quiet mid- range card


Jul 20, 2002
I'd like to update one of my spare systems , currently has on-board GF4-mx on soltek nforce 2 board
currently its almost silent , like to keep it that way ,
whats a good , very quiet card in the ATi9600/ fx5700
performance range or just buy any suitable card and use a Zalman passive cooler


Radeon 9600 non-pros come with passive cooling. Faster than your integrated video. Quieter, but a little slower than a Ti4200.

ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 512MB Corsair TwinX PC3200LL, Radeon 9500 Pro, Santa Cruz, Antec 1000AMG, TruePower 430watt
IF you want a new card, then get a Sapphire R9600PRO/XT Ultimate Edition, they come with the Zalman heatpipe already on.

Otherwise yeah you can add a zalman to whichever one you want.
An R9600 non-pro with passive cooling is OK (and can beat a GF4ti in many instances) but I'd go for the Pro or XT If I were you, it's a good bump in performance.

<A HREF="http://www.rage3d.com/content/reviews/video/sapphire9600s/index.php" target="_new">HERE</A>'s a Review of the R9600 Atlantis(passive) side by side with the R9600Pro (w/ HSF [not the Ultimate Edition]). That should give you an idea of base performance levels.

<A HREF="http://www.ukgamer.com/article.php4?id=101&page=1" target="_new">The Ultimate Edition Review by UK Gamer</A>

<A HREF="http://www.rage3d.com/content/reviews/video/sapphire9600s/index.php" target="_new">The R9600/R9600Pro Review</A>

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