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Is your card making coil whine noise?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by TDurden, Jan 9, 2016.

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Is your card making coil whine noise?

  1. Yes, but only when fps are sky high (for example in menus, 3DMark DX9 tests or less demanding games)

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  2. Yes, on load

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  3. Yes, on load. But I couldnt care less, it's part of GPU character

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  4. No, never

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  5. I'm not sure

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  1. TDurden

    TDurden Ancient Guru

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    The elusive coil whine. I've never seen a poll about it, so here it is.
     
  2. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Voted yes on load, though in reality it's somewhere between high fps load and load.
    Also it started after unlocking my card to 290X, at stock there was no coil whine.
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I notice it only in some games menu where there is like 500fps.
     
  4. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    The MSI 290 Gaming I had made barely any even in worst case scenarios.
     

  5. Madhatstand

    Madhatstand Active Member

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    Not sure, tinnitus sufferer! High frequency whines are indisdiguishable to me lol
     
  6. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    Pretty much every card I've had going back at least 5 years has had it, like others have said it depends on situation, extremely high FPS with no VSynch pretty much every time. Would never notice if the cards were stock air cooled, the fans would hide it, but once water cooled it was there.
     
  7. norton

    norton Member Guru

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    i have coil whine but only on menus and some old non demanding games when the fps reach more than 500 fps and in assassin's creed unity menus i reach 2000 fps that makes the graphics card gets a crazy coil whine but i fixed this by using evga precision x to limit the frame rate to 120 fps
     
  8. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Only with high fps like loading screens and certain game's menus. Luckily it's barely noticable if the case is closed (and especially once gaming sound starts), sitting right next to it.
     
  9. adabiviak

    adabiviak Master Guru

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    My current card is not (so I voted no), but I have definitely heard it before.
     
  10. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    My 770 had it all the time but it wasn't loud enough to really bother me while gaming. The 980ti only has it when the fps is like 1000fps or so
     

  11. F1refly

    F1refly Ancient Guru

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    No, I try to buy cards where that use concrete-core chokes and isolated inductor housings.

    This might help though

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  12. nav-jack

    nav-jack Master Guru

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    voted yes on high fps, that is about the only time i hear it. 1000fps commonly i hear it but maybe with 8x AA enabled in csgo near around 675-800fps i might hear it but i have my headphones on.
     
  13. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Not really.. Or very very faint by really high fps (3dmark 2013 Ice Storm - test2), unlike MSI 570GTX TF3 - this one had some very annoying whine.
     
  14. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Off-topic but why did you switch? Also, how's 970 performance compared to 290?
     
  15. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    No it doesn't, I've got 2 Asus Strix OC 980s and at least one of them has coil whine ;)
     

  16. Havel

    Havel Master Guru

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    I have 290X from Gigabyte with Windforce Cooling. It's loud in heavy apps.
    I need a FuryX or something with liquid cooling. But 800 euros... man for a card which i'll use 1.5-2 years. Hell no. I'll wait Polaris/Pascal.
     
  17. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    When I was comparing my 560 Ti to my R9 290 with 3dmark and didn't notice any kind of coil whine noise. Also with the Tomb Raider (2013) benchmark didn't notice any coil whine either. The only thing that I have ever heard out of my card is when the Fans speed up to max for a few seconds once or twice before the driver was loaded. I have r9 290 tri-x btw.
     
  18. lexer98

    lexer98 Master Guru

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    Yes and No:). When i had my old Corsair CX600 my 7970 has a really annoying coil whine. But with the Seasonic PSU, the coil whine just disappeared :wanker:
     
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    With crossfire ON it's always noticeable on every high demanding games, but still air cooling crossfire of 290 is louder. Also on single card with high fps.
     
  20. zimzoid

    zimzoid Maha Guru

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    Only bench marking with 3dmark, since Ive put Krakon G10s/Corsair H55s on my cards I hear it more with the cards being almost silent under load.
     
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