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Old July 4, 2011, 09:15 PM
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Well reviewed Sky.

As much as I applaud the efforts of PowerColor for bringing passive cooling in to the modern gaming world so effectively; I have to stop and wonder if there's a market for it. Passive cooling has always struck me as more an HTPC or workstation market. But with the advent of the new combo processors, I see that market changing drastically in the near future. I can't imagine that people will want to dump excess money and power in to a GPU when it's not necessary.

As for the gamers, performance or performance per dollar is a much more important chase than silence. And even if a gamer is after silence, there are a lot of aftermarket cooling solutions that provide near silent operation for much less money. Espescially when considering that your case will be operating some kind of fans regardless of your GPU.

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