The Radeon HD3850 will be coming to market soon and will feature a single-slot cooling setup that only outputs 31 dBA.
The cooler on this card is much quieter than the 8600GTS and 8800GT video cards from Nvidia.
ATI will also be debuting the HD3870 which will have a dual-slot cooling setup that outputs 34dBA.
These two cards output significantly less noise than the 2900XT and the 8800GT. Just for comparison the 8800GT ouputs about 43dBA.
I’m excited for these upcoming graphics cards, it’s nice to know that ATI is actually competing with Nvidia. Everyone likes a quiet computer and hopefully this will help push computers quieter and quieter.
If you’d like to see some pictures of the upcoming cards you can find them here and here.