Graphic Cards with one fan, two fans or passive cooling?

Intel Core i5-2500K - 3.30 GHz [3.70 GHz]
Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Module 4 GB, PC3-12800 [2x]
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5\" HD
Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 [750 watts] V2 Power Supply
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Benq ET-0008 G2000WD LCD Monitor [Max Display: 1600x900]

I have seen Graphic Cards with one fan, two fans or passive cooling
is one any better than any other?

My monitor has a VGA and a DVI-D connection, the only Radeon 7770 card I have seen with a VGA port is the HIS H777FN1G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition is this card any good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161433
While I would not mind using the DVI port, Would I need a DVI-D cable as instead of just a DVI cable?

Also does a 256-bit memory interface make that much difference over a 128-bit memory interface?

I know this is actually the questions instead of one but they all have an impact on which Graphic Card I go with.
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  1. starhunter5 said:
    Intel Core i5-2500K - 3.30 GHz [3.70 GHz]
    Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Module 4 GB, PC3-12800 [2x]
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5\" HD
    Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 [750 watts] V2 Power Supply
    Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Benq ET-0008 G2000WD LCD Monitor [Max Display: 1600x900]

    I have seen Graphic Cards with one fan, two fans or passive cooling
    is one any better than any other?

    My monitor has a VGA and a DVI-D connection, the only Radeon 7770 card I have seen with a VGA port is the HIS H777FN1G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition is this card any good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161433
    While I would not mind using the DVI port, Would I need a DVI-D cable as instead of just a DVI cable?

    Also does a 256-bit memory interface make that much difference over a 128-bit memory interface?

    I know this is actually the questions instead of one but they all have an impact on which Graphic Card I go with.


    just use any dvi cable at that resolution and drop the vga out its dead, gone and quality is very average. as for gpu cooling depends on the gpu the higher end the more cooling it will need to keep thermals under control generally i like ones with larger fans the spin at less rpm and make less noise as for passive you would wanna have very good case airflow to consider any passive cooled gpu outside of low end units or deep pockets for dirty big aftermarket coolers. as for the memory interface if you run the vram from a 256bit card assuming that uses all the bandwidth available put it on a 128bit interface it will chop the available memory bandwidth in half.
  2. jasont78 said:
    starhunter5 said:
    Intel Core i5-2500K - 3.30 GHz [3.70 GHz]
    Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Module 4 GB, PC3-12800 [2x]
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5\" HD
    Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 [750 watts] V2 Power Supply
    Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Benq ET-0008 G2000WD LCD Monitor [Max Display: 1600x900]

    I have seen Graphic Cards with one fan, two fans or passive cooling
    is one any better than any other?

    My monitor has a VGA and a DVI-D connection, the only Radeon 7770 card I have seen with a VGA port is the HIS H777FN1G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition is this card any good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161433
    While I would not mind using the DVI port, Would I need a DVI-D cable as instead of just a DVI cable?

    Also does a 256-bit memory interface make that much difference over a 128-bit memory interface?

    I know this is actually the questions instead of one but they all have an impact on which Graphic Card I go with.


    just use any dvi cable at that resolution and drop the vga out its dead, gone and quality is very average. as for gpu cooling depends on the gpu the higher end the more cooling it will need to keep thermals under control generally i like ones with larger fans the spin at less rpm and make less noise as for passive you would wanna have very good case airflow to consider any passive cooled gpu outside of low end units or deep pockets for dirty big aftermarket coolers. as for the memory interface if you run the vram from a 256bit card assuming that uses all the bandwidth available put it on a 128bit interface it will chop the available memory bandwidth in half.


    My only interest in getting Graphic card that has VGA is that I can wait to get a DVI cable, If I get a card that does not have VGA, then that means I also have to get a DVI cable just to use the card.
    Jasont78, how did you get your computer info to display in the lower right corner? I have not been able to find a way to do that.
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