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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
Actually.. Only XFX's ones were bad. And they do support voltage tweaking if you use Sapphire Trixx (because Afterburner does not support those voltage controllers because MSI wouldn't add that in).
Haven't heard about it before. When was it released/when did they add voltage control?
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Aftermarket cooling, voltage control, generally OC well and don't fantastically explode (unless it's a GTX 570).
Or burn your house down/ make your ears bleed. (Unless it's a GTX 480) I keed, I keed.

In all seriousness new generation reference cards do plenty good in keeping cards relatively cool while not being so loud. Unless we talk about the AMD 6000 series. I couldn't stand my 6870, it was loud and hot. Maybe the 6900s were better but I couldn't stand my 6870 at any fan speed over 50%.
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Most reference PCB's look ugly (green)
Or chocolate brown like my new 580 ().
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Most reference PCB's look ugly (green)
The color of the PCB is not part of the reference design.
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Or burn your house down/ make your ears bleed. (Unless it's a GTX 480) I keed, I keed.

In all seriousness new generation reference cards do plenty good in keeping cards relatively cool while not being so loud. Unless we talk about the AMD 6000 series. I couldn't stand my 6870, it was loud and hot. Maybe the 6900s were better but I couldn't stand my 6870 at any fan speed over 50%.
That's why mine is watercooled, it was rather noisy.
 
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At the risk of embarrassing myself...... What is a reference card?
Please elaborate!!!!!
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At the risk of embarrassing myself...... What is a reference card?
Please elaborate!!!!!
http://www.overclock.net/ati/705075-...ence-card.html
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At the risk of embarrassing myself...... What is a reference card?
Please elaborate!!!!!
It's an AMD/ Nvidia designed video card. Usually the ones with squirrel cage centrifugal fans.

Like this.
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post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
Most reference PCB's look ugly (green)
My 460 begs to differ, black PCB
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Max case temps 85C.

How is the noise of the Accelero Xtreme?
At 30%, I can't here it over the rest of my fans! And I have locked it to 30% before, and it gets to 60c.
But with the fan profile I use. I can here the fans spin up!
But they're still quieter than my CPU cooler, when that spins up!

So, yeah. It's not loud imo

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