Originally Posted by Draygonn
Yes the GPU runs cooler. Knight stated the case temps would be low. This card dumps heat into the case. And, as I'm sure you know Sohryu, the GPU temps don't represent the heat displaced by the cooler into the case or exhausted out the back. Excellent card btw.
I have am mATX Case, and even with this card, my CPU temps don't go up any higher than it did with my GTX 460.
I have looked for airflow in the case, and have felt air coming from all the sides. But it comes out the vent in the back more.
And you're right it does not... but the quicker the heat is dissipated, the lower the temps end up being overall, including but not limited to what is let into the case. This I know you know as well.
But the heat that radiates off the back of the card isnt pushed out the case by the blower fan on the card.
I'm stating that because of how quick the heat is dissipated, that the temperature that radiates off the back of the card isn't as high. Which is what would affect the ambient temperatures of the case.
I am only theorizing based on what i know about Thermal Dynamics, so I may be a little off base.