Originally Posted by Ninja Prime
Cherry picking reviews is awesome. This review: http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/2049...luidsproductie
Shows the 6990 only 3 db ahead of the 590. I guess that 3 is only a "few", right? I'll give you that I was wrong on the loudest ever scale though, quite a few older cards seem to surpass both of them in the right situations. Which makes me wonder why you're making such a big deal about sound, you loved the GTX 480, its the loudest card on there.
I "cherry pick" Anandtech, Toms Hardware, and The Tech Report, three of the most respected and read hardware review sites on the planet.
Your "better information" comes from Hardware Info, a website I've never heard of from a foreign land in a foreign language.
Your post is the definition of "cherry picking", how many dozen reviews did you have to go through to find one that made your point?
5db louder at TechPowerup
Go figure- 5db louder at Guru3d, just like TechPowerup and AnandTech.
11db at Hardware Canucks
So there you have it, six measured sound tests from six of the big English language review sites that say the 6990 is 5-11db louder than the GTX590. How could they all have made this horrible mistake only Hardware Info from the Netherlands was saavy enough to discern?!?!?
I await your link to a site in Kazakistan which is the "deciding factor" in your opinion. The rest of the world can read the reviews I linked to and know the truth.