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A similar list made a stand on the popular technology pages of Digg.com. It's a list someone made on the Overclock.net boards.
Now if only the benchmarks measured the decibel ratings of the fans some of these video cards are running. The X1900XTX is a great graphics accelerator from ATI. But it's got a fan that sounds like a Lear Jet getting ready for takeoff.