Re: GTX 480 fan is NOT LOUD! What's up with these reviewers?
There must be some kind of magic going on, I'm pretty sure. The facts and reviews say: Card is hot. Hotter than GTX 280, 236W vs 250W, and it actually often exceeds its 250W rating. Card is loud. Louder than pretty much any other card. Actually measured with microphones. However, people who buy them, subjectively say, "oh its not bad, its not really hot, ect." Some wizard probably cast level 9 videocard cooling spell on them.
I really don't understand why people deny it, like their life depends on it, and need to make threads and posts denying it and saying otherwise, the evidence is there a million times over, just accept it and move on. If you don't mind either of those two problems, good, but don't go on a misinformation spree about it, it just makes people(me at least, and appearantly Xion) think you're some kind of viral marketing shill.