jodiuh wrote:No mention of the lower RPM's on the MSI.
Something is wrong w/ the noise levels as well. The ACX is spinning 500+ RPM faster than the MSI. The MSI fans are larger as well. Yet they have the SAME db @ load? Also, a 36 db noise floor is quite high. My old apt in the city is @ 25 db. How do I know something is wrong? Simple, I've owned both. The ACX is whiny, loud, and generally a nuisance compared to the sheer awesome that is the TF4. But it makes sense, doesn't it? It is the ACX 1 V the TF...FOUR. Hopefully, EVGA will consider all the complaints from Amazon, Newegg, OCN, etc into their next revision.
Finally, a 12,700 GPU score in Firestrike for a 1300 Mhz 780 Ti is very low. I can hit that @ 1200. Actually, I just ran my MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming OC @ stock, unmodified by the MSI program speeds and got 12,158.
jodiuh wrote:I love how polite you are about the ACX fans. :D
I guess my issue w/ the noise readings is twofold.
Firstly, a 36 dbA noise floor is simply too high. Secondly, why measure so close to the chip? Wouldn't it make sense to test from a few feet away to imitate what it would be like to own this card? I mean...in a case w/ the door closed, etc. Sure, some of us use test benches, shoe boxes, or just lay it out on the desk. But I would bet dollar to dollar that the vast majority of users have their cards in a case.
See Techpowerup's reviews on these cards. They mirror my findings and I tested the same way they did.
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