Originally Posted by amd655
Originally Posted by Kand
It's Fermi all over again!
Except Fermi was a bit colder, and did not throttle.
A bit colder as in 1º C colder.
Again, for those that missed it:
Finally, with this data in hand we went to NVIDIA to ask about the longevity of their cards at these temperatures, as seeing the GTX 480 hitting 94C sustained in a game left us worried. In response NVIDIA told us that they have done significant testing of the cards at high temperatures to validate their longevity, and their models predict a lifetime of years even at temperatures approaching 105C (the throttle point for GF100). Furthermore as they note they have shipped other cards that run roughly this hot such as the GTX 295, and those cards have held up just fine.
Just like Nvidia did back in 2010, AMD is just assuring people there isn't a problem, the cards will surely last the warranty period at the very least.
How many people with broken reference GTX 480's have you heard about ?