Get your facts straight.
My facts are from tests I have personally run, so unless my computer was telling me the wrong temperature then I stand by my statement.
and since this is XIV specific forum.
High Benchmark w/ 5870: 4984
High Benchmark w/ 465: 3200...overclocked I got it to 3400 but it was not stable and got up into the 98° range. Edited, Jul 13th 2010 3:06pm by burtonsnow
Do a bit more research then. If you have multiple brand cards you either have a lot of friends or you're a fellow enthusiast. As an entusiast you should know that the Fermi's have seemingly random batches. Some run hot some run at acceptable temps. Most aren't too loud, but a few are, etc... The general consensus is that the 465s and 470s mostly run alot cooler than what people are spamming all over the net. The 460 is the first Fermi that all the review sites are praising (of 3 tested, all had low heat and power draw and out performed the 465, check the Toms review to see how your ATI suggestions hold up)
"The really surprising thing here is that, even though the GF104-based cards aren’t the lowest-power in our review, they operate at the coolest temperatures and do so using remarkably-quiet fans. In fact, there wasn’t much difference between the acoustics at idle and under load. AMD’s Radeon HD 5770 is comparable in that way; however, its load temp is notably higher.
Compare the GF104-based cards to the GF100-based boards—the difference is fairly staggering."
I'm sure you know where to find the rest of the review. Their 470 runs about 12 degrees higher than mine does at idle and about 20 higher under load, maybe myself and a few others got lucky... maybe the reviewers all got bad batches. I dunno. I will appologize for the tone of my last post though, considering the testing was done yourself. I'm just sick of people taking all the negatives they read about products and spewing them around without hands on experience or at the very least in depth research.
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