Originally Posted by Dicehunter
I still love the fact that the 290X came out October 2013, The GTX 980 came out November 2014 and the 290X is beating it nicely.
I know it's an AMD title but it's good to see this
^ this... I actually had an 290X Vapor-X (blue one), but I guess it was faulty one, as all the other 970's I recieved from the same retailer all had the worst coil whine ever, but this Vapor-X was loud as hell...
So grabbed a 980 Strix from another retailer, some small coil whine while gaming, which is acceptable, but absolutely, dead ass silent on idle and some movie watching, web browsing etc... love it!
But still it's nice to see that the optimization is making quite a benefit on older cards