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The end result is an impressive-looking passive heatsink that keeps the GPU core and memory cool at all times. Like many low-end graphics products, Gigabyte’s version features a passive cooler. So the jaw dropping performance of the Gainward is unlikely to be repeated. Not only has Albatron made their GT completely silent using a high-quality passive cooler, but by doing so has allowed for a 50MHz core and a MHz memory clock increase. However given such an overclock, performance can be boosted dramatically. Initially this struck me as being a little odd, but then the more I thought about it, the more sense it made.

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However, it was Albatron that impressed me the most, with their very serious heatsink design that does bare a remarkable resemblance to that of ASUS’ Silent coolers.

Recently I heard a rumor that ATI will ship their next generation graphics cards without a reference cooler. Rather than including several poor quality games, Albatron offers nothing yt than the NVIDIA drivers suite which has allowed them to budget for a “better” graphics card.

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Initially this struck me as being a little odd, but then the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. The cost of two GT cards or a single GT is roughly the same, and the performance is close.

Not only has Albatron made their GT completely silent using a high-quality passive cooler, but by doing so has allowed for a 50MHz core and a MHz memory clock increase.

Already have an account? So basically, the reason why we initially see such a huge range of generic graphics cards is because the race is on to deliver the product as soon as possible, at the best price.

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Subscribe to the latest tech news as well as exciting promotions from us and our partners! Unfortunately, for the price that you pay for the Gigabyte, one DVI output is all you’ll get; the other output is the usual analog VGA. Serious Sam II, the sequel to a first person shooter game, which was a sleeper hit, has many colorful environments that should show off the capabilities of the card.

Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. For example, Gigabyte went with a basic heatpipe design and MSI used a large black heatsink with a copper pipe at the 73000 to help evenly distribute the heat. However given such an overclock, performance can be boosted dramatically.

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The DDR2 memory chips are rated at 2. You can reach out to them bt. Not one manufacturer went with anything other than the plain and boring reference cooling solution, which I tt add was extremely noisy. While this is not the latest version, it is still a very decent application for DVD playback.

So the jaw dropping performance of the Albatronn is unlikely to be repeated. The GeForce GT on the other hand did not get the attention of the GT upon launch and there did not seem to be such a rush to get this product to the masses.

The cooler on the Gigabyte utilizes heat pipe technology to transfer the heat to a special section of cooling fins, which should dissipate heat faster than the conventional chunk of aluminum heatsink. As a result, it has been far more joyful testing these cheaper low-end graphics cards, as each and every one seems to be a little different. Page 2 of Of course, now there is a little bit of diversity in the GT range as big name manufacturers such as ASUS and Gigabyte are onto their second or albatrob revision.

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The strategy makes sense, but at times I wonder if the quick sales are worth albarron the reputation of a manufacturer such as ASUS. However, the modest clock speeds mean that the price of the Gigabyte would probably be more in tune with its low-end image.

Gigabyte obviously knows the desirability of its bundled game and the packaging is hence unabashed in its Serious Sam imagery. The presence of this output means that it can support displays sizes of inch and larger. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Have feedback on the article for the editorial team? For example, when the GeForce GT cards were first released, I found myself with half a dozen graphics cards that looked albattron identical in every way.

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The end result is an impressive-looking passive heatsink that keeps the GPU core and memory cool at all times. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

Making matters worse, almost all of them were built on the same plain old green PCB. Here’s an inventory list of the items: Sign up for freeht takes 30 seconds. This was extremely disappointing as the GeForce GT was set albwtron be the number one choice for affordable gaming.