Originally Posted by Yungbenny911
I think he would be better off with 7990, the Noise level is a tiny tiny thing to worry about, i mean, if he uses headphones while gaming, he won't hear a thing.
The TPU reviews also shown that 7990 have serious coil whine problems. With 7970 price dipping to $310
, choosing the more expensive, nosier(than aftermarket cooled 7970) and less overclock able(due to power draw restraints & other factors) 7990 doesn't seem like the better option.
Edited by sherlock - 8/13/13 at 12:15pm
A really big, glaring issue is the AMD HD 7990's loud coil whine. It is very noisy, audible throughout the whole room, especially at high framerates. What makes it even worse is that the pitch and volume keep changing all the time, so you will find it distracting, noticing it more than its fan noise. I asked five other colleagues and they all confirmed the card's coil whine issue, so it's not just my sample.