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post #11 of 23
Hybrid my arse. It's just turning a fan on and off. You'll gain minimal advantages from less noise but there's still going to be many other fans in your case that you'll hear. But it does look like a much better heatsink design, you can see there's an extra bit curling around the fan. Looks good too.
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post #12 of 23
looks neat!
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post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by namtlade View Post
Hybrid my arse. It's just turning a fan on and off. You'll gain minimal advantages from less noise but there's still going to be many other fans in your case that you'll hear. But it does look like a much better heatsink design, you can see there's an extra bit curling around the fan. Looks good too.
IMO - I think the idea is good; but I agree that calling it "hybrid cooling" is a bit of a stretch.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/28/08 at 10:17am
    
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this is for sure, the graphics card you'll find in batman's rig. seriously WOW.
    
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post #15 of 23
Would buy again A++++

That cooler looks awesome, on a serious note.

^^^

Holy stock cooler batman!
post #16 of 23
So the fan has a built-in temperature sensor that kicks in when the GPU gets too hot? How does that differ from how my laptop fan works?
    
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post #17 of 23
Quote:
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Hybrid my arse. It's just turning a fan on and off.
So turn the fan off in a stock cooler an let me know how it goes...
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post #18 of 23
Quote:
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IMO - I think the idea is good; but I agree that calling it "hybrid cooling" is a bit of a stretch.
I don't see the idea.

AFAIK many cards can have their fans off under a certain temperature. If ambient is high enough, the fan of this card can still kick in. I don't see any new ideas behind this other than marketing.

If they can engineer the GPU core to output little to no heat during non-gaming situations, that'd be something innovative. Other than the looks of this card, I'd rather have the low-profile Galaxy 9600GT for a HTPC.
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post #19 of 23
Mmmm black board and a nice cooler.
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post #20 of 23
I'll be puttin one of those when I finally get an HTPC together!
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