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Gigabyte is no stranger when it comes to releasing the latest enthusiast hardware. The well known and respected company has taken things a step further and started developing innovative features to accompany their latest products. The previously reviewed Radeon X800XL came equipped with a large passive heatpipe heatsink to allow enthusiasts compute and game with utter silence. Perhaps the only downside to a passively cooled video card is the overclocking headroom. Without an active fan to help dissipate the heat, high end video cards can become toasty in a matter of minutes. Thankfully, the X800XL is built on the smaller 0.11 micron die with lower heat output. This allowed the Gigabyte Radeon X800XL to overclock rather decently.
Gigabyte is back again with another innovative release. This time around is a new silent heatpipe heatsink for the mid-ranged video card, the Nvidia Geforce 6600 GT.