Besides its new Hybrid Fan, MSI has decided to passively cool the Geforce 9600GT. MSI certainly isn't the first or the last partner to go with the passive cooling solution on the 9600GT.
MSI's new passive 9600GT uses a non-reference designed red PCB which is actually a bit strange to look at, since red isn't exactly Nvidia's trademark color. The only drawback of this completely silent cooling solution is that it makes this card a dual slot design. The card comes with 512MB of DDR3 memory. The core clock will probably stay at reference values.
This card is yet another part of MSI's ECOlution campaign for CeBIT.