Requesting info on video card heatsinks

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by multiproxi, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. multiproxi

    multiproxi MDL Novice

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    I'm kind of planning to get a new video card and just realised that there are two kinds of heat sinks being applied nowadays.

    The normal fan and the solid heat sink [what is it called?].

    I just wanted to ask if it really matters when I'm getting a video card to look at what kind of heat sink it uses. I'm just a casual gamer who is okay with medium settings. Is it only for high-end gaming that we should consider stuff like this?
     
  2. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    Which GPU's you are looking at ?

    Fan-less GPU's are usually weaker, but quieter and get usually used for HTPC's.

    It all comes down to, what you want to do / play with it.

    :)