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TechPowerUp MSI 280X Review
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_280X_Gaming/

Asus 280X is significantly cooler, however, it is still our of my comfort zone for noise.
what aout sapphire 280x or His?
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I didn't really searched for any other brands except for MSI and sometimes Asus due to their great cooling/noise ratio.
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I didn't really searched for any other brands except for MSI and sometimes Asus due to their great cooling/noise ratio.

Actually, MSI cards tend to be cool but rather noisy, as they use good heatsinks but smaller fans.

The HIS IceQ X2 cooler is amazing on Tahiti, it's probably the best 2 slot cooler.
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Actually, MSI cards tend to be cool but rather noisy, as they use good heatsinks but smaller fans.

MSI twin frozr coolers are some of the quietest you can get and have been for years. They use 100mm fans these days as well.
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without a doubt the asus r9 280x is the quietest R9 280x and best reviewed one. go for it thumb.gif

http://www.dinokomp.at/produkt/asus-radeon-r9-280x-3gb-directcu-ii-top/

fan noise videos
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-third-party-round-up,3655-6.html

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-review-feat-asus-xfx/20

"Once we start looking at load noise levels however, the picture changes completely. As impressive as the XFX card was at idle, it doesn’t begin to compare to the Asus card under load. We have a card that’s channeling nearly 250W of heat out and away on a sustained basis, and yet for all of that work it generates just 41.5dB(A) of noise on our testbed. This is simply absurd in the most delightful fashion. Most of the cards in our data collection idle at just 2dB lower than this, never mind noise under load. As a result this is incredibly close to being functionally silent; in the case of our testbed the Asus card isn’t even the principle noise source when it’s under load."

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/10/07/asus_r9_280x_directcu_ii_top_video_card_review/8#.UtCvCfv098E

"The DirectCU II heatsink and hybrid fan are a real winner on the ASUS R9 280X DC2T video card. It idles the lowest temperature and at full-load hits exactly what ASUS claimed it would. We saw it hit 74c and never exceeded this. It did so with a 42% fan speed. Therefore, the GPU was running cooler than the GTX 770 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. There was no fan noise, even during full-load. The cooling configuration is a success on the ASUS R9 280X DC2T. "
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post #16 of 17
do not get msi 280x vram temperature gets really high from my own experience.
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post #17 of 17
You can't go wrong with a 770 or 280X from ASUS/MSI.
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