Silent PC makers and enthusiasts, ‘Fully Silent PCs’ clearly New outdoor test build with passively cooled Intel Arc A380 graphics card. Apparently the setup was easy, the 15-year-old Arctic Accelero S1 passive cooler was mated with the Intel Arc PCB without any modifications or the use of special brackets.
Intel’s 75W TDP Arc A380 graphics card is nearing the limits of simple passive cooling, but I haven’t seen AIB sell such a product yet. The fastest passive graphics card available today is the Palit GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX. In gaming, the Arc A380 isn’t much better than his GTX 1650, but it does have some modern media encoding advantages that will make it appealing to content creators.
Silent PC allows your graphics card to Arctic Axel S1 (opens in new tab) “No modification required” heatsink. The Silent PC builder revealed that his 53mm-spaced mounting holes on the Intel graphics card PCB are perfectly aligned with the Arctic passive cooler, so no alignment bracket is needed.
It would be great to see some thermal tests and benchmarks on a passively cooled Arc A380. fanless tech reveals that Matt, owner of Fully Silent PC, is currently working on creating this useful data. According to the site, the completed build will be of the outdoor type, and temperature reading updates will be provided in due course.
Taking a peek at the photos shared by both Fully Silent PC and Fanless Tech, Arctic’s passive GPU cooler looks small compared to the passive CPU cooling block. There is no review for this exact Arctic Accelero S1 product. tom’s hardware Although archived, we’ve featured a passive PC build featuring Arctic Accelero Xtreme III. Most recently (2017) I modded a GTX 1050 Ti, dialed back to 52W for unthrottled performance, and installed an Arctic Accelero III.
In the picture you can see that the Arc A380 being used is plugged into the 6 pin power connector. Some models are designed to exceed 75W and therefore require an additional connector for best performance, but there are models on the market without the 6-pin connector.
Hopefully, a completely silent PC will have some success with the passively cooled Arc A380. It would be interesting to find any tweaks implemented to achieve acceptable performance without throttling. A comparison of an aggressively cooled Arc A380 with the same system is also welcome.