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Old 01-27-09, 02:11 AM   #3
AntaresDC
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Default Re: GTX 295 noise level vs. GTX 280?

Thanks!

I did some more research - this is what I was looking for, a RivaTuner graph with both temps & fan speeds...

http://en.expreview.com/2009/01/09/r...-throne.html/6

In 2D mode, the fan spins @ 2,000 rpm (40%) compared to the gtx280, which does only 1,300 rpm @ 40%. In full load, the fan gets to approx. 2,700 rpm - around 60%, while my gtx280 fan only reaches 1,800 - 1,900 rpm (~54%) to keep the core hovering at 79-81 degrees.

So it seems that the fan profile is more aggresive on the gtx295 - but it makes sense, since in this case you have one fan trying to cool down two GPUs.
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