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Disclaimer: These are all reference models (except 7990) just to make a clean comparison. There are many OEM variants of different GPUs that have better/worse cooling, but to post them all would be an immense task.

Be sure to set the audio on your speakers to a level where you can hear the sound good enough, but not too high to make it painful to watch. If you are too ADHD to watch the entire videos, the noise hits the max at near the end of the videos.

So which one creates the least noise and which one is the noisiest? Click the videos below to find out.

SOUND TEST

GTX 680:



HD 7970 (Non GHz):



GTX Titan:



HD 7990:



GTX 690:


Edited by Cloudfire777 - 2/20/13 at 5:23am
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Good Comparison. thumb.gif
A chart would be better.
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Good Comparison. thumb.gif
A chart would be better.


I know, but its much easier to relate when you can actually hear the difference instead of seeing some numbers smile.gif
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Thank you for this awesome comparison, it seems like the GTX Titan does a pretty damn good job at staying cool within reasonable levels while not making too much of an annoying sound.
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Good Comparison. thumb.gif
A chart would be better.

Why not both? : )
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It seems like the Titan has a slight edge over the GTX 690 although once you go to watercooling with a fan controler, there is nothing else on can consider "silent".

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Thank you for this awesome comparison, it seems like the GTX Titan does a pretty damn good job at staying cool within reasonable levels while not making too much of an annoying sound.
Why not both? : )

True biggrin.gif
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I know, but its much easier to relate when you can actually hear the difference instead of seeing some numbers smile.gif

Nice job - thanks. I would add that numbers don't tell you whether there's annoying fan "whine." NVIDIA clearly spent some time/money on the Titan's cooling system. I bet it's noticeably quieter than my GTX580 Classified. Above 60% and it gets annoyingly loud. frown.gif
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Seemed like nvidia won
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Holy crap!

That 7990....no way in hell I could have that in my case.....I thought my 7970 was bad.
    
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for the price you'll pay for any of these gpus, i think it goes without saying that watercooling is a must. no need for sound test. lol
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