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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpD_r53qxJc#t=118

Tech of Tomorrow, run a test on the 290X reference GPU.
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Originally Posted by Pheonix777z View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpD_r53qxJc#t=118

Tech of Tomorrow, run a test on the 290X reference GPU.

So it's very hot and very loud then, very in-depth analysis there. I think everybody knew that already.
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Most people on this site who plan on buying a 290x would probally use aftermarket cooler or watercooling anyways.

EDIT: Also name one GPU thats the top of the line top dog card using reference cooling thats not been hot and loud? Why is everyone flipping out over the 290x, when every other card on the market that has reference cooler did the same thing?
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IMO the Titan's cooler could be an exception. Sure it doesn't cool the VRMs but hardly any air coolers do. It isn't that loud compared to other blower style cards I have owned. Keeps temps in check as long as you aren't going crazy with voltages.
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Lol, hot & loud stock coolers...

How many people at OCN complain about stock coolers being inadequate when overclocking cpus?
Very few, the ones who do are informed pretty quickly that stock coolers are for stock clocks, when overclocking aftermarket coolers whether air or water are always recommended for overclocking. Stock coolers even at stock clocks are just barely adequate to keep the cpu from hitting tjmax half the time.

Gpu reference coolers can be a lot louder than stock cpu coolers for sure, but the same principles apply. You want better temps for overclocking, you go aftermarket cooling.
    
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Well in real world usage it's not even happening.

MSI Afterburner - 83C Temp - 70% Manual Fan - 100% GPU Usage - 1100 Core Clock / 1300 Memory Clock (No down clocking) - BF 4

At 70% which keeps temps at 84C full load is just a tad louder than my 690 at 95% fan which I used to keep temps while gaming from down clocking by 13 Mhz when it would reach 72C.

Only when I did some bench tests did I put it to 100%. Yes I'd concur it's loud when at 100% but unneeded when gaming. Gaming it just is falsely being over exaggerated by non-owners.

In any rate, most are being put under water and non-reference coolers coming out will make this a moot point.
     
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