Morrolan e’Drien takes a look at this very quiet 9600XT over at Bjorn3D:
The main appeal of the Ultimate version of the card is obviously its silence. The heatsink has to be seen to be believed. It covers both sides of the PCB and features a heatpipe between the two halves. Each half rises 30mm from the PCB, and the entire heatsink is 52mm from top to bottom. It’s big, but doesn’t intrude into the neighboring PCI slot on the motherboard. The board uses a compact form factor, so in addition to be being quiet it stays out of the way of stray items on the motherboard.
Sapphire RADEON 9600XT Ultimate Review
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2004-02-12