Re: GTX 295 noise level vs. GTX 280?
I swapped my 9800GX2 for an Asus GTX 295. I used eVGA's Precision to manage the fan speeds on the GX2, and am using the Asus utility to manage the 295. The 295 is noticably louder, both at idle and at full speed, than the GX2 was.
Q6600@3.2 Ghz Windows 7 64-bit
8GB Corsair DDR2 PC800
GTX295 :/: 2405FPW:/:FW 197
OCZ Vertex 120GB Boot Drive
Dell XPS M1710 Core 2 Duo T7200/Vista Enterprise
7950GTX Go/FW 179.48