Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards
Nvidia's Maxwell architecture, powering GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti graphics cards, is known to be quite power efficient, so what Palit has here makes sense. Its new KalmX series eschews fans for vast expanses of metal to cool the GPUs, which are rated for around sixty watts of heat output under load.
Indeed, both the 750 Ti and 750-based KalmX models appear to use the same dual-slot heatsink, which boasts a “vast volume of nickel plated fins”, complete with dual heat pipes attached to a copper base. The sink also extends quite a ways above the card, which might rule out smaller cases.
Conveniently, Palit doesn't provide the necessary measurements to make sure.
Apart from the fancy cooling, the KalmX models don't mess around with clockspeeds to stay silent. Both GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750-based models run at their respective stock speeds, and have 2GB of GDDR5 memory each. A pair of dual-link DVI ports and a mini-HDMI port provide the video outputs.
As far as actual performance, the GTX 750 family is known to run comparably with AMD's Radeon R7 260X without a requirement for six-pin power connectors. These cards can generally run most new games at 1080p resolution, and Palit's silent implementations might be the first of their kind to hit the market.
Pricing and availability is so far unknown. Expect a premium over fan-cooled GTX 750 Ti-based products, which tend to go for around $140 USD each.