Originally Posted by Little Overclocker/Gamer
In terms of temperatures, which one's cooler (I think the Gainward Phantom or something is the best cooling solution because Asus doesn't have DirectCU for it. Just stock and for the 6970, they only have stock except Asus just added an aluminum chassis)?
look, you're rehashing questions that have been answered 100 times at least in these threads. the 570 is wedged between the 6950 and 6970 in terms of power consumption, heat, and noise. different reviewers give slightly different results, but that's pretty much the average.
your questions would be easily answered by-
a) reading a bit through the threads here (your needs are not at all different from other ppl's like you stated).
b) reading reviews on-line (anandtech, tom's, guru3d, canucks...).