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Poll Results: Noisy?

 
  • 33% (1)
    Yes
  • 0% (0)
    No
  • 66% (2)
    Moderate
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hello!

I have $400 ready to replace my current Nvidia 660ti. I am almost ready to pull the trigger on a AMD R9 290, but I want to hear some opinions from current owners. My main concern right now is the noise. Every one seems to be making a big deal about, but I want to hear it from people who actually have the card inside their case.
Gaming at 1080p.


My current specs if relevant.
Intel Core i7 4770K
8gb @ 800 mhz
WD Black 500gb
500W Corsair CX PSU


Alternately, I can pick up a 280x+ 120gb SSD


Thanks!
post #2 of 3
Linus just did a review of it 12 hours ago.

post #3 of 3
OP the noise issue is being overblown.

http://techreport.com/review/25602/amd-radeon-r9-290-graphics-card-reviewed/9

" Much has been made of the R9 290X's relatively high power draw, operating temperatures, and noise levels. Obviously, the R9 290 shares these same characteristics, with a somewhat louder default fan profile. In my view, the only one of these properties that's really worth fussing over is the noise, since it's the thing you'll notice in day-to-day use.

We're apparently going to have to face this price/performance-versus-acoustics tradeoff for a while, so I spent some quality time with the R9 290 trying to get a handle on what I think of the noise, beyond the readings on the decibel meter. I've gotta say, there are some mitigating factors. For one, I like AMD's choice to stick with a blower that exhausts hot air out of the case rather than going for a triple-fan cooler that doesn't. I've seen those fan-based aftermarket coolers perform poorly in multi-GPU configs, and they often occupy quite a bit more space—maybe even a third expansion slot—in order to work their magic. I'm also not convinced AMD's cooler is a poor performer and therefore noisy, as some folks seem to think. Remember, it has more heat to remove than any of the coolers on the other cards we tested. Finally, I don't think this blower's ~49 dBA reading is the worst of its type. The quality of the sound isn't grating. Subjectively speaking, there are much more annoying coolers in this territory on the decibel meter. The impressively smooth, gradual ramp of fan speeds up and down in the new PowerTune algorithm helps make the noise less noticeable, too. This ain't an FX-5800 Ultra, folks. "

noise video . 55% fan speed from 0:19 - 0:27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQhqOKKAq7o

anyway check with users of the R9 290 card thumb.gif
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