Originally Posted by PureBlackFire Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
my point exactly. however, my cpu
, that is cooled with a much better cooler and not glued onto a pcb with worse power circuitry than my motherboard doesn't heat up anything. high temps in real temp (during an IBT run, not playing BF3 for 2 minutes) =/= massive heat being dumped into my case and living area, which is sadly the case with hot running, large die gpus. I owned a 480 and used a 470 for a few months.
I agree, heat thrown off by a GPU is different than that dissipated by a tower cooler a la CPU. Someone made a remark that temps != heat which, in the case of GPU is completely false. It's relevant to *me* because I had 470s in SLI and I could heat my house with that setup, I'm talking running with the windows open in January in the Midwest. The 95C on the 290X won't be an issue to anyone until the custom cooler versions start coming out, at which time, people will wish they had waited a little longer.