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by BMWBig6
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

Here's an Adobe Photoshop FAQ to help reduce the FUD. It walks through the Open GL issues/requirements. They are pretty basic. The FAQ also points to this useful optimization page . Thanks, those FAQs are very helpful. Are those links saying that system memory is more important than GPU memory for ...
by BMWBig6
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

That Adobe list only applies to Premiere I thought (not Photoshop). I don't do much video encoding. Are you saying I should still stick with something in the 570 series? Also the different fan configurations are starting to get confusing to me. I thought fewer fans would equal less noise but I see t...
by BMWBig6
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Tom's Hardware GPU Noise benchmarks - Good or YMMV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: Tom's Hardware GPU Noise benchmarks - Good or YMMV?

Wow that's pretty embarrassing. I love the quality of SPCR's reviews, but not many models have been reviewed and I couldn't find a master list comparing several at once. Does such a list exist? If not, is there a good list elsewhere? I'm looking for an objective comparison tool, because it's too har...
by BMWBig6
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Tom's Hardware GPU Noise benchmarks - Good or YMMV?
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Tom's Hardware GPU Noise benchmarks - Good or YMMV?

What does everyone think about Tom's Hardware GPU benchmark comparison for 2D noise ? I've been checking all of the suggested products against this list because I think a graphic card's 2D noise performance (at idle vs. full load) will reflect my typical usage (Photoshop, office apps, web browsing o...
by BMWBig6
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

Given that you don't need out and out power, and want something primarily for CUDA I would have thought that the Gigabyte GTX 550 Ti OC would have been a reasonable proposition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125367&Tpk=gigabyte%20gtx%20550%20ti . That single 100mm fan on a...
by BMWBig6
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

If all you need the Video card for is Photoshop and 2D applications, why the push for a $300+ solution? Adobe uses the video card to accelerate display functions (zoom, rotate, etc) - not to accelerate processing. This works for cuda or open g/l, so any low end power GPU will work. Just get somethi...
by BMWBig6
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

If all you need the Video card for is Photoshop and 2D applications, why the push for a $300+ solution? Adobe uses the video card to accelerate display functions (zoom, rotate, etc) - not to accelerate processing. This works for cuda or open g/l, so any low end power GPU will work. Just get somethi...
by BMWBig6
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

If I had to choose among the GTX 570 models, which is quietest? The Gainward Phantom GTX 570, which is reckoned by reviewers to be of the quietest graphics cards on the market. Owners of the card here on SPCR have reported the same. Where can one buy one of these in the U.S.? I can only find this f...
by BMWBig6
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

Hmm, thanks for the feedback so far. If I had to choose among the GTX 570 models, which is quietest? I understand that a 560 will make less noise and heat, but I wonder if I'll miss the additional memory and CUDA cores of the 570 in Adobe CS 5.5.
by BMWBig6
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)

I'm building a quiet rig and have been selecting components based on their silent operation or favorable noise signature. The last piece of the puzzle is the GPU. I'd like a GTX 570, but would settle for a good 560 or even a 470 if it was super quiet. 1) Are there any passively cooled products to co...
by BMWBig6
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 309101

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

Lot of ATI-based cards. Where are the silent nvidia cards?