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weta
07-14-03, 11:12 AM
Abit has released some details on its new Siluro FX 5900 OTES graphics card.

The New Standard in Silent Computing: 25 Decibels

In the interests of raising the standards of silent computing, ABIT has been working to establish a benchmark with which to judge silent computing. The ABIT Engineers have determined that 25 decibels is the optimum noise level for a system. On the ABIT Siluro FX5900 OTES, the ABIT Engineers have reduced the sound of the VGA card to about 25 decibels. How quiet is 25 decibels? Consider that a garbage truck operates at about 100 decibels, you speak at around 60 decibels, your living room is approximately 40 decibels and a library is at 30 decibels. Sounds that most people cannot hear start at 10 decibels. With OTES, your VGA card will operate at the coolest levels and your gaming and 3D performance at the highest levels.

Kev1
07-14-03, 11:14 AM
That is cool looking :eek:

Behemoth
07-14-03, 11:18 AM
cooler than flowfx owned:

raysusan
07-14-03, 11:22 AM
very cool:thumbsup:

BigFish7
07-14-03, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by Behemoth
cooler than flowfx owned:

only all copper is missing ;)

jAkUp
07-14-03, 11:41 AM
yummerz... abit usually makes some pretty nice looking cards that are also solid cards.


abit :headbang:

saturnotaku
07-14-03, 02:12 PM
I like it. Very nice looking. Blue LED fan is a nice touch. Albatron is doing something similar with the cooling system on their 5900 non-Ultra cards. That system is supposed to be very quiet while offering significantly lower temps than the reference HSF.

Here's (http://www.albatronusa.com) the link to Albatron's page. Info about their 5900 should be right up front.

GlowStick
07-14-03, 02:54 PM
It looks very very cool.

But it looks like its useing alumin heatsink, they should make a version that has copper : D

and anyone notice the molex connector isnt like the other 5900's but like the 5800's?

jAkUp
07-14-03, 02:58 PM
yea i noticed the molex too.. i wonder what the reason is...

ricercar
07-14-03, 06:32 PM
Perhaps they're adhering to the AGP spec. A molex in parallel (flat) with the PCB takes up only one slot. A perpendicular molex infringes on the next slot over. The Abit OTES shouldn't care, but for a 1-slot MSI or Abatron this helps ensure the one-slot form factor.

This is more than casually interesting in quite a few markets. For example, a lot of SFF owners in the Sudhian forums are waiting to buy a 1-slot FX 5900 Ultra variant. Personally, I went ahead and modded the SFF case cover to fit a 5800 Ultra FX Flow into my SN41G2...