Okay, so I checked - I have the new one. It seems to work well. Like I said, 19celcius idle and 45 under load! Here's a pic of mine:
Correct me if I'm wrong but more surface area = greater cooling potential. So really, it should be an improvement over the older one...but then again, the processor isn't really that big. I guess it depends what one you get in the box.
I've now got an OC going on the card - 1.088V @ 1000mHz (stock was something like 925), can't get past 1000 (it doesn't do anything ) but max temp was 47 celcius. I'm happy! Before the mod I would be at 89!!
Edited by newfrank - 1/23/13 at 3:23pm