Originally Posted by Viral
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.
As I mentioned before, I'm fine with people being enthusiastic with the card. I plan to get a 470 myself in the next month or so for my renderbox, so it's definitely not an ATI/NV thing with me. But all this talk about "the reviewers were wrong... biased against Nvidia, better minimums on 470 than 5970 blah blah blah" -- somewhere between the time this card left reviewers' hands and dropped into the buyer's it now has the ability to cure cancer and feed the poor. It's pie-in-the-sky crap that's being concocted by buyer enthusiasm and then being spread as "fact" to the masses.