Originally Posted by Muppet
Yes that is true. All the reviews I read had pictures of the Mic's right next to the video card. That in itself is insane, every card would be loud like that. The simple truth is inside that case, they aren't loud at all if your case has adequate cooling.
Huh? They tested all the cards in their tests the same way. If it's relatively louder than another card in their tests, then that's a fact you can take to the bank.
Subjectively, if you find it to be bearable or can't notice the difference between it and your old card, that's fine, but doesn't make reviewers wrong.