Originally Posted by lightsout
Anyone else care to share their load temps with one of these cards. Also is it loud or high pitched under load?
I'm running a pair of GIgabyte GTX 670 OC's in SLI with a relatively low amount of airflow in my case (Fractal Design R3 Define lower-noise gaming setup/personal dev rig, the one in my signature, top vents covered with the stock noise foam, low-speed side 140mm intake, medium-airflow 120mm intakes x2, 1x 140mm exhaust) and the top card maxes at 73c in BF3 with the lower card maxing @ 63-64ish. This is with auto fan maxing at about 44% speed and a +60 core clock offset, +200 memory clock offset, 111% power limit, resulting in actual speeds in-game of about 1230mhz top card, 1200mhz bottom card, once temps have hit their sustained maximums.
As far as noise, the fans are EXTREMELY quiet, even if you manually set them really high (60-65%) all you hear is the whooshing of air basically rather than any whine or pitched noise. It's a very low pitch and very quiet. If you set it to 70+% you hear a low-pitch whirring noise, as well as airflow. 46%/below is literally below the noise floor of the rest of the relatively quiet fans in my system. At 48 I can barely hear above the rest of my system if I listen, and it's not until 52% that it is really anything I'd call much different. Remember however, as I said, even in a worst-case scenario like my chasis setup currently, they don't go above 45% in the most demanding games.
These aren't even max OC's yet as I was running one card individually at around 1280-1300 with no issues gaming/3dmark (but I didn't fully stability test it alone) with the other at about 1240 alone... the lower card seems to max out at about that, though... I'm going to bump the clocks up more towards their individual maximums later tonight and test 'em out that way instead of lower in SLI. Edited by GoldenTiger - 5/16/12 at 3:39pm