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New 5770 design, Passive cooling

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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2010 10:58:21 PM

For those of you interested here it is.

I would quote it, but it keeps mixing the Deutsch(aka German) with the English translations
a c 194 U Graphics card
August 25, 2010 11:03:03 PM

That is an absolutely massive heatsink, i would much rather have the XFX single slot version that that beast. How much does that thing weigh?
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a c 171 U Graphics card
August 25, 2010 11:10:27 PM

Not impressed. I was reading a review of these cards not to far back and noticed the 5750 had a power draw that was 75-80W. I'd much rather see a "green" version of that chip where its clocked down just a bit so you don't need the 6pin plug. It would then be the fastest card without one. The 5770 isn't much higher, they might be able to make one of those as well. That would be something.
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a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2010 11:13:47 PM

4745454b said:
Not impressed. I was reading a review of these cards not to far back and noticed the 5750 had a power draw that was 75-80W. I'd much rather see a "green" version of that chip where its clocked down just a bit so you don't need the 6pin plug. It would then be the fastest card without one. The 5770 isn't much higher, they might be able to make one of those as well. That would be something.


A green single slot version of both would probably be better I agree.
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August 25, 2010 11:53:27 PM

4745454b said:
Not impressed. I was reading a review of these cards not to far back and noticed the 5750 had a power draw that was 75-80W. I'd much rather see a "green" version of that chip where its clocked down just a bit so you don't need the 6pin plug. It would then be the fastest card without one. The 5770 isn't much higher, they might be able to make one of those as well. That would be something.


You could just buy a 5670 and decide to overclock it when you want more performance instead.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 3:47:18 AM

Never like passive cooler...
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a c 106 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 5:15:59 AM

If the heatsink has to be that big to be silent it seems a little pointless. I'm sure it also runs pretty hot which may limit the life of the card.
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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 5:24:22 AM

^ Not really, it may be for HTPC use but the HD 5770 really isn't a HTPC card, it's for those who prefer silence.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 7:37:17 AM

I'm not familiar enough with the 5670 to know how good it would be OC'd. I'm still guessing a down clocked 5770 would be quite a bit faster. Just surprised no one has done it yet seeing as its so close to 75W anyways.
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August 26, 2010 4:55:13 PM

Is a massive heatsink like that really different than just using nice really quiet fans? You're going to need some kind of airflow anyways to cool a 5770 so it's not like the entire build can be completely fanless.
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2010 3:06:41 AM

Best answer selected by decode.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 5, 2010 9:58:36 AM

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