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Agent69
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Jan 10, 2005, 01:35 AM
 
Would I be correct in thinking that the single 1.8ghz G5 PowerMac would be the quietest PowerMac available, since it would need less cooling than the dual processor models?

Also, does anyone know if either the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra or ATI RADEON 9600 XT are fanless GPUs?


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Jan 10, 2005, 12:53 PM
 
Hi!

1. Yes, you would.

2. The FX5200 is fanless. I don't know about the 9600XT, but I doubt that it's fanless.
     
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Jan 10, 2005, 02:00 PM
 
The 9600s are fanless, at least according to ATi - it's one of their selling points. I doubt that Apple would add a fan.
     
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Jan 10, 2005, 02:03 PM
 
1. The SP 1.8 would be the quietest, but note that the DPs are quite quiet, too. 2. I believe I read in the Anandtech review of the Mac Nvidia 6800 that the 9600XT is fanless, but I'm not certain of that. On this xlr8yourmac report page one person writes he believes the 9600XT is fanless. Finally, if you google "9600XT fanless," you'll come across a number of hits referring to the 9600XT being fanless, although those pages mostly refer to the PC version.

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Jan 10, 2005, 03:57 PM
 
i believe my dual 2.0 g5 has a 9600xt, and it is fanless. i ordered it stock refurbished (10/04) which should have been the fx5200, but it came with a 128mb graphics card.

it's definitely fanless, i can post/check the device id to confirm it's 9600xt status.
     
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Jan 10, 2005, 07:29 PM
 
Dav,

if you could check, I would appreciate it.
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Jan 10, 2005, 08:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Agent69:
Dav,

if you could check, I would appreciate it.
sure thing...
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ATY,RV360:

Type: display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x4152
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A13602-121

Display:

Type: display
Display Type: LCD
VRAM (In Use): 128 MB
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Depth: 32-bit Color
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
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this link (about 4/5 of the way down (search on 4152)) ties device id: 0x4152 with the radeon 9600xt

i could snap a picture, but without a doubt the card is fanless, and actually the heatsink is rather small!
     
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Jan 11, 2005, 12:22 PM
 
and here's a pic (fanless 9600 xt in powermac g5).


i didn't shut down the mac, so the warpage is from shooting through the plastic sheild.
     
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Jan 11, 2005, 12:44 PM
 
Thanks Dav.
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