From memory, my 58070 Vapor-X idles at around 1,050rpm at a 21% fan duty cycle according to GPU-Z, although I'm not at home to confirm this at the moment.
As for noise, my rig seems just a little noisier on idle (compared to with the 8800GTX with Zalman GV1000 at about 3.5-4V). I also haven't had time to tweak my new case fan set up yet with my new Scythe Kaze Server, so most of the case fans are sitting on around 800rpm (compared to about 500-600rpm when idling previously).
If anyone wants to know anything in particular, let me know and I'll try to accommodate any requests.
Could you please confirm that it's 1050 RPM? And what revision is that card? Also, how would you describe overall the noise of your gaming pc (I see you have a P182), as you've just compared it to your former VGA.
See my posts and those of WR304
in this thread
. My card appears to be a blue PCB Rev 2 5870 Vapor-X but the fan speed is lower than WR304's card, which is the same model, revision number and BIOS version as far as we could tell. It could be a bit of a lottery.
My P182 has changed a bit since I last updated my PC systems thread here.
In addition to adding the 5870 Vapor-X, I've made the following changes:
- Front middle intake fan is now a Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1,150rpm
- Rear exhaust fan is now a Scythe Kama PWM
- Scythe Kaze Server installed for fan control
CPU fan (still the 92mm Nexus) is 650rpm idle / 1,600rpm load
Front intake fan is 500rpm idle / 1,000rpm load
Top exhaust fan (still the S-Flex E) is 500rpm idle / 1,000rpm load
Rear exhaust fan (PWM) is about 400rpm idle / 900rpm load
Load speed for the 3 non-PWM fans hooked up to the Kaze Server is when temperature probes pushed between the heatsink and PCB on my 5870 Vapor-X reaches over 50C.
My PC is very quiet when idle and any noise while gaming is drowned out by any game sounds.