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Old 01-27-09, 02:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: GTX 295 noise level vs. GTX 280?

Maybe my GTX 280 is a little different. ((all my Nvidia hardware is reference design)) but my GTX 280 could get to the 2k + range at full load too. Whats likely happening is the GTX 295 is reaching critical fan threshold tempatures sooner. Which is very likely considering my experience with both cards.

At the highest ranges ((IE full mode)) the GTX 295 is a bit louder than the 280. But at full blast I find them both rather annoying. Thankfully neither get close to full blast in 90% of all gaming circumstances. At full thottle the GTX 295 and 9800GX2 are very similar. If you have ever used the former card.
|CPU: Intel I7 Lynnfield @ 3.0 Ghz|Mobo:Asus P7P55 WS Supercomputer |Memory:8 Gigs DDR3 1333|Video:Geforce GTX 295 Quad SLI|Monitor:Samsung Syncmaster 1680x1080 3D Vision\/Olevia 27 Inch Widescreen HDTV 1920x1080

|CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition @ 2.5 Ghz|Mobo:Asus M3n HT Deluxe Nforce 780A|Memory: 4 gigs DDR2 800| Video: Geforce GTX 280x2 SLI

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