Re: GTX 480 fan is NOT LOUD! What's up with these reviewers?
My fan is not running over 70%. I have a large case with plenty of ventilation, so that may help. Still I was afraid this thing would be a leaf blower like the FX 5800, but it is NOT! If you turn up the fan on any card it will get loud. This card's fan sounds like a gentle swoosh. I'm also impressed how fast it powers down after I finish a game. WHAT A CARD!!!!!! The more people get this card, the more they will be impressed. It's not cheap by any means, but you get what you pay for. I know I sound like a green fanboy, but this card really screams. Most of the reviews I read of the GTX 480 were poor or lukewarm at best. Man, I don't know what these reviewers were drinking! Hey, the Radeon HD 5870 is also not cheap at over $400. For what the GTX 480 offers (PhysX, CUDA, Superior Tesellation), I would take it any day.