GPU 2070 Super Coil Whine

cloudcrypt

Efficiency Noob
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Jul 20, 2019
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Just finished a SM580 build with a 3900X and a NZXT X62, and the build is almost completely silent!

(Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom ITX Gaming/TB-3, PSU: Corsair SF750)

The GPU however, is an EVGA 2070 Super XC Gaming edition. The GPU is great, has a good zero-RPM fan mode, and the fans are not too loud, however, it has a very noticeable coil whine! (especially thanks to the build being so quiet) The coil whine increases steadily with any increase in FPS, and is for example very noticeable in Unigine Valley or Heaven. Enabling V-Sync greatly reduces the volume of the coil whine, however, this is not possible to do in non-gaming GPU workloads, and won't be lowering the FPS that much on higher refresh rate monitors.

Am I going to find this problem on all 2070 Supers? (I'm already on my second one with the same issue).
Does anyone have 2070 Supers that don't have loud coil whine?

Thanks!