Try performing the test after a fresh reboot. My 1070 stutters and shows really low frame rates if my computer has been brought back from sleep or been on for a while (days). Still have no idea why - super irritating.
The noise at load the 290x kicks out is ridiculous, and the performance is nearly identical to the 780 - I don't think Nvidia needs to move on their prices at all, though hopefully they will with the Ti.
Since upgrading my ACX to the Gigabyte 780 Windforce BIOS I am a big fan of the ACX cooler. With the ACX BIOS the fans wouldn't idle lower than 39% (which was very noticeable), but with the Gigabyte BIOS the fans can be lowered to 17% and it still idles at 32C while being totally silent. And at load they are still pretty quiet, so love it!
Finally checked the ASIC on my EVGA 780 w/ ACX cooler - 74.5% - not bad! Now to upgrade the BIOS to the Gigabyte WindForce one so that I can set my idle fan speed to 20% instead of the stupid 39% that EVGA wants and I should be golden!
I have it on my EVGA ACX 780, though it isn't very noticeable in my P183 case and usually only there when benchmarking. I think adaptive v-sync helps with it, though not positive. More noticeable is the inability to slow down the fan less than 39% at idle, but reference cards don't have that problem. Just the stupid ACX cooler...
Yo rdlambe1 - can you tell me if you can set the idle speed of the fans down lower than 39% (say 20%)? I'm a bit irritated by my EVGA 780 w/ ACX cooler since the fans won't idle lower than 39% and at idle it is louder than my SLI'ed Windforce 670's were...thanks!dan