Originally Posted by MME1122
Is it still the blower style fan? I'm mostly against it because they tend to make more noise than anything else. Except for maybe half a dozen 40 mm fans...but who would do that?
Ah that's what you meant. To each his own.
Personally I like the hot air exhaust being blown out the rear air flow bracket rather than being dumped in my case raising ambient CPU temps.
As for noise, here is the MSI Twin Frozr III 7870 (45db) being compared to fan noise of reference GTX680 (43db) full throttle the TwinFrozr is louder. Not by much but not something you'd base a reason to buy the TFII over fan noise which is negligible.
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Yeah these 600 series Kepler are much quieter than previous 500 series and changed what we knew of FERMI drastically.