Solved ASUS GTX 980 Strix vs 970 Strix... Is the former Louder?

October 8, 2016 at 02:01:03
Specs: Windows 10 x64, 16 DDR3 1600
Just out of curiosity, is the 980 meant to be louder than 970?

I have with me two 2nd hand Graphics Cards. A Asus GTX 980 and 970, both around the same age - about 6 ~ 8 months.

What i notice though is that the 970 runs quieter and cooler. Both cards are in similar setup (also cooling-wise)

Is the 980 meant to run hotter? even on similar setup?

I have tested both with same games and was hoping the 980 would run cooler since it is a much more powerful card but results are the opposite.

Both cards still under warranty...


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October 8, 2016 at 06:13:55
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"was hoping the 980 would run cooler since it is a much more powerful card but results are the opposite"

Since the 980 is clocked higher & requires 165W compared to 145W for the 970, it makes sense that it would run hotter. And being that it's hotter, the fans would have to work more to cool it.

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...


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