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post #71 of 80
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Originally Posted by mavere View Post

The upper limit for noise and temperature is obviously the reference 680 design (otherwise they wouldn't release this), so unless that's unreasonable (it's not), there's a lot of needless speculation about how this thing will be too loud.
You didn't touch on one of the more unique aspects of the Gigabyte design: airflow is entirely parallel to the axis of the fan. Normal axial fans on a graphics card pushes air off the bottom of the heatsink before the air travels radially through the fins, wasting energy and causing turbulence. Here, that inefficiency is negated by lining the fans with the fins.
Considering how even something as trivial as a fan grill can dramatically affect noise and performance, it's neither absurd nor difficult to realize that there may be more going on than a simple fan-size analysis would suggest.

Interesting points, sir.

I know that even at 100% (my fan setting for my gaming profile) my Windforxce x2, 460 isn't even audible (it's only a slight whooshing sound) compared to my Yate Loon High Speeds @ 100% in push/pull or my intake fans.

No fanboi'ism or anything, I'm just really curious now if something like this could actually hit that balance of noise/performance.
 
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post #72 of 80
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Those fans are 40x20mm with typical static pressure of 4.5mmAg at around 6000rpm producing about 28dbA for 9CFM. So, five will produce a combined total of roughly 45CFM.

Reference design with centrifugal blower fan typically produces around 15CFM (eg GTX570 at around 85% max speed).

A Gigabyte Windforce 3x design has three 80x15 (or 10?)mm fans with typical static pressure of 2.7mm Ag at around 3000rpm producing about 30dbA for 35CFM per fan.

Judging from that king size vapour chamber and the number of heatpipes + fins, I would expect those 5 fans will spin at 4500rpm to produce enough cooling under load.

Good point but I must add that dB/dBA's scale logarithmically.
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post #73 of 80
If people clearly can't understand what I'm saying, stop quoting me seriously. I don't say this will be quiet, I don't say it will be great or anything. All I've said is that the engineers have had a lot of time with it, so lets wait and see what it actually brings, rather than nerd rage about what you think.

I don't care what 40mm fans sound like, I never said it would be quiet. Just stop saying its a massive fail until we get our hands on it, or read the review of someone who knows what their doing and gets one.

Sigh... sometimes I wonder if some users simply come here to argue, and argue alone.
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post #74 of 80
Maybe we should actually wait and see how these perform before dismissing them as a fail? rolleyes.gif
post #75 of 80
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Maybe we should actually wait and see how these perform before dismissing them as a fail? rolleyes.gif

Shhhh! Using logic is witchcraft! We'll have to sacrifice you to the gods now.
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post #76 of 80
Two things:
1 - Looks horrible.
2 - Those 5x40mm fans are probably going to be pretty loud.
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They should have opted for a push pull config on this thing.
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Please start a thread in the GPU section rather than bumping a News thread.
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