Today we are reviewing a new card from Gigabyte, the HD6770 Silent Cell, which is a passively cooled discrete graphics card built on a 2oz copper layer with full overclocking capabilities. Gigabyte also claim that temperatures with this design be reduced by 10% when compared against the reference solution. Is this an ideal graphics card for a low noise, performance PC?
In the last year, we have noticed a growing audience are becoming more aware of noise emissions, with many users actually waiting long after launch day for a partner to release a custom cooled version. There are a plethora of discrete designs available today for these users, comprising multiple fans, metal shrouds and copper heatpipes.
The Gigabyte HD6770 Silent Cell is built around a huge heatsink design, and the fan has been removed. Ideal for noise sensitive users and those people who are aiming to built the quietest computer possible.
Core Speed: 850 mhz
Memory Speed: 4800mhz (effective)
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bit Rate: 128 Bit
Width: Dual Slot
Crossfire Support: CrossFireX
Support: ATI Avivo HD, ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Eyefinity Technology, Microsoft DirectX 11, Microsoft Windows 7 support, OpenGL 4.1