Originally Posted by ITS OVER 9000!
Thanks a bunch for the info! How loud would you say the card is at 60% fan speed? pretty quiet?
It isn't bad. At 60% it is equal to an H80 on the performance settings at idle. At about 65%-70% it starts to become louder than the H80 at idle. Really it just depends on the room; in my previous house it seemed a lot louder; could be placebo who knows. Web browsing / office work at 40%, temp somewhere in the 26-28 C ball park, I can not hear the card over the H80. Keep in mind I have 2x200 mm and 3x120 mm.
I guess what I am trying to say is no, it doesn't sound like a "jet engine" until around 75% (IMO).
I use headphones so the noise is really never an issue for me.
My custom profile is set at 40% speed up until 40 C, 50% @ 50 C, 60% @ 60 C, 65% @ 70 C, once it hits 80 C (it never will real case) it will increase to 100% just for a precaution.
I used to just run it at 60% 24/7 but after tinkering with the fan profiles (Sapphire Trixx - allows over volting as well) I was able to achieve the same temps with less noise at idle. So, I would suggest going that route.
Just general info I probably average around 50 fps @ 1200/1400 and to my knowledge I have never dropped below 40 (BF3 64 player). 1920 x 1080
The only games I haven't been able to max out are The Witcher 2 (who can on a single gpu though) and Max Payne 3 ( certain levels in the single player campaign made performance drop to below 30 fps: mainly levels with a lot of water; other wise it was maxed the whole time).
It is a good card. I plan on upgrading in about 2 years once I finish my degree in computer science / engineering. Then it is on to triple monitors and beasty, beasty desk-computer builds lol. This card will do me well until then!
Ya, that isn't the prettiest thing. I would have to see it installed first lol.Edited by di inferi - 6/19/12 at 11:57am