- Feb 22, 2010
No, I'm not. You've heard the vids, that is wonderful for you. I have both cards here in front of me. I'm here to tell you that they are both loud when under load. The 480 is louder for sure, but not to the extreme exaggeration you're reading on the web. It's not like you can hear the GTX480, but not the 5870 at load. Not like that at all. You hear them both just fine.
Nemesis: DID YOU GET THAT!?
He doesnt mind, and frankly neither do alot of others who have the cards for review. And lets not forget that the cards will be put in a case and that will lower the noise any card makes by a good amount.
And id also like to again say: noise is subjective, hell there are some people who have listened to loud music so much that their hearing has "adapted" or worsened (depending on your taste of wording yourself) or people who work in loud environments etc etc versus people who sit in an office all day long.
noise is subjective!