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PowerColor brings a sense of serenity to AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5750

by Parm Mann on 5 November 2009, 11:59

Tags: SCS3 HD5750, PowerColor (6150.TWO)

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If you're after some DirectX 11 goodness but insist on maintaining a near-silent computing experience, PowerColor has itself a solution.

It's dubbed the PowerColor SCS3 HD5750, and it's a passively-cooled take on AMD's mid-range ATI Radeon HD 5750 GPU.

Seeing as we found AMD's card to be a cool customer when equipped with a Sapphire heatsink and fan, it's no surprise to see a passive offering - but PowerColor's card doesn't make light work of the task at hand.

Cooling the card is a copper base connected to four copper heat pipes and a 32-fin heat sink. PowerColor has managed to retain AMD's stock frequencies - that's 700MHz for the 40nm GPU and 1,150MHz for the 1GB of GDDR5 memory - but there's no mention of temperatures just yet, and we'd be inclined to suggest that you may need a chassis with above average air flow.

The card features dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, and offers full support for ATI Eyefinity. It could be seen as something of a high-end HTPC solution, but judging by the above picture, you'll need at least two free expansion slots.

Interested? PowerColor tells us it'll hit retail on November 20th priced at $149 (roughly Ā£90 excluding local taxes).

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Would love it if they managed to skip the extra power connector….
Tempting, very tempting. I sold my 4850, bought one of the last passive XFX 4650s in this country (seriously they're bloody hard to find now), and now find that Borderlands is just a little too much for it.

But that heatsink is huge - I'd rather see something that hugs both sides of the card. Also, it looks like it's almost cutting off a third slot it sticks out so much.

But I'm still VERY glad to see that a passive 5750 is possible! It's definitely on my xmas list. :)