Originally Posted by Jacob XP
I assumed they know what they're doing and have the right tools
not speaking of anyone specifically, but almost no reviewer i know has has had scientific training. testing tools range from mythbusters pseudo-scientific to better than what hardware manufacturers use. and then you still need to use them correctly. so yes, question the testing, and yes, question tpu, too
regarding noise levels, if that is your main priority then you must look at the asus 660 ti dc II. it's the best high performance low noise card on the market today, no other card comes even close.
again, not saying the sapphire card is a bad choice, you might not even hear the difference, especially when coming from an older noisy system