Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish
I saw a thermal gun show that the G1 Gaming is the coolest card compared to the ASUS Strix (very close from my eyes) and MSI 4G. At no points were there any isolated heat pockets to worry about. I'd love to test this further myself with a temperature lazer, but I do not have the equipment.
Although the area you mentioned is hotter than anywhere else, it is still safe. Many of us here have overclocked our G1 Gaming 970's to 1600/8000 without any serious temperature issues. The only issue is the throttling at 65°C that some are experiencing, but that can be changed with a new BIOS.
I've seen that review on Guru3D too. It seems at stock it doesn't hit high temps really. Although on that image we can see that those little things (can someone say what they really are?) are over 60 degrees, maybe 65 I guess, that with an open air build in a controlled temperature room. My worries are mostly because:
1- My card is overclocked; (higher temps/stress on the card)
2- I have a small case; (higher temps inside the case)
3- Soon will be doind 2way SLi; (1cm gap between cards, worst airflow, more heat inside the case)
4- I live in a very hot place and have no AC in my room. (30 degrees Celsius room temp is common)
And those heat sinks cost almost nothing. I'm only unsure if they are safe to use, if the thermal adhesive is safe. Even a few degrees lower temps would worth the 10 bucks it will cost me.
quote name="AngryGoldfish" url="/t/1514085/official-nvidia-gtx-970-owners-club/11220#post_23394833"]Yeah, 7700Mhz on my G1 with Hynix. Big shame. Still, in games it doesn't equate to very much.[/quote]
Originally Posted by lester007
i have hynix memory on my msi Golden edition having hard time past 7800mhz, just lame
I would be happy with 7700-7800, mine are stuck at 7400 and can't go further without artifacts
Looks like silicon lottery hit me again...