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Good day to all,

I've got a question regarding the noise output of 2 cards. One being the Asus direct cu II GTX 660 and the Asus direct cu II GTX 670. I have been reading the reviews on techpowerup:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660_Direct_Cu_II/26.htmlµ

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/27.html

And what's remarkable is that the GTX 670 is more silent than the GTX 660 in their noise benchmarks. Could this be true? Because I am building a nearly silent system so I am looking for the absolute most silent card out of the box with decent power.

And will the gtx 7xx series have a higher TDP than the gtx 6xx series? I read that somewhere, so that means more noise no?

Thanks in advance!

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Based on TPU, I say yes, ASUS TOP have an excellent cooler on the card. and talking about 700 series, based on the rumors on this : http://www.overclock.net/t/1351786/tpu-nvidia-to-name-gk110-based-consumer-graphics-card-geforce-titan/360#post_19107089

that the Mighty GK110 will need 235 Watt TDP....although I am not sure about that, u can ask the people on there.
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Assuming you are okay with making your own fan profile using AB or the like, there's basically no way the 660 could be 'louder' than the 670, if they're running at identical temps. The cooler is the same, and the TDP on the 660 is lower ... ergo, it's borderline 'physically impossible' for the 660 to be the 'louder' of the two cards.

You're only looking at a 1dB difference here, too. Which is within the margin of error for a dB meter, I'd imagine.

So ... it could be 'true', yes ... however, if that IS true, it's because the cooler on the 660 is set to run at a slightly higher fan speed ... which would have to mean that the temps on the 660 would be lower.
    
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Okay good to know. So I can controll the fan of my video card when I plug it in? No need to connect the graphics card fan to the motherboard or something? I'll probably wait for 7xx series though and wait for the Asus direct cu II version of the gtx 760. Anyone know's when the asus version will come out?
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Okay good to know. So I can controll the fan of my video card when I plug it in? No need to connect the graphics card fan to the motherboard or something? I'll probably wait for 7xx series though and wait for the Asus direct cu II version of the gtx 760. Anyone know's when the asus version will come out?

Yeah you can control the fan on your video card, using MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X...and for 7xx series, read the article that I gave to you....you will know the answer.
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Yeah you can control the fan on your video card, using MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision X...and for 7xx series, read the article that I gave to you....you will know the answer.

I didn't read the thread extensively, just looked through a bit. Will check, thanks for the link and help.
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