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Old 01-26-09, 05:27 AM   #1
AntaresDC
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Default GTX 295 noise level vs. GTX 280?

Hi guys, it's good to be back on the "grin team" again - owning a Leadtek GTX 280 it's a huge improvement over my older vga and setup.

I was thinking of getting me the new GTX 295 over the 280... but I'm not sure how noisier will the 295 be compared to my trusty 280.

In Crysis, the gtx 280 settles at around 80 to 82 degrees Celsius, with the fan going to around 1900 rpm, compared to 1300 rpm in idle (40% fan speed).

Will the GTX 295 fan get much higher rpms and get much noisier? I cannot test or see the gtx 295 before buying, so I had to ask...

One more thing: what about the idle/load temps on those GTX 295 cards? I'm interested to hear how they're working inside closed cases, because all of the reviews are done on open-air benches.

My current setup: core i7 920 / Asus P6T Deluxe (X58) / Leadtek 280 GTX @ stock speeds / Corsair XMS3 DDR3 3072MB 1333 MHz / Thermaltake ToughPower 700W PSU / Coolermaster 690 case / 4 chassis fans - 120 mm

Thanks for your thoughts!
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