BFG has released the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB PCIe 2.0 with ThermoIntelligence Passive Cooling Solution, that's a long name for a GeForce 9800 GT with a passive cooling solution that uses four heatpipes and a large aluminum heatsink.
This GeForce 9800 GT has the same clockspeeds as standard 9800 GT cards; 600MHz core, 1500MHz shaders and 512MB GDDR3 memory clocked at 1800MHz. It's available at NewEgg for $159.99, which is pretty expensive for a 9800 GT. Another drawback is that BFG recommends a system chassis intake airflow of at least 25CFM needs to be directed towards the graphics card, in order to prevent overheating.
BFG launches passively cooled GeForce 9800 GT
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 18 2009 @ 19:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck