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I'm sorry man I have an msi golden edition 980ti as well as the 480. The Radeon card is significantly quieter at load speeds. Not trying to start a fight just saying that I was pleasantly surprised, especially considering my last Radeon card was a nano that was loud as hell, unbearably so in fact.

Your 980 Ti w/ Twin Frozer 5 must be faulty if RX 480 reference is significantly quieter wink.gif Just saying.
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Your 980 Ti w/ Twin Frozer 5 must be faulty if RX 480 reference is significantly quieter wink.gif Just saying.

Obviously not at idle when the fans aren't even spinning. And it could easily be the fault of my Lian li PC-o5 cases liking a blower style better. But the whoosh of air on the 980ti under load is very loud
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Obviously not at idle when the fans aren't even spinning. And it could easily be the fault of my Lian li PC-o5 cases liking a blower style better. But the whoosh of air on the 980ti under load is very loud

Probably the case, since it's a small one with bad airflow. Blower fan is generally doing better under those circumstances.. But that does not make the RX 480 a quiet card. If you really think that, you can't have heard a good custom card. Many custom cards are around 30dB load, which is pretty much RX 480 reference's idle noise output..

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480/23.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/23.html




MSI 1060 Gaming is 1dB less during LOAD, than RX 480 during IDLE.

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Edited by Lass3 - 7/24/16 at 9:49am
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Looks good. One my guild mates has an msi 1070 gaming and he is very pleased with it. I'll try a pascal card for sure as soon as prices come down to earth.
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Still waiting for those AIB cards to get out get taken apart benched reviewed and compared to one another so i can pick the best one. smile.gif I just don't even want to play stuff knowing what the difference will be given i am on an GTX 650.
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0db idle is such a marketing gimmick. Idle fan noise on any modern card is about the same (or very close to it) to any decent case fan.

MSI GTX 900 and 1000 gaming series cards disable its fans when the GPU is idle.

Not a gimmick. Doesn't MSI AMD gaming series cards disable its fans at idle? Or do they just run too hot even at idle?
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G1 1080 also disables fans at idle
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MSI GTX 900 and 1000 gaming series cards disable its fans when the GPU is idle.

Not a gimmick. Doesn't MSI AMD gaming series cards disable its fans at idle? Or do they just run too hot even at idle?

Many custom cards turns off the fans below 60C or so. Not a MSI specific feature.
I've tried a XFX 390 DD which claimed "0dB" mode too, but it ramped up every 10-20sec to 900-1000RPM because it was getting too hot. Very annoying.
Most Nvidia custom cards after 700 series are fanless in 2D. Some AMD cards are too (mostly non-Hawaii/Granada). tongue.gif
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Many custom cards turns off the fans below 60C or so. Not a MSI specific feature.
I've tried a XFX 390 DD which claimed "0dB" mode too, but it ramped up every 10-20sec to 900-1000RPM because it was getting too hot. Very annoying.
Most Nvidia custom cards after 700 series are fanless in 2D. Some AMD cards are too (mostly non-Hawaii/Granada). tongue.gif

Yea didn't mean to imply it was a MSI specific feature. Just wondering if AMD custom cards exhibited similar behavior. I had a 390X Gaming 8G before I upgraded to a 980ti Gold edition, the 390x Gaming eve though it was 3 slots ran pretty warm and its fans were never idle (don't recal if they advertised idle fans).
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