I'm sure the performance will be almost even, but I would like to know what card runs the coolest, and so quietst.
From what I understand, the reference GTX570 is cooler/quieter than the reference HD 6970, but with a non reference cooler the HD 6970 would be cooler. Is this right or completely wrong? I would like to know your opinion.
The problem is that I found only one site that has reviewed GTX570 and HD6970, vortez, but they don't tested the acoustics by both cards or don't mention the speeds that the coolers runs on by load. From what I read, more people are complaining about the GTX 570 noise than about the HD 6970 noise.