Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.
After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).
The card sits a little louder than our other offerings, but across the board you can see there's only a few dB between the three cards with less than a single dB separating the two HD 6970s. That big drop in temperature hasn't come at the cost of noise and that's always a good thing.
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