My STRIX is just way quieter. Like no comparison. It can stay in the 72C range with almost 500 less RPM. This FTW3 sounds as loud as a FE to me. I could undervolt a FE and use an aggressive fan curve and be no worse off. I can't reduce fan speed on this FTW3 because the cooler is inadequate and heats up to 80c fast.
Also I'm just not happy with having to use Precision X. Overall just not satisfied with this card and I'm gonna sell it and keep the STRIX unless I can mount a G12 to it without a shim.