Palit has announced the launch of its new series of graphics cards with passive cooling KalmX Series, and in principle makes two models of graphics cards, the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX and Palit GeForce GTX 750 KalmX. In addition to its passive heatsink (fanless and therefore totally silent) these vide cards incorporate their own energy Maxwell architecture from NVIDIA, so they are especially suitable for systems that seek maximum silence and low consumption.
Thanks to Maxwell NVIDIA architecture, these new graphics cards from Palit are able to provide high performance with low power consumption. They require no PCI-Express connector on the power supply, ie, that all the energy it needs will come from its own PCI-Express slot on the motherboard, so as we said at the beginning, are ideal for low-power systems. However, this does not mean its performance is low, as they are capable of running games at full HD resolution without problems but yes, do not expect to do so with graphics settings maxed.
Hexus.net explains further:
It’s hard to determine whether these KalmX cards are 2.5 or 3 slots wide to accommodate the bulky cooling systems. However if you have the room for one of these graphics cards in your silent PC build Palit promises to give you “the gaming horsepower to take on today’s most demanding titles in full 1080p HD”.
With its maximum 60W power consumption its might be surprising if we don’t see more passive GTX 750s arrive but Palit claims to be first out of the gate. At the time of writing we don’t have pricing (though it’s said to be “affordable”) or the availability of these KalmX graphics cards.