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right know im using an ati hd4890 and it puts out more heat then my cpu or psu. any of the new cards run cooler and more energy efficient.
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GTX 460's run rather cool with the stock cooler, usually in the ~70-75C range. For bigger and badder cards, there are plenty of companies that provide aftermarket heatsinks already installed. Like MSI's Twin Frozr II/III series (which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING btw), and ASUS's DirectCU series which is also very nice. Gigabyte has some cards with aftermarket coolers too.

Example: GTX 470 w/ stock cooler runs around 90C under furmark. MSI GTX 470 Twin Frozr II runs at 67C under furmark with stock core clock of 607 MHz. Overclocked to 700 MHz, 70C under furmark. Bump the voltage up from .925 to .975, run it at 800 MHz, and it's about 74-75C under furmark.

Most aftermarket cooled cards from MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte will be similar to the above results. Hope this answers your question, if there actually was one.
    
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If you want performance with less heat (i.e. using less watts) I think the 6950 would fit the bill nicely. A 6950 uses around 160 (see here). The 4890 uses around 200 (might be a little less).
 
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