GeForceFX Reborn ?

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    This new GFFX cooling system does not run in 2D operation, making it quieter than any other 3D cards in this current generation while not being used in a gaming capacity. When the GFFX Ultra is utilized in a 3D application, the fan system spins up and is still about as loud as it was before. Nvidia reports it to be around 5dBa quieter.

    article over at hardocp

    5db quieter? so down to 65db? mmmm
     
  2. JAV

    JAV Banned

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    What is Kyle on about? We don't buy nVidia made cards, but we do buy Gainward:

    "Gainward FX PowerPack! Series

    Model Ultra/1000 Plus
    “Golden Sampleâ€

    GPU
    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra

    500 MHz Plus
    GeForce FX 5800

    Low Noise Cooling
    Yes, max 7db

    Memory
    128MB DDR2

    1GHz Plus
    128MB DDR2

    Recommended Price
    € 649"

    AND:

    "Owing to Gainward’s advanced R&D skills the maximum noise is reduced to only 7db, the same as a human heartbeat. Competetive products maximum noise levels can be rated as high as 70db the same level as a domestic vacuum cleaner. "

    Source:

    http://www.gainward.de/gwnewsite/gweurope/gwcontent/gwgcnepress/03_01_E_GF_FX_5800.htm

    Enjoy, ;)
     
  3. EcPercy

    EcPercy Well-Known Member

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    nvidia can take that card... polish it up all nice and shiny, turn it sideways and stick it right back up where it came....
     
  4. David

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    straight up their candy a*s?
     
  5. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Alright, this sounds good.

    I can't wait for it to come screaming onto the scene... :rolleyes:
     
  6. HardwareHeaven

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    seems to me by reading the figures the only FX worth even looking at is the gainward, but then again, what about the price.... mmm
     
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    After you take price into consideration the only FX worth buying has the numbers "9500" or "9700" in it! :lol:
     
  8. JAV

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    I'd tend to agree with that at tyhe present time, but I'm sure Alby, Asus, MSI, Abit, & others will use their 'creative forces' on the cards too. Look at what they did w/GF4 Ti cards esp. the Ti4200's. I wouldn't be surprised if one (or more) of them makes a card that supports the flip-chip GFFX GPU & isn't even close to 'reference' design.

    nVidia has forced the hand of the retail card makers > if they wanna sell GFFX cards: they are gonna have to fix 'em. Gainward has met the 'noise' challenge & others will to, IMHO. :)

    I can hardly wait for an Asus GFFX to show up. If their reputation preceeds them: it'll cook w/o the noise. Rumor is MSI is looking @ water cooling & Akasa has some thoughts on aftermarket coolers already. TT, TR, CoolerMaster & others will too: all a matter of time.

    IMO by,
     
  9. tazdevl

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    7dba... I'll believe it when I see it... and hear it.
     

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