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Which should I get? Does either one run cooler? The HD 570 is quieter, right?
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yea teh HD one is quieter because it doesn't use a blower fan. but it will blow heat into ur case so u should have good case airflow.
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Which should I get? Does either one run cooler? The HD 570 is quieter, right?
The 570 HD is about an inch and a half smaller than the reference and has no vapor chamber but has a full size HDMI port and a display port. Performance wise they are the same. In terms of heat its a little bit of a mix, and the "cooler" aspect will really come down to your case and the air flow. Even at higher fan speeds the HD will be quieter, however, it does dump more hot air into the case. Hence you are cooling the card with warmer air, therefore, the card runs hotter. However, if you have a good case with great air flow you can create positive pressure in the case and it should remove most of the heat issue. Or if you run with the side of your case off than it might not really matter.

In terms of cost, performance, and other factors I would just go with the reference model.
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Any charts or something showing measured noise level differences?
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Any charts or something showing measured noise level differences?
I've never seen a proper review on the HD vs the reference to be honest. All the information I have has been from OCN, EVGA and other forum members who had dealt with both.

Here's a video from Linus:


One of the few reviews/unboxings out there.
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Hm. Well the 460 I have right now (it's reference) exhausts some heat into the case as well doesn't it? 570 HD seems nice for the fact that it's shorter and quieter but I don't want my CPU to be hotter than before either. I guess I'm leaning towards reference atm.
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Hm. Well the 460 I have right now (it's reference) exhausts some heat into the case as well doesn't it? 570 HD seems nice for the fact that it's shorter and quieter but I don't want my CPU to be hotter than before either. I guess I'm leaning towards reference atm.
Yes I believe the 768MB 460's exhaust heat into the case and while the 5xx series run cooler a external exhaust is generally better than an internal.
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