What is the quietest 5700 or 5800 series card?

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What is the quietest 5700 or 5800 series card?

Post by tom thumb » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:55 pm

What is the quietest HD5700 or 5800 series card on the market today?

I'm thinking it could be the vapor-x from sapphire, but I'm looking at all options at the moment.

I highly doubt that there would be a passive one with such a powerful gpu.

I know a lot of you have modified your 5700s and 5800s with aftermarket coolers, but I'd like to keep my warranty and stick with the stock cooling these cards come with - for the time being anyway. (unless someone knows of a card who's warranty is not voided by removing the heatsink, although I doubt this too)

PS> There aren't too many articles up on the acoustics of recent high-end graphics cards, I haven't found any. If anyone knows some good/useful ones, post a link.

Thanks in advance!

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Post by CA_Steve » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:12 pm

Powercolor passive 5750.

Haven't seen a review - don't know how warm it gets.

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Post by JamieG » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:02 pm

CA_Steve wrote:Powercolor passive 5750.

Haven't seen a review - don't know how warm it gets.
Gigabyte do a passive 5750 in their Silent Cell range as well now.

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Post by potsy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:30 pm

There's a Gigabyte 5750: linky

If you like you could buy mine which I have on ebay at the moment: linky

Presumably Middle Earth is somewhere in the South Island of New Zealand. I'm in Oz, so it's not too far to post.

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Post by tom thumb » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:50 am

Thanks for the suggestion, it is good to know that there is a mid-range card out there that is fanless, however the 5750 will probably not be enough for me. I could go with 2 in crossfire, but then I'd need to worry about cooling, and the price would start to ramp up.

I've decided to go with a 5800 series card - a 5850 or 5870. The 5750 doesn't provide enough power.

These will probably all have fans, so which has the quietest?

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Post by Darkmaniak » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:24 am

vapor-x gpus are the best if you don't want to change the heatsink.
too bad arctic cooling builds only 5970 with a good cooler

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Post by bonestonne » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:43 am

What about the MSI Hawk?

I was pointed towards that for a high-end/silent build.

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Post by Mats » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:51 pm

Darkmaniak wrote:too bad arctic cooling builds only 5970 with a good cooler
No. There's also the Accelero XTREME 5870:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... 2_&mID=546

There are also three more models that fits the 5870, probably not as good.:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... 2_&mID=379
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... 2_&mID=101
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... 2_&mID=105

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Post by tom thumb » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:29 pm

Thanks for the advice guys.

Would it be possible/beneficial to remove the heatsink on a vapor-x card (leaving the "waterblock") and install an aftermarket cooler (like what Mats mentioned)?

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Post by Das_Saunamies » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:30 am

HD 58xx you say?

I say Gainward GTX 460 1 GB GLH. Have it, love it.

Power consumption, temperatures and performance in the game I play with it.

This is what it looks like going into a fresh rig assembly http://a.imageshack.us/img838/5229/koneyleis.jpg. Why yes, that IS an mATX board, and the 460 is so compact it's borderline cute!

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Post by OddSilence » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:15 pm

There is also a passive 5750 from Club3d (I don't know if it is good, I have never tried it)

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