Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W
Originally Posted by wolf9466
It's actually super quiet - it's an ASUS DCII. My ref 290X sounds like a chopper, though.
I had a DCU2 for 6 months. The card hits 85c+ without running 60% fan and is definitely not "quiet". No my card was not defective. The DCU2 is an inherently flawed cooler on a 290x because they simply slapped the 780 cooler on it and left two heatpipes that don't make contact. It may however seem quiet to you when in use with a ref cooler.
Here are the temps of all of the original run aftermarket 290xs
Note this list does not test the Lightning 290x which is arguably the best GPU ever made.
The 290 series first run aftermarket coolers were mostly bad as AMD did not give AIB partners enough time to develop good coolers.
I just checked the box - DCUII OC. So... you either have a **** card, or are smoking crack, cause I'm mining X11 on it, and at 90% fan, it stays below 70C. But, yeah, about quiet, I suppose that's relative. I just switched from the ref cooler - it sounds like heaven to me.