With the replacement V-Cool passive heatsink from ASUS which uses V-Engine and Intercooler technology, this makes the card completely silent whilst promising temps of around 10c cooler over reference cooled models.
If it's the perfect balance of silence and power you're seeking, this card might just be the ticket. You can find out more information on it within the official announcement located on ASUS' website folks.
Taipei, Taiwan, March 24, 2008 - With emphasis on providing quiet computing environments to users, ASUS, producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today introduced the ASUS EN9600GT SILENT/HTDI/512M graphics card. This ingenious piece of hardware incorporates the latest thermal solution - the V-Cool Heatsink, which features the V-Engine concept and Intercooler technology. This exclusive innovation guarantees absolutely quiet operations, and an efficient means of heat dissipation for the most stable performances. The unique design of the V-Cool Heatsink will lower GPU temperatures by 10C in comparison to reference designed boards with 0dB noise generation; while the integrated SmartDoctor feature provides users with the option to overclock the Shader Clock for even better graphical performances.