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How long is the Giga card? Is it really 15 inches?
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How long is the Giga card? Is it really 15 inches?

Including the I/O plate + ports, 12.28", measuring from the inside of the i/o plate its approximately ~1cm shorter than 12". Still testing prime so haven't gotten a chance to take the card out and measure yet.
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So apparently the strix is voltage unlocked. I found out using gpu tweak. Supposedly there's 2 different core voltages on these cards... The voltage does increase over 1.200v which is what my system tells me is the max. I can get upto 1.250v and 1510mhz stable with 8ghz memory.
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Thanks guys!

I thought I was seeibg some complaints against the G1s latetly so I was just double checking.


no complaints here, best gpu I have ever owned and I have owned GTX 295 GTX 580 x2, GTX 6804gb
and my 970 was worth the 2 weeks I searched online for one. smile.gif

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Same here! Best GPU ever owned! But I guess it should be as it is the most up-to-date GPU I have ever owned too! Just like all the previous GPU's I have owned!

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But no, seriously it is the best GPU for the money on the market for sure

Firestrike 12053
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/2975770

Graphics Score: 14339

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I first got the MSI and after giving to a friend I ended up getting the Gigabyte. I find it's performance and overall looks a tad better although the semi-passive cooling of the MSI does make a difference when idle. I intend of getting a second one for SLI and I'm a little worried that the idle noise out of two will be more noticeable.
Right now I'm considering going for either the ASUS Strix or one of the EVGA ACX 2.0 versions (SSC or FTW). They both support 0db fan below 67c via a bios update and feature higher factory clocks than the Gigabyte. My G1 Gaming does have a 1404 MHz boost clock out of the box though but that could be limited by the second card.
At full load Gigabyte is almost silent so the only thing that worries me is idle. Maybe they will release a firmware update like EVGA.
I do value a silent build and I'm considering whether the G1 Gaming's extra performance is worth it over the other's more silent idle state.
Bit worried about EVGA's load noise levels, although most issues were fixed with the 2.0 cooler.

I'm returning my Gigabyte G1 to Newegg today for this reason. I can't stand the 1,600 RPM idle fan noise, plus the pulsation of each individual fan. Coming from a silent card previously, this drives me nuts.
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So apparently the strix is voltage unlocked. I found out using gpu tweak. Supposedly there's 2 different core voltages on these cards... The voltage does increase over 1.200v which is what my system tells me is the max. I can get upto 1.250v and 1510mhz stable with 8ghz memory.

1.25v is standard for Maxwell set by nVidia.
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I'm returning my Gigabyte G1 to Newegg today for this reason. I can't stand the 1,600 RPM idle fan noise, plus the pulsation of each individual fan. Coming from a silent card previously, this drives me nuts.

Are you joking? 1600RPM is around 40% and I can hardly hear it. I have mine set at 45% which is around 1800RPM and its not noisy. You got a bad one if your G1 is loud like that under 60%.
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1.25v is standard for Maxwell set by nVidia.
Are you joking? 1600RPM is around 40% and I can hardly hear it. I have mine set at 45% which is around 1800RPM and its not noisy. You got a bad one if your G1 is loud like that under 60%.

I think the card is just fine. This is a known issue:

http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=mt5alikidn22krda03ot37ihr7&topic=15086.0

Guru3D's review also mentions the fan speed wont drop below 32%. Really though, its all subjective. Like I said before, my computer made zero noises before I got this card, now I hear a gentle wooshing and fans pulsating. Drives me nuts.
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I'm returning my Gigabyte G1 to Newegg today for this reason. I can't stand the 1,600 RPM idle fan noise, plus the pulsation of each individual fan. Coming from a silent card previously, this drives me nuts.


I have now heard from about 4 others plus you on the OCN forums about the Gigabyte fan noise,
I must just have bad hearing as I can't hear mine except very little if I set the fan speed to 100%
which I only did that to test as I leave the fan control on auto.
I can hear my Noctua case fans and their suppose to be 28db to 32db depending on which model fan as I have 6
in different sizes and models.
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I think the card is just fine. This is a known issue:

http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=mt5alikidn22krda03ot37ihr7&topic=15086.0

Guru3D's review also mentions the fan speed wont drop below 32%. Really though, its all subjective. Like I said before, my computer made zero noises before I got this card, now I hear a gentle wooshing and fans pulsating. Drives me nuts.

Well fan noise and pulsating fan noisy are two different things. I know the issue you are describing because I had it with my EVGA 780 Ti Classified. And I can tell you my G1 does not do this.
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