New Iyonix computers are shipping with Nvidia FX52 series graphics cards and RISC OS 5.12 fitted as standard. The FX5200 and FX5500 cards are newer than the dinosaur Nvidia GeForce MX 2 that shipped with original Iyonixes, plus they feature dual-head and DVI output capabilities. RISC OS support for these two functions is understood to not yet be fully complete, however. The new cards are also mildly faster than the MX 2 devices, speeding up graphics operations by an estimated 25 to 30 percent.
New Iyonixes Shipping with Nvidia FX52 Cards
2006-08-20 RISC OS 6 Comments
If I recall correctly, the Nvidia FX5200 is one of the highest-end graphics cards that doesn’t have active cooling, aka no fan. I got one in my P3-500.
It’s probably not going to be required for RISC OS games any time soon, but it’s nice for those (still) using RISC OS for (amazingly quiet) video editing.
edit: ok, there are higher end cards with passive cooling, quick research reveals: http://www.sparkle.com.tw/News/7300GS_LE/73GS_LE_E.html
Edited 2006-08-20 21:47