Would appreciate some help with this issue, note that I'm running an unlocked XFX 6950.
Lately, I have been playing some Age of Empires Online (closed beta) and this card gets rather hot (87-92 C) and loud. If you don't know about AoEO, it's going to be a free to play type of RTS game and graphics are not very intense, even maxed out, they're pretty cartoonish. So I am surprised to see this card working so hard. It doesn't get anywhere near as hot with SC2 maxed out (not that SC2 is a very GPU intense game, either). I also ran the game on a Twin Frozr GTX 470 and did not notice the card being stressed very much (but that was at much lower resolution). Is anyone else in this closed beta and noticing this issue with their 69xx?
I just installed the CCC beta 11.1 drivers so I'll give it another run soon and see if anything changes. If not, I'll try lowering the graphics, I guess