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Which Radeon 6850 manufacturer?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 3, 2011 3:24:14 PM


I'm curious which manufacturer has the quietest PCB board?

I have a 8800gts 320mb EVGA manufactured and the circuitry is extremely noticeable under load (buzzing, whirring etc).

I want to upgrade to something that has a quieter PCB board. The non reference design 6850's look like they'll have a quiet fan, but which one will have the quietest PCB board?
a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2011 4:09:02 PM

My guess is the MSI Cyclone, they go out of there way to advertise their non-buzzing ferrite chokes and military class components or whatever, but it's just a guess I don't know where you would find research on noise levels of the PCB independent of the coolers.
April 3, 2011 4:16:36 PM

XFX Play Hard........
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a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2011 5:01:22 PM

GIGABYTE, MSI, XFX or Sapphire
April 7, 2011 8:43:51 PM

I have a HIS (kind of the cheapy version as I understand) that it only a couple days old but is super quiet (I was pleasantly surprised). I have not overclocked it, but at 7.7 on the windows experience scale I really don't see the need. I play crysis 1 with eyefinity (4800x900) high settings with no problems and no sound.

Oh, and I only payed $138 from ebay (shipped from newegg)