Items tagged with passive cooling

You are probably aware of the philosophical thought experiment that asks, 'If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?', and we are not here to provide an answer. However, we can say that spinning fans make noise. In search of silence, Palit opted to do away with them on its GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX graphics card. The KalmX model ditches the traditional heatsink + fan + shroud assembly and goes the passive route with just the heatsink. Combined with the "advanced powerful Pascal architecture," the GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX offers up a silent gaming experience. That's wrong of course—the GeForce GTX 1650 is not a Pascal part, as Palit incorrectly states... Read more...
Totally silent computing isn't exactly the Holy Grail of PC enthusiasts, but it is a worthy challenge that carries just as much geek cred as overclocking. Companies are making it easier to get the job done. Take Sapphire, for instance, which just announced what it claims is the "first totally silent card to embody all of the features of this new generation of products based on the revolutionary new GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD." More specifically, Sapphire just rolled out a passively cooled Radeon HD 7750 graphics card. The Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate uses a passive heatpipe and heatsink cooler devoid of any moving parts. Oddly enough, Sapphire doesn't mention what kind of cooling... Read more...
It looks like the guys over at Arctic Cooling have come up with a new passive cooling solution for some of the beefier graphics cards out on the market right now. Its always great to see new innovations in cooling whether it be for processors, graphics cards, or what ever, especially if it can help keep my rig from sounding like a Boeing 747 during take-off. Take a look at what The Inquirer has to say about the new Accelero S1. If you like quiet high-end cooling systems, Arctic has something for you. These guys are long time in the industry and have been developing coolers for HIS and PowerColor cards. Now the firm has its attentions to high-end cards. The Accelero S1 sports four... Read more...