Originally Posted by Kedzie
Mind linking each DC2 and TF4?
And how does Accelero Hybrid II - 120 compare according to you?
Well, I had the DC2 and ACX versions of a 780. I now have the TF4 780 Ti. But AFAIK, they are all the same...the EVGA and the Asus...780 vs 780 Ti cooler size and fan.
EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC ACX - 35 dbA, 72 C
"Under load, I did notice the two fans emitting a whine from time to time (depending on RPM), which appears to be due to air interference. Not much noisier, it is just of a higher frequency, which makes it noticeable."
Asus GTX 780 Ti OC DC2 - 39 dbA, 80 C
"The card basically emits the same noise levels as NVIDIA's reference board in both idle and load. These noise levels are quite acceptable for a card in this performance class, though I still find them a bit disappointing since I expected better from such a powerful-looking cooler. So it looks as though ASUS did what they could, but the cooler is simply not powerful enough for a quieter experience."
MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming - 30 dbA, 78 C
"I'm impressed! MSI has managed to reduce the noise levels of the GTX 780 Ti by a huge amount. This makes the card quieter than most graphics cards on the market, no matter the performance class, or AMD or NVIDIA. If you are looking for a low noise, high-end option, this is the card to get.
All other GTX 780 Ti variants I've reviewed previously won't even come close to the noise levels of the MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming, which is almost as quiet during full-on gaming as other GTX 780 Tis in idle!"
Ignore the noise rankings for Guru3D. They test on a bench and ALL GPU's hit 39 dbA, lol. TPU test INSIDE a case, from where your ears might be in relation to a case. Their numbers MIRROR my own findings as idle is 25 dbA and load is 30 dbA for me as well.
I'm not familiar w/ the AC cooler...but...yeah. This?
That looks like one VERY GOOD cooler. I had a Galaxy GTX 580 that looked like this:
I VERY much liked it. Just look @ the fans vs the the ACX fans. It's obvious the AC is going to destroy them in sound quality/noise/signature/airflow/etc. AC has been cooling GPU's for YEARS and that hybrid ii 120 looks sick, sick, sick! Too bad I'll never know cause MSI stuck a sticker on my card that said not to mess w/ it.
But I can't wait to read your impressions if you go w/ it! Maybe pair it w/ that $599 Gigabyte 780 Ti reference?
Provided you don't have a CC that might charge you some tax!
Originally Posted by Jimhans1
Lol, did you just recommend a TF4 card over a classy??? I'm guessing that you mean just for sound reasons? Because in every other area, the classy stomps on the TF4 and the DCII
AFAIK, the Classy's are binned pretty nice and you have a much better shot @ 1300 on air according to EVGA_Jacob. I'm stuck @ 1210 and that's only in a couple benchmarks and a few games. I might end up lower later on! I would LOVE to have the Classy PCB, chip, ram, components, etc AND the TF4 cooler, but...well, oh well. The actual heatsink is bigger, but the Classy's fans are identical to the SC ACX IIRC. Only...
Originally Posted by deafboy
...one of my kingpins had a distinct whine.... the other one doesn't have the issue at all.
the Kingpins have a larger fan than the Classy/SC ACX IIRC.
Originally Posted by JohnKimble
...yup i did increase those.
well the game is horribly optimised for PC. is there anyway i can force the card to stay at the max clock while playing?
my rig is a
Asrock Z77 OC formula
i7 3770k @ stock
SSD: samsung 840 EVO
MSI 780 TI twin frozr Gaming.
i will put it in my signature
. and i will try overclocking my CPU to see if that helps. thank you.
Maybe I missed something...what game? You have a very similar setup...actually a better setup than mine and I'm ok...wait...what game, lol! I need to sleep!Edited by Jodiuh - 3/24/14 at 5:50pm