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I want either a 980ti or Fury X. Although due to driver customization with inspector I would prefere the 980ti.

Overclockable and as quiet as can be, either on air, in a closed loop or Hybrid.

It will be going in to a Corsair Q600 case and be about 7' away from me.

I cant find any sound meter tests. Comparisons surprisingly dont take noise in to account, not the ones I could find anyway.


The reviews on newegg especially for all the 980tis are a real mixed bag in terms of noise, it seems ALL models have a chance of:
Coil whine
noisey pump
noisey fans (fans NEED to be controlable)


I am willing to buy an aftermarket fan and heatsink, or an aftermarket closed loop.
post #2 of 5
Had a few 980ti's in my hand, half of them had lots of coilwhine frown.gif

Most were Gigabyte WF cards.
Without coilwhine these cards are pretty quiet.

When you go into overclocking they can be very noisy though, but so are many cards.

If your going to WC it noise is a non issue, only have to be Lucky to get a card without coilwhine.
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Well. Both 980ti and Fury are very capable cards. Fury is equal to 980ti in 1080P and the Fury starts to overtake ti at 1440P and above resolutions. The problem comes in with Fury's overclocking chops. Fury's will reach around the 1150, 1200 MHz mark where it's will go quite a bit past that point.
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1080p - 980 Ti is 11.6% faster.

1440p - 980 Ti is 2.5% faster

4K - Fury X is 3.7% faster

Source.

You'll notice in that test that the Matrix platinum 980 Ti runs at 1418 MHz out of the box and is 25% faster than reference 980 Ti. 1418 Mhz can be reached pretty easily by most 980 Ti.

I have a evga acx 2.0 980 Ti. My everyday OC is 1451Mhz with no extra voltage. Runs at 70-72c using the quiet fan profile in Precision-X. My case fans are louder.
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I have no personal experience with the 980ti but I do have experience with the Fury X. My Fury X is very quite and doesn't need the fans to spool up much at all. Very Little to no coil noise unless it is at the screen when closing Valley benchmark only place where it makes a noise. My current overclock is 1175 and 600 and seems to run everything I throw at it without a hitch (playing at 4k). I have two fans on my radiator (push pull) and temps never get above 44*c.
     
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