This is one of the first commercial based on a relatively advanced GPU that we’ve seen forgo any type of fan-cooling solution, and it might well endear ATi to gamers who value a quiet PC system. Deadly Shadows, Powerdirector 5 and Powercreator 3. A utility for managing the clock speeds, called V-tuner2, is supplied with the card, but due to the card’s passive cooling system it is not recommended that you run this card any faster. Aside from the component outputs Y, Pb, Pr we mentioned earlier, it features composite and S-video inputs as well as another S-video out and a mode switch to choose between the component and S-video outputs. The s-video equivalent is noticeably blurred in comparison. The passive cooling system employs two large heat sinks connected by a heat pipe to cool the GPU.
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For the sake of comparison, gibabyte going to show you the difference between traditional S-Video output of a computer fv-rx70p256v to a TV screen and the higher quality component output. Deadly Shadows, Powerdirector 5 and Powercreator 3. A utility for managing the clock speeds, called V-tuner2, is supplied with the card, but due to the card’s passive cooling system it is not recommended that you run this card any faster. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.
Gv-rx70p256g proved to be a painless operation. Brand Post Data science: This heatpipe distributes the heat from the GPU equally across all heatsink surfaces. The instruction manual that comes with the videocard is extremely detailed, even covering topics like flashing the videocard BIOS, a subject too taboo for most manufacturers! As you can clearly see, the text and images look at the ATi logo are much sharper and crisper with component output.
Would you buy this? These days, it’s pretty standard for a videocard to feature TV-Output.
Gigabyte Radeon X700 Pro (GV-RX70P256V)
I guess this makes more economic sense, but from a performance standpoint it’s not very exciting The last couple of years have been hard on gamers as ATi and nVIDIA have both been cutting back on the ‘value’ in their mainstream and budget videocard lines. We’re not going to go into the details of why component output is better, or what is supposed to be happening with HDTV, as that is beyond the scope of this review.
A good gv-rx7p0256v for someone wanting a silent PC that can still game well on a budget. It wasn’t the fastest card we’ve tested in Doom 3, but in Unreal Tournament it performed very well. The heatsinks and the heatpipe do get very hot during operation so you’d gigabye have good airflow in your case, but other than that, the thermal solution evidently works well enough to cool the GPU without causing any instability.
Bottom Line A good choice for someone wanting a silent PC that can still game well on a budget. Both ATi and nVIDIA are again packing more into their mainstream line of videocards, or at least quite a bit more than in the last two generations!
It can be used to slow the card down, however.
In gogabyte days, it seems the favorite way to ‘economize’ has been by building a core with less rendering pipelines. With that said, the budget videocard ‘dark ages’ may coming to an end. We’ll have a little more on this interesting cooling technology later in the article.
GV-RX70PV-SP | Graphics Card – GIGABYTE Global
Below are two side-by-side screen captures which illustrate the potential of component output compared to S-video output when rendered on an HDTV-compatible screen. Users looking to build a silent PC will appreciate the zero decibel level of this card, but an efficient exhaust fan should be installed in your system to move the hot air that it generates. This is one of the first commercial based on a relatively advanced GPU that we’ve seen forgo any type of fan-cooling solution, and it might well endear ATi to gamers who value a quiet PC system.
As it is, you’ll need to buy the appropriate cables to connect your PC to a TV or video source, so that is a slight drawback of having a break-out box rather than a set of jumper cables. Instead, the GV-RX70PV runs a single heatpipe from the front heatsink to the pair of massive heatsinks on the back of the card, Zalman style.
Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Pros Quiet, beats most of the competition in benchmarks.