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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 7, 2017, 11:58 Creston
 
An open case is always going to make more noise than a closed one, unless that closed one has absolutely shit airflow.

You can get sound-dampening cases now, which work pretty darn well.

I definitely recommend the MSI cards. Their TwinFrozr solution is fantastic. I'm never buying another brand again.
 
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 7, 2017, 09:44 HoSpanky
 
Well, next time Iím in the market for a video card, Iíll definitely consider MSIís version. I donít like the red (my entire rig is black and white), but volume is definitely a consideration. My rig sits on the desk, with the side panel removed. That helps keep it cool and quiet in most situations, but a few games push it pretty hard and itíll get a little noisy. My MAIN noisemaker is unfortunately the fans/pump on my waterblock. Now that Noctua makes black fans, Iím replacing it with an air cooler.  
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 7, 2017, 01:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 22:18:
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 21:49:
I don't get why EVGA has so many 1070ti models....they can't bump up the speeds on them, Nvidia locked that down so you can't push a 1070ti faster than a 1080.

? I think you can. They just don't want them clocked that way straight out of the gate.

The big advantage a 1080 has over a 1070ti is that it has 3GB more memory, but other than that, the 1070ti is a goddamn monster of a card. I got the MSI Gaming one, and the thing is COMPLETELY quiet. I'm not being hyperbolic. It is COMPLETELY quiet. While I'm playing a game, I can't hear it. Right now while I'm on the web, I can't hear it.

I turned the fan to 100% to see what it'd sound like, and it's literally barely a whisper. It is AMAZING how quiet they made that thing, especially considering the heatsink weighs like 9000 lbs. (I was seriously worried about the weight of that card hanging in that PCI-E slot. It's the heaviest graphics card I've ever owned.)

My old GTX970 (by EVGA, coincidentally) is a fucking twin-turbo vacuum cleaner compared to the 1070ti.

I have a MSI Gaming 980ti that is similar. Fans don't even kick in until it is over 60 degrees, because of the massive copper heatsink on it, and the fans are dead silent when they do kick in because they are larger and running at low rpm, but still pushing lots of air through those pipes. They make the best air cooling solutions out there for GPUs, IMO.
 
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6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 23:37 Creston
 
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 23:27:
The 1080 has the same amount of ram as the 1070ti. it's the 1080ti that has the extra 3gb.

Oh, you're right, my bad. So other than a few compute units, the 1070ti is basically a 1080. I'm glad I didn't pay the ~ $90 markup for a 1080 MSI Gaming...

I thought I'd read the 1070tis were locked down, but maybe I was wrong. Glad to hear the MSI cooler is quiet. I have a 1080 from EVGA, and it's also quiet when gaming. Maybe not as quiet as the MSI, tho.

Yep, they overclock by about 10%

I've also seen reviews, can't find them so quickly, that some specific tis were pushed beyond 1080 clock rates.
 
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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 23:27 HoSpanky
 
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 22:18:
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 21:49:
I don't get why EVGA has so many 1070ti models....they can't bump up the speeds on them, Nvidia locked that down so you can't push a 1070ti faster than a 1080.

? I think you can. They just don't want them clocked that way straight out of the gate.

The big advantage a 1080 has over a 1070ti is that it has 3GB more memory, but other than that, the 1070ti is a goddamn monster of a card. I got the MSI Gaming one, and the thing is COMPLETELY quiet. I'm not being hyperbolic. It is COMPLETELY quiet. While I'm playing a game, I can't hear it. Right now while I'm on the web, I can't hear it.

I turned the fan to 100% to see what it'd sound like, and it's literally barely a whisper. It is AMAZING how quiet they made that thing, especially considering the heatsink weighs like 9000 lbs. (I was seriously worried about the weight of that card hanging in that PCI-E slot. It's the heaviest graphics card I've ever owned.)

My old GTX970 (by EVGA, coincidentally) is a fucking twin-turbo vacuum cleaner compared to the 1070ti.

The 1080 has the same amount of ram as the 1070ti. it's the 1080ti that has the extra 3gb.

I thought I'd read the 1070tis were locked down, but maybe I was wrong. Glad to hear the MSI cooler is quiet. I have a 1080 from EVGA, and it's also quiet when gaming. Maybe not as quiet as the MSI, tho.
 
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4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 22:24 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 21:14:
So there's an actual AI in existence now? Gee, musta missed the news on that one. Wry

I don't think you understand the term...
 
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3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 22:18 Creston
 
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 21:49:
I don't get why EVGA has so many 1070ti models....they can't bump up the speeds on them, Nvidia locked that down so you can't push a 1070ti faster than a 1080.

? I think you can. They just don't want them clocked that way straight out of the gate.

The big advantage a 1080 has over a 1070ti is that it has 3GB more memory, but other than that, the 1070ti is a goddamn monster of a card. I got the MSI Gaming one, and the thing is COMPLETELY quiet. I'm not being hyperbolic. It is COMPLETELY quiet. While I'm playing a game, I can't hear it. Right now while I'm on the web, I can't hear it.

I turned the fan to 100% to see what it'd sound like, and it's literally barely a whisper. It is AMAZING how quiet they made that thing, especially considering the heatsink weighs like 9000 lbs. (I was seriously worried about the weight of that card hanging in that PCI-E slot. It's the heaviest graphics card I've ever owned.)

My old GTX970 (by EVGA, coincidentally) is a fucking twin-turbo vacuum cleaner compared to the 1070ti.
 
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2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 21:49 HoSpanky
 
I don't get why EVGA has so many 1070ti models....they can't bump up the speeds on them, Nvidia locked that down so you can't push a 1070ti faster than a 1080.  
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1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 21:14 Cutter
 
So there's an actual AI in existence now? Gee, musta missed the news on that one. Wry
 
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