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Before you buy ATI, watch this!

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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 1:11:11 PM

WTF... is that a graphics card or a vacuum cleaner´╗┐.
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 1:26:38 PM

Holy honey badger that thing is loud.

You know the honey badger dont care about your noisy computer.
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October 18, 2011 1:38:19 PM

ATI does not exist any more.
October 18, 2011 2:18:41 PM

If it performs the same as its Nvidia rival and the price is cheaper I would not care about noise. I go for price vs performance no matter if the card is from AMD or Nvidia.
If the card is noisy and irritates you - That is what earphones or speakers are for.
October 18, 2011 2:23:26 PM

Hi,
All the Radeon cards sound like this or only the ATi?

I was planning to go for msi radeon 6870..
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 2:35:31 PM

wouldnt be surprised if the fan with this graphics card has a crook bearing..
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 2:35:52 PM

Any high end card with the fan set to 100% will sound exactly same. Under normal use, with good case ventilation, and no GPU overclocking, the fan will seldom if ever hit 100%. (he is applying the fan speed manually here with an overclocking tool) Put the side of the case on, and it will muffle it a little, but in a nutshell, a high end card is going to make a little noise if you push it hard, that is all there is to it.
October 18, 2011 2:58:56 PM

this is dumb. It's like saying "watch how noisy and expensive and power hungry the gtx 480 is before buying nvidia"

AMD and Nvidia offer good cards, AMD have good GPUs like the 5770(6770), 6850, 6890 and 6950-1GB. Nvidia has good cards too, like the gtx 560, the gtx 570 and gtx 580. go to tomshardware's best card for the money.

I have a HD 6850 cyclone power edition OC and at first I had to check if the cooler was working because I didnt hear anything, not even under load.

Go back you your cave, fanboy
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 3:52:09 PM

If I could I would select answer above as best answer..
October 18, 2011 4:18:32 PM

wow some bad!!!my hd 6850 makes little if no noise...:p 
a c 106 U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 4:23:59 PM

Not exactly news and nvidia cards are not exactly innocent of that either. Of course it sounds louder with the case side panel removed. That's one of the reasons there are so many with dual or tripple fan non reference coolers. I recommend the gigabyte cards ^_^
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 4:35:15 PM

rockxdude said:
Hi,
All the Radeon cards sound like this or only the ATi?

I was planning to go for msi radeon 6870..


I got a 6870 and played with the manual settings in Catalyst Control Center. Of course the fan gets really loud when you manually set the RPMs to high numbers. However, on stock settings, where it is allowed to adjust the fan speed automatically based on heat, I can barely hear the card above the other case fans. The most intense game I have played so far is Oblivion on max settings. However, I do know that the 6870 puts out similar noise numbers to the Nvidia equivalents.
October 18, 2011 4:47:18 PM

DXRick said:
I got a 6870 and played with the manual settings in Catalyst Control Center. Of course the fan gets really loud when you manually set the RPMs to high numbers. However, on stock settings, where it is allowed to adjust the fan speed automatically based on heat, I can barely hear the card above the other case fans. The most intense game I have played so far is Oblivion on max settings. However, I do know that the 6870 puts out similar noise numbers to the Nvidia equivalents.


Thanks for the response...

ALso which is more better Nvidia ot AMD?
October 18, 2011 5:05:50 PM

People will undoubtedly argue that to their grave on which one is better. I would recommend going best value for your dollar.....

Here's my counter offer to this post....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV28cm9nUJk
October 18, 2011 5:12:17 PM

My video card isn't loud enough. It should be so loud it scares me $hitless. If a man fears his video card, so will his games.
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 6:29:48 PM

id rather have a loud card that cooled correctly then a quiet one that over heats -.-

i dont see the point of this topic :) 
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 6:56:25 PM

I have a 6850, and it was so quiet i was worried it was broken.........
October 18, 2011 8:49:36 PM

if this is a vaccum cleaner then my old rig was a concorde
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2011 9:19:41 PM

Man give me a break all gpu sound like that when the fan is set to 100 percent. The video says nothing about the card. Do this take a 580 and set the fan to 100 percent and it will be just as loud. You must be a total noob to gpus. +1 for a pointless post.
October 19, 2011 2:33:40 AM

it's like saying be4 buying an iphone watch the drop test
a c 109 U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 5:02:19 AM

rockxdude said:
Hi,
All the Radeon cards sound like this or only the ATi?

I was planning to go for msi radeon 6870..

Depends on what heatsink/cooler it has.
a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 6:01:43 AM

My GTX 560 with a single center fan raises all kinds of hell at 100%. I think any card does. I must admit, when I turn mine up from 30% to 50% I could barely tell the difference. Very quiet at that speed. The ATI in the video does seem to make more noise at 50%.
a c 189 U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 8:21:54 AM

Another FANboy... ??

Useless thread.
October 20, 2011 12:21:36 PM

amuffin said:
Depends on what heatsink/cooler it has.




which company makes good cards?
October 20, 2011 6:25:45 PM

We sell Saphire cards 6970 cards. It not quiet (none of entusiast cards are) but is not that loud either.

I think is a faked video because could not see any RPM speed increase at the stick on the fan when goes 50% to 100% .
a c 201 U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 11:26:48 PM

Read the description


Stock heatsink & fan unit sounds like a Rolls-Royce Avon Turbojet...

Starts at 20% then 38% (maximum I've ever seen it rev to on auto) then 50% and finally 100%. Noisy little bugger isn't it?


The card never gets anywhere near that loud at full load, its a pointless video showing how loud the fan can get if you want to go deaf, but it will never get anywhere near that high under normal usage.
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