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 the 3DMark Time Spy stress test for 30 minutes.
We’ve seen that the Eagle’s thermal performance is very solid, but does that come at the cost of noise? Thankfully, the answer is no. We measured noise output coming in at 40db, with the fans spinning at around 1680rpm when under full load. This is marginally louder than the Founders Edition, and undoubtedly we will see some cards coming in quieter – like the MSI Gaming X Trio we have also tested today. However, it is still by no means a loud card, and as the GPU’s fans would be barely noticeable over the noise of your system fans, I really can’t complain here.