If you are a fan of the opposite end of the spectrum, check out Ryan’s new review of the overclocked EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GT KO Edition, which certainly does have a fan.
“The night before our 8800 GT review went live, Derek called me and let me know that Sparkle sent along images of a passively cooled 8800 GT. Said one word: “impossible”. I told him that it had to be a Photoshop because there was no way you were going to get an 8800 GT running without a fan, the card was simply too hot.
The 754M transistors that make up G92 were simply switching too fast and dissipating too much heat to be cooled by anything without a fan. Sparkle could’ve lowered the clocks, that would’ve made it possible, but I thought there was just no way at stock speeds. And Sparkle was promising a bone stock 8800 GT, sans fan.
I had honestly forgotten about the card until I started work on the 8800 GT roundup, and there it was, in its innocent white box:”
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