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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:11

I wonder how fast the fastest fanless consumer video card is?




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:14

Only fanless video cards I know are cheepo low quality ones.

 

http://www.amazon.co...sl_8dnslp9cja_b



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:15

Only fanless video cards I know are cheepo low quality ones.

 

http://www.amazon.co...sl_8dnslp9cja_b

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

 

I was hoping someone would surprise me with a "there is a fanless GeForce 760" or something like that :p



#4 Jason S.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:19

There are both a fanless 7850 and a GT 640 on Newegg.

 

When in question, always check there first :p



#5 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:20

there should be a discrete solution for a mainstream one.

 

Else you can install an after market fanless solution, I think there was a thread here with an old 8800 ultra, that bought a fanless heat dissipator and replaced it himself., don't remeber the name of the thread though



#6 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:22

There are both a fanless 7850 and a GT 640 on Newegg.

 

When in question, always check there first :p

Ah, nice :)

 

I am at work, so I can't do too much research. The brief research I did on Ebuyer seemed to suggest the fastest fanless:

  • AMD card is the Sapphire HD 6670 (£67) or Sapphire HD 7750 (£88)
  • NVIDIA card is the Asus GT 620 (£49)

I only searched for "silent", though (although it searches product descriptions, too).



#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:23

Any card can be fanless if you connect a water-cooling block to it. :p



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:28

I am probably stating the obvious but fan less cards are not any lower quality but they will nearly always be slower because higher clock speeds generate more heat.
 
If you are going to use a card especially for even the slightest gaming make sure your rig has plenty of cooling fans because it will heat up every component because they he will not be dispersed.
 
They are okay for a system that doesn't work hard in a nice cool room.
 
I have a watercooled system, but have tried a few top end cards with fans they are a lot quieter nowadays and you can turn the fan speed down to next to nothing nearly inaudible.


#9 threetonesun

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 15:36

There's a fanless GTX 680, good luck finding one for sale though: http://www.theverge....k-graphics-card



#10 Andre S.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 16:36

The fastest fanless card that you bear some chance of finding is the Sapphire Ultimate HD 7750. It's not very fast.

 

The problem with these cards is that they promise silence through lack of fans, but you'll need superior case airflow to keep them cool. It just moves the noise elsewhere IMO. I'd rather get a card that has silent fans itself.



#11 Andre S.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 16:38

There's a fanless GTX 680, good luck finding one for sale though: http://www.theverge....k-graphics-card

Lol! That's a true monster.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 22:58

There's a fanless GTX 680, good luck finding one for sale though: http://www.theverge....k-graphics-card

lol wow



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 23:03

Actually I found that even with the low end fan cards, you can unplug the fans and they still work fine.

 

For the nay-sayers : Yes, I successfully ran a card like this for 2 years in my SFF desktop at work. ;)



#14 threetonesun

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:24

Actually I found that even with the low end fan cards, you can unplug the fans and they still work fine.

 

For the nay-sayers : Yes, I successfully ran a card like this for 2 years in my SFF desktop at work. ;)

 

Yeah, if you never use them. :laugh:

 

Fanless cards replace the fan with some sort of finned metal block to dissapate heat off of the card and into the case's general airflow. If you load up a card with a fan on it, it will transfer the heat off the card into the (most likely) plastic fan and just well up there until the thermal paste burns off.

 

Just for general desktop use, yeah, you probably don't need fans. You probably don't even need a GPU for that.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:26

You can have any card that's fanless if you slap a water block on it ;)