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Quiet graphics card

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June 8, 2003 12:37:43 PM

I've got a very quiet nice computer, but its graphics card is not too good. I'd want to play a game of BF 1942 every now and then, so I need a new card. There seems to be quite some graphics cards with a passive heatsink only - without any fan. Does anyone have any experience on these; what would be the fastest QUIET graphics card that even supports two monitors?

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June 8, 2003 1:49:21 PM

the only recent graphic which has no fan..there is only one I know, the powercolor's Radeon9000(no pro)
maybe there are others..
June 9, 2003 12:57:53 PM

A R9700pro with a Zalman HP-80a fitted as standard (cant remember the branding but it was silver HS rather than the retail yellow/gold...

Trust me I know what I'm doing... ooops, grab the cat... (Click me name to see me spec)
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June 9, 2003 4:35:00 PM

I have a 9600Pro, and it is quite! The fan is very small, smaller than the fan on my geforce 4mx 440. It is below the performance of a 9500Pro, but as I said, the card is very quite. If you want performance, and it to be quite, I would suggest the 9600Pro.
June 9, 2003 4:44:38 PM

Yea, what Marneus said... the absolute fastest quiet card I know of is the heatpipe-equipped 9700 PRO.
A heatpipe is a nifty fanless cooling mechanism.

The 9600 is fast & quiet, but the 9700 PRO with a heatpipe is far faster.

The 9000 is an entry level card, not even nearly as fast as a 9600.
June 9, 2003 4:52:46 PM

radeon 9000
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