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by lechuck
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD Radeon HD 6570 & 6670 Budget GPUs
Replies: 29
Views: 17345

Re: AMD Radeon HD 6570 & 6670 Budget GPUs

I think 'mczak' is right at saying that higher temperature causes higher power draw...

Is there a way to repeat the measurement of 6570 power draw using 6670 cooler?
by lechuck
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor 5670 consumption
Replies: 21
Views: 3105

C'mon we are off topic a bit.
Btw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3iAqxNpQ-A

Can we now discuss Powercolor 5670 card?
by lechuck
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor 5670 consumption
Replies: 21
Views: 3105

@Parappaman: Why? Less heat in idle! Most people don't care, most people don't have passive HS on CPU and VGA ... but some do and those care.
by lechuck
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 42963

@W1zzard: I'd ask you if your power concumption figures are measured at the wall socket?
by lechuck
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fastest fanless cards available?
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

PowerColor AX5750 1GBD5-NS3DH Go! Green is listed on newegg ...
by lechuck
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI Radeon HD 5450 & HD 5570 Graphics Cards
Replies: 24
Views: 12862

The idle power draw for 4670 is just wrong. Noone else in the world could achive that!
SPCR schould measure again - as this review draws conclusions from it. We thrust SPCR, but not with this measurement.

Comparison between 'real' 4670 and 5670 would be nice.
by lechuck
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PC is inaudible, ambient is NOT
Replies: 18
Views: 3358

Logi MX518 mouse (still better than MX 510)
;)
by lechuck
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

@Steve Teixera: Can you measure to confirm voltage dropped after Bios edit? Was there a power consumption drop?
by lechuck
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SAPPHIRE Launches HD 5670
Replies: 26
Views: 7382

I wonder if drivers for PowerPlay are working with those first cards. Idle power in many reviews is higher as with GT240 and lower than 4670. Acording to Xbits 4670 has bit lower idle running compared to GT240. I guess time to sit back, drink tea and wait one month before making judgement. I hope SP...
by lechuck
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: SAPPHIRE Launches HD 5670
Replies: 26
Views: 7382

It looks we have to wait few weeks untill cards arrive. Some stores in EU listed cards at about 80€.
by lechuck
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor GO! Green HD5750 (passive)
Replies: 88
Views: 42963

This card was rumored last monht, it's without power connector. From design point of view, I'd rather see that HS goes to the back of the card, something like HR03. I think this is better for most cases of passive use, as the heat goes up and does not hang below the card. More interesting to me is s...
by lechuck
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750 cards
Replies: 39
Views: 16912

Bit off topic: ... I had nvidia once ... but 2D picture was soo bad ... warranty is not everything... I still miss Matrox. It's very likely that you will change card after 2 years anyway. What is important for silent PC users: - sharp 2D image - low idle running - possible passive cooling - etc. - t...
by lechuck
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5750 cards
Replies: 39
Views: 16912

Looks very promising! Even more can be expected from another model: The PowerColor Go! Green HD 5750: http://www.guru3d.com/news/powercolor-green-edition-radeon-hd-5750/ It will be interesting to see how they take care of power consumtion at load. 85W is too much for cards without any extra power so...
by lechuck
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5
Replies: 45
Views: 19110

I'm using SQD2.5 inside SQD3.5 for about 2 years now! Yes, I know - it's too much for average PC - but I wanted ultimate silence. I have enclousures on bottom of PC where is almost no airflow, but HDDs still stay in idle at about 30 - 33 degC and load about 45 degC. Better than my notebook, where HD...
by lechuck
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 5750 announced
Replies: 21
Views: 11137

@40974111: I'd say in idle you could perhaps go away with a completely passive environment - depending of other components. But under load no chance. Under load you need airflow as normal setup hits over 100W easy.
by lechuck
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on ATI 57xx series cards...
Replies: 53
Views: 16288

I'd agree with Meato. I look forward to 56x0 series - if they manage to get rid of power adapter and also lower idle power draw, well lower than 4670 that is.
by lechuck
Thu May 28, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4770 worth waiting for?
Replies: 50
Views: 11903

You are starting to change topic here... ... and there is no final answer to which monitor suits who. Some people stick with CRT's until they don't explode - like mine (after 9 years). :( But then they ussualy buy new LCD. Btw, IPS is not best of the best. Things change all the time. I'd vote for S-...
by lechuck
Mon May 18, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 81274

I have Etasis EFN-300 for almost 4 years now. No problems, it outlived even my floppy. :)

Great PSU.
by lechuck
Tue May 05, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: video cards for work environment XP Pro and Windows 7 use.
Replies: 20
Views: 5289

Well, I can report a dead 8400GS after only 3 months of office use in our company. The replacement is still going after 10 months.
by lechuck
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 106929

I'd also back up Vicotnik and Matija. It now looks to wait for 4750 and hope ATI gets it right this time - with fully functional Power play states and better PCB layout, that is able to reduce voltage in idle.
by lechuck
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PowerColor SCS HD4650: A Fanless Budget Graphics Card
Replies: 20
Views: 9167

@Lawrence Lee: I'd suggest, that you start to pay more attention in reviews to the fact if Powerplay is enabled and functional. SPCR review of 4670 started a lot of buzz, but no user could repeat the magic low power consumption. I start to belive that ATI/AMD is cheating with review samples. Back to...
by lechuck
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

MSI cards come with default BIOS setting at 0.9V (as far as I know), but the question is,
if they are really able to lower voltage so much (the same question applies to all other brands,
including HIS on your wish list).
by lechuck
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

There's new passive 4670 from Saph:

http://geizhals.at/a394573.html

Edit: Thanks Mats!
by lechuck
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

For all asking about the noisy fan, new MSI card with Zalman cooling (R4670-2D512SP) could be solution. There's a 3 wire fan, maybe it has decent rpm control.
by lechuck
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

Now this one could be the next perfect balance. :)

friend: I guess none of them is quiet and it all comes to the point how silent your system is in the first place.

Matija: Don't worry, then you'll jump on 6679 train ... you know, the only thing that doesn't change are changes. :)
by lechuck
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

Of course memory frequency, did you set your card in 2D mode to 165MHz/250 Mhz @0.9V? I got reply from Gigabyte support. I was asking if the card can go to 0.9V in idle, they said: 'Thank you for supporting GIGABYTE products. As to the question you asked, yes, GV-R467D3-512I VGA card will automatica...
by lechuck
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

maf718: One question for you. Did you mod your Bios with RBE, to lower mem. frekv in idle? Did your power consumption improve? Also did your power consumption change, when you changed the fan? I'm starting to think, that about 9W AC or 10-11W DC is the max any 4670 card can do. The SPCR review might...
by lechuck
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

maf718: You have perfect card for installing HR-03! :)
Only Palit and Gainward use this PCB layout.

Matija: I'd also do what maf718 suggested, by bending the pins instead of soldering.
by lechuck
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

Ksanderash: Are you sure this is THE magic chip?

Looking at the pictures in SPCR review, I'd say that reviewed card was missing that chip also. At the side view the place is flat.
by lechuck
Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 233709

I noticed on MSI 4670 page, that MSI is boasting to have:
- Low standby power consumption
- Maximum Power Efficiency with ATI PowerPlayâ„¢ Technology
Here:
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func ... od_no=1615

Has someone MSI 4670 card and can verify voltage drop?