Originally Posted by Cod2player
But a 4870x2 is dual GPU...so that's not a good comparison to what hes thinking of running at all
same chipset family. even my single 4870 would idle @ 40c on water. the 48xx series do run hot, ati...I mean amd did a great job with heat and power consumption with the 5xxx and 6xxx. For a hot gpu, a single 120 would only be marginal improvement imo.
edit: the 4890 was clocked higher than the 4870, still hot cards. I remember when I sold my 4870, I ran it stock for a testing before shipping it to its new owner and it spiked to 90Â°. That was with stock clocks, its like running a stock flaming gtx 465/470 on a single rad. not gonna see huge improvements.Edited by wermad - 1/13/11 at 8:57pm