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The 290 windforce at 100% fanspeed keep core at 70c (+/-) and the 290 would be 35% faster than a hd 7950 by no means is a side grade.
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Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W View Post

Windforce runs really loud because the fans need to be run at high speeds to keep the card cool. It's a poorly designed cooler (as most of the original 290 series coolers were) so you need to run 70%+ fan speed to keep the card in the low 80s. It's near the 50dB range.

Of what i seen on kitguru the windforce is like 10c hotter than the tri-x. and is not that loud


http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/gigabyte-r9-290-windforce-oc-review-1600p-ultra-hd-4k/29/



core can run at 90c no prob

the Capacitor will fail if they are too hot ( near vrm ) if vrm are hot

105c for 5000k but 115-125c is like 2k hour

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Of what i seen on kitguru the windforce is like 10c hotter than the tri-x. and is not that loud


http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/gigabyte-r9-290-windforce-oc-review-1600p-ultra-hd-4k/29/



core can run at 90c no prob

the Capacitor will fail if they are too hot ( near vrm ) if vrm are hot

105c for 5000k but 115-125c is like 2k hour

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Their test is not very accurate. Those dB numbers are not anywhere near reality. You definitely do not want your card running at 90c regardless of what AMD claims about them being "safe up to 95c". Keep in mind the Tri-X itself is a louder than average cooler (I have owned two of them).

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5216/13/3x-amd-radeon-r9-290--2x-amd-radeon-r9-290x-review-asus-gigabyte-and-sapphire-review-asus-gigabyte-and-sapphire-noise-levels

More realistic dB numbers. And those are just load numbers, not 100% fan speed.
 
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Their test is not very accurate. Those dB numbers are not anywhere near reality. You definitely do not want your card running at 90c regardless of what AMD claims about them being "safe up to 95c". Keep in mind the Tri-X itself is a louder than average cooler (I have owned two of them).

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5216/13/3x-amd-radeon-r9-290--2x-amd-radeon-r9-290x-review-asus-gigabyte-and-sapphire-review-asus-gigabyte-and-sapphire-noise-levels

More realistic dB numbers. And those are just load numbers, not 100% fan speed.



amd nvidia intel claim safe temp in the 90c + range all their notebook part based on the same architecture do run in these temp on many crappy gaming laptop smile.gif



Any idea if my 7950 is as loud or less than the r9 290 ?

it a dual-x Boost 925



Thank you all for helping me biggrin.gif
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amd nvidia intel claim safe temp in the 90c + range all their notebook part based on the same architecture do run in these temp on many crappy gaming laptop smile.gif



Any idea if my 7950 is as loud or less than the r9 290 ?

it a dual-x Boost 925



Thank you all for helping me biggrin.gif

Varying results on your card show between 41dB and 46dB at load.
 
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Varying results on your card show between 41dB and 46dB at load.

ok so the r9 290 is not that bad smile.gif
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Could always buy a cheap AIO water cooler and zip tie it on.. it's not unheard of tongue.gif
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ok so the r9 290 is not that bad smile.gif

40 db = quiet library
50 db = normal conversation
 
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Could always buy a cheap AIO water cooler and zip tie it on.. it's not unheard of tongue.gif


Dont give me idea drool.gif



h60 or something like that could probably do ok. but even then need to cut the cooler in half and zip tie it to not lose vrm fan cooling.


and try to zip tie the cooler on it .



Anyone know if the h60 could do it ahaha
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It's worth to upgrade. I've had a Windforce Gigabyte R9 290 for about a year now and it's still running like a champ (had it overclocked all this time).
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