Hi, I have checked which card I have got - it's this one, with the Nvidia reference design.http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=881&lang=en
I have just finished playing a few rounds of BF3 - as I've said the benchmarks do not lie, the GTX 670 runs BF3 very nicely at 2560x1440 - but the whining noise from the fan
is a bit annoying for me (sensitive) ears. As a subjective reference, I could hear my former GPU, a Radeon HD 6950 through my headset as well, but the fan noise was more of a "whoosh" sound rather than the slight whining sound of the GTX 670. It just does not sound good enough for a €400 card
I am going to start monitoring fan speed and temperatures with GPU-Z, Gainward's "Expert Tool", and perhaps with Rivatuner, too, and will report back here.
The Arctic Cooling solution looks very nice, but none of my favourite e-tailers in Germany seem to have it listed as "coming soon". I guess I will have to wait until June to buy it,
but I am still hopeful I can get the noise under control with some software tools...
Anyway, anybody else got any input on GTX 670 noise?
Airmantharp does not seem to have any issues with his EVGA Superclocked unit, but perhaps there are more of gerbils you who can chime in?
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