I currently have a gtx 285 and it's been (more or less) quiet enough for me, but lately it's starting to struggle with newer games causing the fan to rev up till it's noisy as hell.
So now I'm thinking about getting a new gfx card and comparing all the idle/load noise levels got me wondering what would make the most sense:
- getting a less powerful quiet card that has a lower load noise level but is more likely to hit full load
- or getting a powerful card that has a higher load noise level but might not get to that level until more demanding games come along
Could a powerful card actually be quieter on the same gfx settings?
And on a related note I found this: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Pali ... bo/26.html
. Seems to be extremely quiet for this sort of card (without getting a custom cooler), to good to be true? I notice it says this on the testing method: The 3D load noise levels are tested with a stressful game, not Furmark.
Does that mean same game, same settings, or just everything pushed as far as each card will go, or same fps? What's the most likely method used here?
Sorry if these are all stupid questions, I don't usually think about stuff like this until its time to upgrade my pc
Any insights would be appreciated.