Originally Posted by creos7
thanks but you're comparing across models
MSI is Ti and the ASUS and EVGA are non-Ti
If anything the Ti should be louder/hotter as it has more cores.
Originally Posted by Chunin
Id say the Gigabyte's WindForce 3x cooler on their Geforce 780 TI GHz Edition is by far the best cooler out of all the 780 TIs. Its also running with the highest out of the box core clock of 1085 Mhz (1150 Mhz with Boost).
Fellow OCNer PM'd me and said he was returning his Gigabyte WF because of the fan noise.
Originally Posted by tian105
Having owned both acx snd msi TIs. The acx is louder and hotter.
Same experience here.
Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF
Remember that fan noise varies from card to card.
A leaky card will pull more power, and ramp up the fan faster because of it.
The ONLY way to accurately compare coolers is to physically use the same card and only swap the cooler.
Second thing to consider, is all AIB partners tune their fan ramp differently, on ACX cards we are a bit more aggressive on the fan ramp, so it cools well (and still is quieter than reference). Obviously this can be tuned to each individual's liking with Precision or similar programs.
Maybe if you leave them on auto. But if you spin them @ the same RPM, as I did @ 1900 RPM, then it's pretty easy to compare fan noise. @ 1900 RPM, the ACX's fans cannot compete w/ the TF4. Not to mention the TF4's fans idle @ a slower RPM than the ACX which is great for those of us w/ silent PC's. MSI has been tweaking the TF for quite some time, EVGA's ACX is brand new. Hopefully, we'll see improvements in the next ACX!
Also, I'd just like to point out that I'm very particular about sonics. As you can see on Newegg, there are PLENTY of folks that are happy w/ their EVGA.
It's not all rosy w/ the MSI either. Coil whine is louder than my EVGA and you cannot remove the heatsink wo/ voiding the warranty. That said, I cannot hear the coil whine outside of 3Dmark's 1st few tests and the winSAT test. And w/ load temps of 67C in BF4 in room temps of 25C, I have no reason to remove the heatsink.
Originally Posted by taem
Is the msi 780 ti really 30db at load?? That doesn't seem possible to me, a gpu of this power maintaining good temps with a noise level that low. I know twin frozr is good, but that much better than dcu ii, or any of the other coolers? And of msi can do this with the 780 ti, why are the 780 and 280x and 299/x twin frozrs significantly louder? Dunno just seems too good to be true. If msi engineers can do this they may as well get into the case fan and cpu cooler markets and dominate.
Yes, it is that quiet. I got the same dB using a similar setup as TPU.
It is much better than the DC2. Here:
IIRC, the 780 vanilla was measured @ 30dB by TPU as well.
Yes, MSI should be making fans for CPU air coolers. Their propeller fan has nailed static pressure and noise.Edited by Jodiuh - 2/6/14 at 12:06pm