We take our noise measurements with the sound meter positioned 1 foot from the graphics card. I measured the noise floor to be 32 dBA, thus anything above this level can be attributed to the graphics cards. The power supply is passive for the entire power output range we tested all graphics cards in, while all CPU and system fans were disabled. A reading under load comes from running Cyberpunk 2077 for 30 minutes.
Noise levels is another strong area for both cards, as they both produced 37dBa – quiet enough to be drowned out by just a couple of case fans. For reference, our testing saw the Dual’s fans ramp up to 40%, or 1480rpm, while the Eagle spun up to 56%, or 1760rpm.