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I've heard the 40mm fan one, and really it's not loud at all. One of the ones i have is clogged to death with dust, which causes it to squeak, apart from that they're fairly silent.
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Give it a rest HAVO, this man obviously knows more than the engineers at GIGABYTE.

Cause you need to be an enginner to know for a fact that 1 x big fan gives more airflow at the same sound pressure than a plethora of very small ones, right? rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

How many of you have lost your common sense, folks? This is not something with hidden knowledge: we all know how fans work, good in enough in fact to judge how loud a system will be by looking at the fans it uses. I'll say again, who uses 9 x 40mm fans instead of 1 x 120mm one? And why?

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Finally, someone with common sense!


For those of you who have no idea what a high-RPM 40mm fan sounds like, here's a youtube video. Just remember that there is only ONE fan in the video, whereas there are FIVE of these fans on the Gigabyte card. Since the Gigabyte card's fans run at 4140 RPM at just 45% fan speed, they're certainly capable of over 8000 RPM at max speeds.


Here's a server with 4x40mm San Ace fans. Quiet, huh?
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lachen.gif This is hilarious because 1. Whoa, those are insanely screechy (worse than the 60mm 5000rpm fan I threw away)
2. I never realized how much OCNers LOOOOOVE their 40mm 8000rpm fans.

So what if it cools better by 5C? A lot of cases have side fans that blow air on the graphics card regardless, it'll be negated if you have decent case airflow. I don't know how or to what extent Gigabyte bins the GPUs for these, but they better be binned dang good if they're going to compete with MSi's Lightning (MSi does bin for their Lightning line it seems).

And to be precise on the noise, most everything I've read states you add about 2-3dB per fan. It's going to have the noise of something larger than 60mm at 6-7000rpm, plus the pitch of something at 8000 rpm.. if you find that soothing on your ears, you need help. http://www.snapfour.com/CombinedNoise_Calculations.aspx
 
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My reference GTX 680 runs hits around 64C in 3DMark11, overclocked to reach a boost clock of 1264 MHz.
There are plenty of other non-reference coolers, like the MSI Twin Frozr III, that will outperform the reference cooler by more than 10C. And they will do it at a reasonable noise level. This cooler, with its 5x40mm fans spinning at ~5000 RPM each, simply cannot match the noise level of a cooler using 2x80 or 2x92mm fans.

have you tried one?!?! no?!?!


yea rolleyes.gif

Lol, strong logic. Have YOU tried one? No? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Now, my question is, have you ever used a 40mm fan spinning at 8000 RPM? How about 5 of them?

6 in my case, its actually not that bad.
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Common sense is good. Common sense says a 40mm fan does not move as much air as a 120mm fan. Common sense also says that for having the same CFM, a 40mm fan is louder than a 120mm fan. But these are just too general to be useful here. '40mm fans are too noisy' is just not specific enough to shine light into this particular card. How much air (in CFM) is needed to cool the heatsink to an acceptably low temperature region (in C) with an acceptable noise level (in dBA)?

For the 2 Youtube videos, the four fans of the IBM eServer 326m are 40x28mm fans. And that Delta fan looks like a 40x28mm fan as well. The video does not have high resolution enough for me to identify the model number. But the guy did give a crucial data (ie it runs 600mv @12v). This amount of amerage typically means the fan is spinning like 15000-16000rpm with roughly 55-57dbA. No wonder it is so loud!

Not all 40mm fans are equal. On the contrary, Gigabyte's fans look like 40x20mm. For such a typical fan of max ~8000rpm, it will pull 0.17-0.18A with about 31-33dbA. This is a significant difference.

To reiterate, that Gigabyte GTX680 SOC under full loading of 1241MHz has the 5 fans running at 4140rpm (45%) with 55C. I will reserve judgment on this particular card until several full reviews come out. I expect, it cannot be described as 'silent' but should far away from being unacceptably noisy. Frankly, my common sense tells me that Gigabyte engineers are not stupid enough to have their GTX680 flagship card to generate 60dbA.
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Look at the bending.

YES!!!!! i have the same problem with my SOC 470, and it doesnt look half as heavy as this bloody thing
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i like it.. it's beastly, not purty.
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Look at the bending.
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