Originally Posted by MrBungle
unless you manually control your fan speed, i don't think it will ever go over 30%.
PS we really should have let this thread die a natural death. it started off as an attempt to start a flame war. it worked.
the "loud" many reviews were initially whining over was at 38%, so 100%, yeah .... left me speechless....
Originally Posted by binormalkilla
DUUUUUUDE you have to get ATI Tool latest beta and try it out. You will be SHOCKED!
However, it doesn't become audible to me while playing BF2142 or STALKER for hours on end....then again I keep my apartment pretty cool. I haven't overclocked it yet, but I feel really confident considering the quality of the stock air cooler. I have really good temps, and have been wondering about all of this talk about hot R600s....well guess what? THat was from people that didn't own them. I found out that the 8800 Ultra ran hotter at load (2900 had a louder fan though)
If I can find the review I will...
Yeah The gtx/ultras have this 100C spot on the back side in the middle of the card. I swear i've seen this thermal image or laser temp read out showing the 100C spot, but can't remember where! It was so easy to bash ati for delaying delaying, but it turns out it was quite a decent card.
the only thing that needs work is the AA/AF (getting fps up to par with nvidia)