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 Post subject: Gigabyte 10cm fan on HD 6770 - Is it quiet?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:08 am 
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Hi All,

My Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate (passively cooled) has just broken so I have to get a new card. The options are

Passively cooled:

Sapphire HD 6670
Sapphire HD 6570

If I am honest though, I would like a bit of an upgrade in terms of performance. The 6570 seems to be similar to the 4670, and the 6670 has a truly massive heat sink and seems to be a risky option.

If I get one with a fan I am going to get the best performance for my budget. I was thinking of a Gigabyte 6770 1GB with a 10 cm fan (supposed to be 'virtually silent' in the marketing language used).

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product ... id=3933#ov

I wondered if anyone had any experience with Gigabyte graphics cards and had any opinions how quiet their fans are?

Other suggestions appreciated.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Gigabyte 10cm fan on HD 6770 - Is it quiet?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:28 am 
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Why not just go for the passive 6770 that Gigabyte makes?

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product ... id=3861#ov

I've got one. As well as the 5770 version which the 6770 was just a rebrand of, and it's brilliant.
I have had to ziptie some fans on their to deal with playing BF3 and Australian summer.

But no fan is always going to be quieter than a 10cm fan.


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 Post subject: Re: Gigabyte 10cm fan on HD 6770 - Is it quiet?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:24 am 
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jamsponge wrote:
If I am honest though, I would like a bit of an upgrade in terms of performance. The 6570 seems to be similar to the 4670, and the 6670 has a truly massive heat sink and seems to be a risky option.
If you want more performance you could go with PowerColor SCS3 AX6850 1GBD5-S3DH Radeon HD 6850, personally i wouldn't run it fanless for gaming, i would just strap 120mm low rpm fan with zip ties, im running a Passive GTS450 with a Scythe Kama Flex PWM (check sig), running @ 250rpm, in my HTPC never have risen above 55C, probably would in gaming... but also running the fan extremely low, a Scythe SY1225SL12SL 120mm "Slipstream" 500rpm Case Fan or if you manage to find a Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120 mm D1225C12B1AP-11 (500 rpm) (ideal for horizontal placement since it comes with ball bearing) should be more than enough to cool it, and be virtually inaudible.

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