Summary: Noise was the main factor when I bought this video card. In almost all reviews, this card was rated as "low noise" and "quiet". To my surprise, the noise level from this card was very high. I tried to slow down the fan speed with ASUS Smartdoctor included software, but this software only allowed me to slow it down to a certain, still high, level. I tried Rivatuner, and could slow the fan down to 25%, but still the noise was too high for me.