Originally Posted by Triple7
I had one of these in the TI version and it was so loud. Yes 40% was quiet but it would get very hot under load and the fans had to be set at 70% to keep it cool. At that speed it sounded like a hair dryer. Maybe the regular 560 runs cooler or I just had a rotten egg, but it was bad.
Could be I have a pretty low stock voltage, to which I'm still on, and still haven't hit a wall yet. I'm extremely pleased with this card.
One reason I went with the 560 over Ti, was lower load temps. I picked up my 560 for about $50 cheaper than any decent Ti's at the time, and the 560's are still a very respectable card for the price point "I" paid.
Couldn't justify $50 for like 5% greater performance, and higher load temps. Load temps are pretty important, considering whatever I get, will be in a mATX case, abet with very good cooling (3x120mm fans).