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About the pricing of the add on board variants of 5700 XT.

I was planning on getting a 5700 XT for my new setup as early as first week of September. The performance of 5700XT has caught my eye and its fits my budget pretty well. But I dont like the blower type cooler(I have used a gtx 1070ti and its cooler was such a pain).

My question is, will the add on board cards have extra costs associated with them? I dont want an OC version,just the normal version would do for me.

We already pay like 500$+ for the Sapphire Radeon 5700XT(after applying taxes),the other variants costs even more(even with the same specs),so what's the general trend?Do open air type coolers costs more than the blower type?

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It's 225w card

It's going to produce some serious heat.
No matter what fan system is used it will be noisy to keep that card cool.
You can play with the control panel for the card and adjust fan speeds but you better watch the card temps.

Does open air mean it exhaust the heat back into the case?

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Let me share an old heatsink design guideline from long ago.

We would start at two square inches of surface area per Watt in our industrial designs. At 225 Watts that would have us model the heat sink in the thermal modeling tools starting at 550 square inches of cooling area.

if you take a full size ATX motherboard that's about 120 square inches so you can see that to cool this without a fan will take a very large heatsink. With a fan which some find annoying brings the heatsink size down to what can be put on a double wide graphics card.

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That's passive cooling

The OP is talking about open air cooling.

I can only guess what that means.

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Unless they tell us.

I take it they wanted fanless or passive.

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