Graphics Cards

Asus EN8600GT OC GEAR graphics card

Graphics Cards
Asus is one of the few manufacturers who doesn't follow the mold with graphics cards. Not only do they produce both ATI and nVidia based cards, they seldom utilize the reference cooler; they even offer a wide variety of passively-cooled cards. The product we're reviewing today isn't passively-cooled, but it does have the potential to be quiet. The EN8600GT OC GEAR is a graphics card with a large, radial aluminum heatsink and an interesting feature we've never seen before: The "first hardware based real-time overclocking device for graphics cards overclocking and fan speed controller."

Fanless PCIe Graphics Cards from Asus and Aopen

Graphics Cards
A review of two more fanless video cards: The Asus Radeon EAX1600XT Silent/TVD/256M and the low profile AOpen Aeolus PCX6600-DV128LP. Both employ heatpipes to expand the cooling surface area onto the trace side of the video card for improved cooling. Are they suitable for dedicated silencers who want more than budget vidcard performance?

Gigabyte GV-N66256DP Fanless Graphics Card

Graphics Cards
Not many manufacturers offer a good performance AGP card with fanless cooling. The upgrade market still consists mostly of AGP-based systems, and the GeForce 6600 represents close to the high water mark for AGP performance. This is why Gigabyte's fanless GeForce 6600 is still worth a close look with our new graphics card testing methodology.
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