Originally Posted by jakmal
I wish there was a fanless 6570 out there.. None on Newegg as far as I could see..
I bought the HIS Silence 6570 at Newegg. Silent obviously. Puts off much less heat - my case fans spin much lower. Unfortunately the back side heatsink was so big I had to trim a millimeter off to clear one of the big motherboard sinks. The HIS box had stickers over the HDMI 1.4a logos, so it looks like either the 3D or the audio return channel are not yet functional. I hope it is the former. Or that a firmware update gets the card to 1.4a.
I am not sure how the DDR3 affects the performance. My windows experience graphics index is 6.8 and my previous bluray stuttering issues are gone. Also no currupt mouse cursors as of yet (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1561381
) I am starting to think the currupt cursor issues are thermal.
To use this card I gave up a displayport that I would have liked to have kept, but there are no fanless 6570 full height cards yet. Also I plan to mod the card for the HDMI-CEC support (http://valkyriemt.wordpress.com/2010...o-extra-wires/
). Interestingly this card does not have solder holes for the hdmi pins so it will tax my skills to put a wire on the back of the connector before it reaches the daughterboard.