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No, it's TPU using stock fan profiles for OCing tests.

Bad fan profile = less time at max boost clocks = worse performance.

Replace the bad fan profile = 100% of the time at max boost clocks.

At what noise level, though? It appears from reviews on both guru3d and tpu that the non-ref coolers are quieter while having higher cooling capacity.

EDIT: Because, TPU describes even the 780's reference cooler (same as titan's) as "reasonably quiet" but "certainly not quiet" under load with no oc'ing involved and temps allowed to soar to 80c. Adjusting the fan higher manually would result in lower temps but even more noise.
Edited by GoldenTiger - 5/24/13 at 8:31am
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Somebody tell me I'm not the only one who preferes the Titan reference cooler over "ACX"

you are not the only one
   
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if i were to replace 660 with 780 do i have to uninstall the nvidia driver before i install it again?

thank you
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post #1144 of 2543
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At what noise level, though? It appears from reviews on both guru3d and tpu that the non-ref coolers are quieter while having higher cooling capacity.

The Titan at higher rpms is much quieter than most of the blower coolers I've used at stock. The cooler is great which is why it got so much praise. It does not get loud when you OC the card.

But yes one of the cons for blowers is that they will usually be a bit louder. For the non ref coolers we're talking about there are a bunch of other cons like exhausting into your case or not being good in SLI.
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if i were to replace 660 with 780 do i have to uninstall the nvidia driver before i install it again?

thank you
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no. the installation process will remove the previous driver for you.
 
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post #1145 of 2543
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It's the fan profiles of the reference cards. They're not hitting their max boost as consistently as the windforce one is. As I said earlier if you had a custom profile (not this does not make a reference card loud) the results would be normal again and the windforce would actually have been the worst performer of the bunch due to the clocks.
I'm 19. So when the 9800XT came out I would have been 10. I was enjoying Age of Empires 2 on a pentium 3 machine at that point.

Oh you're only 19? Dude the 9800XT was a BEAST. It rivaled the 8800 and the 280. I remember having that car for the longest time. It came out at a whopping $499 back in 2003. Adjusted for inflation, it'd be pretty much on par with the GTX 780.

EDIT: Where do you get all your monies from for your Titan?!
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Somebody tell me I'm not the only one who preferes the Titan reference cooler over "ACX"

Nope your not the only one smile.gif
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Why people keep bringing up the factory OC 780's to compare to stock Titans? My Titan SC's boost to over 1050MHz at stock and would easily beat a stock GB Windforce 780...
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Why people keep bringing up the factory OC 780's to compare to stock Titans? My Titan SC's boost to over 1050MHz at stock and would easily beat a stock GB Windforce 780...

OC-to-OC the 780 matches the Titan perf-wise in the Techpowerup and Guru3d ACX reviews, while being quieter and cooler. So even if you don't care about factory oc or noise, they're still equal wink.gif.
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Oh you're only 19? Dude the 9800XT was a BEAST. It rivaled the 8800 and the 280. I remember having that car for the longest time. It came out at a whopping $499 back in 2003. Adjusted for inflation, it'd be pretty much on par with the GTX 780.

EDIT: Where do you get all your monies from for your Titan?!

I had a part time job that I used to fund my setups tongue.gif

Finnish army in the summer though so I'm just spending now.

And yeah it's funny how the prices change when you take inflation into account. Suddenly they don't seem so bad anymore.
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OC-to-OC the 780 matches the Titan perf-wise in the Techpowerup and Guru3d ACX reviews, while being quieter and cooler. So even if you don't care about factory oc or noise, they're still equal wink.gif.

Once again ignoring the info in this thread about titan/780 OCing and proving that you don't understand how these cards work.
 
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I'm 19.

Wow. You totally missed out on Glide. So many feels right now.
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