[SATLUG] [OT] Why no cooling fan on older graphics card??

emon emon at lavabit.com
Mon Jan 10 05:33:33 CST 2011

On 01/07/2011 11:53 PM, David Kowis wrote:
> On 01/07/2011 11:30 AM, emon wrote:
>> Yes you have got your finger right on the point :-)
>> If what you are saying is accurate, then it does really answer all my
>> questions.. Thanks for the update.
>> If I may ask for one last favor :-).... can you please post some links
>> pointing to this fact???
>> Thanks a lot again David (&  everybody else)
>> Emon
> It's difficult to find direct evidence of this on the internet, except
> in examining video card models over time. A video card is a combination
> of firmware and hardware. So with newer chips, they load a different
> firmware onto it and put different sets of ram on the board. Now you've
> got a newer process (like manufacturing process) chip that is running an
> older graphics card setup. A newer chip which is cheap, or perhaps a
> flawed version of an awesome chip (they can disable sections of the
> silicon), running slower and such, generates less heat, and performs to
> the older video card spec.
> I couldn't find anything that details this specifically, but it's how
> CPUS are handled and priced.
> David

Again... thanks for the input, it was informative...

Wishing you all (SATLUGers) All the best :-)

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