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New generation VGA as quiet as HIS 9800Pro Excalibur?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:08 am
by Thomas
Is there any new generation graphic card which comes standard with an Arctic Cooler, which is as quiet as HIS Radeon 9800Pro Excalibur?

I'm using AGP.

I've tried the Galaxy 6800, way too noisy. As far as I can see in the AC Silencer threads, many people are having problems with the newer silencers, maybe due to PWM fan regulation.

I've checked out the passive Gigabyte 6800, but it's over my budget, and I'm having a hard time finding other passive solutions around here. Besides, my case aint got the best airflow (which also excludes Zalman and the likes), so I would prefer a Arctic Cooler based solution.

I've managed to find a dealer, which still stock the HIS 9800 - it's somewhat overpriced, but I cant stand the noise...

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:42 am
by Thomas
No one?

Is there no other VGA card, which is AGP, comes standard with an Arctic Cooler and around the same performance and as silent HIS 9800 Excalibur?

Thanks.

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:41 am
by Tephras
HIS still have IceQ editions in their VGA lineup, they're available from the Radeon X700 up to the Radeon X850XT.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:06 am
by Thomas
Tephras wrote:HIS still have IceQ editions in their VGA lineup, they're available from the Radeon X700 up to the Radeon X850XT.
Yes, I found a thread about HIS X800, but it wasn't excatly silent... it was noisy.

I've also tried a Galaxy GeForce 6800 w/ standard Arctic Cooler - way too noisy, cant recommend it.

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:35 am
by the_smell
You should be able to get hold of a passively cooled geforce 6600 or 6800 (gigabyte do some models), or undervolt a modern vga silencer. I've got of Geforce 6800GT with a VGA silencer and it's not bad with the standard, certainly much better than a normal stock cooler. If you undervolt it with a fanmate you can get it as quiet as the orginal silencer I had on an old radeon 9700 and I've not had temperature problems. Failing that there's always the zalman (and other manufacturers) heat pipe coolers.

Re: New generation VGA as quiet as HIS 9800Pro Excalibur?

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:33 am
by Thomas
Thanks, but:
Thomas wrote:I've checked out the passive Gigabyte 6800, but it's over my budget, and I'm having a hard time finding other passive solutions around here. Besides, my case aint got the best airflow (which also excludes Zalman and the likes), so I would prefer a Arctic Cooler based solution.
Besides, I've tried two of the Galaxy 6800 w AC, way too silent. I want a standard solution, where I dont have to fiddle around with fanmates etc.

Seems like HIS 9800 is the only card, which fits my needs.