Silent 8600GTS announced

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Post by zeta » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:02 pm

Spackle wrote:$197 at ewiz (no affiliation).

Who's gonna try it? :wink:
I tried it, and it's definitely not the heatpipe cooling solution. I'm pretty unhappy with eWiz right now... :x

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Post by Spackle » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:51 am

I tried it, and it's definitely not the heatpipe cooling solution. I'm pretty unhappy with eWiz right now... :x
Ugh! I looked at eWiz's site, and while the picture and description are of the passive model,
the "-B" on the model number is for the fan-cooled model (pretty awful on gigabyte's part).
Sorry, gigabyte didn't even have the model listed when I posted the link, I will go back and
edit the post with the eWiz link. In fact, I'll just nuke the link entirely, screwups like that
don't deserve linkage. I hope they make it right for you, promptly.
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Post by puscifer » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:21 am

But for games we still cant find any decent (silent) bang for buck in the middle sector. the only option is to wait for the 8800 GS and the Zalman VNF100 as i bet no one will remember to put a passive cooler on it.

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Post by zeta » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:30 am

Spackle wrote:
I tried it, and it's definitely not the heatpipe cooling solution. I'm pretty unhappy with eWiz right now... :x
Ugh! I looked at eWiz's site, and while the picture and description are of the passive model,
the "-B" on the model number is for the fan-cooled model (pretty awful on gigabyte's part).
Sorry, gigabyte didn't even have the model listed when I posted the link, I will go back and
edit the post with the eWiz link. In fact, I'll just nuke the link entirely, screwups like that
don't deserve linkage. I hope they make it right for you, promptly.
:?
Pretty sure it was just a launch day mistake (they had the wrong model # on launch day too). I'm going to be calling them again today... I'm not feeling too good about this though, since they haven't been very good at responding to me.

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Post by spookmineer » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:23 pm

According to LegionHardware:
The 8600 GT is a joke
:(

They compared it to the 7600 GT and in the conclusion:
The 8600 GT is a joke in my opinion and does not deserve to be part of the x600 GT series. If anything, what we have see here today should have been performance delivered by the 8500 GT, not the 8600 GT. The results really spoke for themselves, as the GeForce 8600 GT was 12% slower in Far Cry, 17% slower in F.E.A.R, 7% slower in X3: Reunion and 19.5% slower in Company of Heroes. The only two games that the 8600 GT came out on top in was Prey (15.5%) and Supreme Commander (27.5%), making a two out of six effort very poor indeed.

Sadly, there will be no 8800 GS

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Post by klankymen » Wed May 02, 2007 8:44 am

here it is at newegg.... it's hard to tell from the pics, but it almost looks to me as if it could fit into a NSK2400/Fusion...

anyone have this yet?
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Post by christopher3393 » Wed May 02, 2007 9:42 am

Newegg has 3 different models: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rchInDesc=

Also check this thread that looks at MSI's passive card and the Gigabyte cards, including some links to reviews that I posted. viewtopic.php?t=40096

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Post by Sizzle » Wed May 02, 2007 11:48 am

Be careful that the Gigabyte 8600GT card is not HDCP compliant. Completely idiotic, the GTS and the 8500 cards are both HDCP and this one is not.

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Post by bsoft » Sat May 05, 2007 1:00 am

xilencer wrote:Specs state dualslot, but this looks like a nice single slot card, Gigabyte 8600GT silent-pipe
FYI - I purchased a Gigabyte silent-pipe 8600GT and had horrible problems with it overheating (120-130C under load). The heatsink gets VERY hot, and it really doesn't seem to have enough surface area to cool the card without much more airflow.

I'm swapping it out for an Asus 8600GT (EN8600GT), which has a VF-700 esque cooling system which will hopefully be either decently quiet at full-speed (not counting on it) or thermally controlled so that it can run slowly at idle.

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Post by zeta » Sat May 05, 2007 1:07 am

lplatypus wrote:So are there any passive 8600 GT cards announced yet? The extra power consumption of the 8600 GTS over the 8600 GT sounds like a waste.
Also, do we know if these cards are any smarter than the previous generation about saving power when they're idle?
Gigabyte also has a passive 8600 GT:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=322368

Edit: umm... nothing to see here, move along, move along. It's late, and I didn't notice the thread had a second page =/

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Post by Chris Chan » Sat May 05, 2007 5:00 am

xilencer wrote:Specs state dualslot, but this looks like a nice single slot card, Gigabyte 8600GT silent-pipe
Not that you *ever* want to put anything in the slot directly below a warm passive video card... :shock: :D
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Post by Techno Pride » Mon May 14, 2007 5:35 am

btw, the Gigabyte 8600GTS w/ SilentPipe3 does NOT require external power. Completely powered through the PCIe slot.

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... cid=3&pg=4
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Post by crispyfish » Mon May 14, 2007 10:44 am

Techno Pride wrote:btw, the Gigabyte 8600GTS w/ SilentPipe3 does NOT require external power. Completely powered through the PCIe slot.

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... cid=3&pg=4
What's amusing though is that it comes with a molex/PCI-E adapter... I just stared at the cable thinking "Where am I supposed to put THIS?" :lol:

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