93C with 50% fan is probably legit. It would be reminiscent of say reference design, single-slot 4850s. Those would use low fan until about 95-100C and then ramp aggressively beyond that. The ASIC itself isn't really in danger until after about 120C, so it's one way they can make cards quieter without adding more airflow or making a bigger heatsink.
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10/15/13 at 7:16am