Double post, I answered ya other one .... I usually get Ass or EVGA but kinds PO'd at EVGA at the moment .... been fighting with them for 1.5 years on a factory OC'd card that can't do a hair above reference voltage ..... 5 RMA's to date .... keep sending same crappy refurbs ..... swapping out from another box with same model Asus card and no issues.
If you could afford it, the OC is guaranteed to work at those speeds. the normal ones might OC to the hawk's speeds or they might not..you never know which one you will get and you can't exactly return a card with the reason, "it didn't OC well"
Video card noise reminds me of the soothing sounds of performance engines. My MSI Twin Frozr III 6950 has a very pleasent roar and cools extremely well. I never knew a gpu could be so mean yet so quiet yet so sexy and at the same time keeping its cool
I never understood that concept. I always hated noise that is a byproduct of performance - in engines and computers.....I want the car and pc to show me that it is powerful, not scream at me.
I am eagerly awaiting the day pc technology allows for fanless high performance GPUs and CPUs. The day when the only sound I hear is what comes out of my speakers and not from my case..