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post #10 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 01:45 PM
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It's sort of random. The inductors and capacitors might be charging in the +100kHz range, and that physically shakes the atomic structure. And some energy from that resonates at audio frequencies that we hear as whine, usually inductor/coil whine.

I had a working 980 ti that didn't have coil whine, then my monitor broke but I thought it was the GPU, so RMA'ed it, only to get 1 with a bit of coil whine (not near as bad as some).

They can add mass or glue or constraints to parts, but I guess they usually cheap out and just don't.

IDK if the top top cards gp that far, and Mobo's etc.

I have a Zotac RTX 2070 AMP extreme core, and it a beast and super cool and super quiet.

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