While running passively, this model maintains the original specifications with core engine of 575MHz core, 1380MHz effective memory speed, 256MB GDDR3 and 36 pixel processors; it also comes equipped with VIVO, HDCP and Windows Vista ready.
PowerColor has partnered with Arctic Cooling to provide the noiseless cooling solution. This specially designed silent cooler features 4 heat pipes, special voltage regulator heat sink, memory cooling and taller fins. As a result the noise level (measure in loudness - sone) reaches 0 sone, verses the original stock cooler's 2.5 sone. Temperature level also dips under the stock cooler's 67C, at a cool 63C.
PowerColor X1950 PRO supports dual-link DVI with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). HDCP, a digital right content protection technology for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment, allows users to future-proof their hardware that provides compatibility with the likes of Blu-ray and HD-DVD applications at 1080p for HDTV resolution.
"An excellent Quad-heatpipe passive cooling solution from a cooler expert on a high performance graphic card of PowerColor is the perfect bundle for every power user and silent enthusiast," says VC Tran, GM of ARCTIC COOLING.