Originally Posted by Panzerbrigadefuhrer
enjoy ur new space heater. lol i just got one also.. dunno if mines bunk or what but it runs VERY hot..
It really isn't imo.
In Metro 2033 (thanks EVGA for the freebie) and BFBC2, it tops out at 78C @ 55% fanspeed and doesn't budge from there. Guild Wars keeps the game at a nice 58C at 46% fanspeed, it is such a demanding game
It idles at 44-47C (40% fanspeed which is inaudible for me from 4-5feet) depending on varying ambient temps, and if the sun is hitting the case (case is next to a window).
Overall, I'm honestly shocked, I thought it would hit 80's or 90's, seems I drank too much of the "It runs sooper h0t, stick with ATi" koolaid. Do ATi's run cooler, yes, but it isn't anything revolutionary, quite frankly I'm extremely happy with my 470 SC+
Also, I really like the fanspeed profile that came with the card, it bumps up ever so slightly to combat raising temps, but never getting to vacuum noise, it stays within reason. I game with speakers mostly, and I really have no issues with the fan noise at all. It isn't an Accelero in any way, but it isn't a aircraft turbine either ^^
Oh, @Open1Your1Eyes0, hopefully you dont mind that I modded the sig linky a bit
Munky is happy with his 470