For the card in a fully stressed status (in-game) 42 DBA, now that is audible yet not annoying. It means you can hear airflow, but that's it.
Now I do need to add a note here, up-to 60 degrees C the card remains very silent. Once it passes 60 Degrees C, the fans simply start spinning harder and thus start to make more noise.
If you'd be willing to let the card the run at say 70~75 Degrees C and if you grab software like AfterBurner, you can then make a fan profile making the card nearly silent while it remains very well cooled.
That's the flexibility you get with the WindForce cooler here.
There is no single GPU in existence that will max a PCI-E 2.0 x16. Well I haven't see tests done with a titan but is highly doubt full that even it needs more bandwidth than a PCI-E 2.0 x16 can provide. So there is really no need to worry about the PCI-E port.Originally Posted by Baby Jai
i also want to point out my mobo supports 3.0 pci e but the card i currently have maxes out at 2.0 as the nvidia one i linked maxes out at 3.0
im trying to figure out if this board support 3.0?
thats a reference GTX 680 cooler design. thats not the best of coolers. you have much quieter coolers like Gigabyte WF3, Asus Direct Cu II, MSI Twin frozr (Lightning) .Originally Posted by Baby Jai
and this ( http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-GeForce-Express-DisplayPort-ZT-60103-10P/dp/B007ZMTPN4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2P926OJKKAEHY&coliid=I2HNMVKWRS333V ) compared to the 7970s
with dual monitor you cannot play fps games because the crosshair will be blocked by the bezels. so i assume you will be playing on single monitor. the HD 7970 Ghz is faster than GTX 680 on average. it costs lesser and has an amazing game bundle. my vote is for the HIS HD 7970 iceq x2 ghz if you can fit it in your case. otherwise the sapphire hd 7970 oc.Originally Posted by Baby Jai
i run a dual monitor at all times, what would you recommend vs the Ati 7970 or the 680? I am an avid gamer, run dual monitor set up, not to much in OCing, but could if need be. I have burnt some cards on over voltage