my new card Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 got
temp around 50ish
gpu load around 50, spiked at 99% when it started.
fan speed 30ish%
so i guess the old one was just...well old :) or just very crap.
actually it was crap, cause it had some issues even before XIV.
like fan wasnt working as it should, making alot of noice. so i put pencil in it, to stop it for a while, until GPU got hot, and fan would work propperly.
ofc i forgot the pencil alot of the time, and comp shut down lol.
think that was bad for the health of the card too :D