Originally Posted by MikeC
I agree with your assement.
I was disappointed when I first installed the 480 GTX in my system for testing. I had a hunch that it would not be able to match the 5870's efficient cooling system.
The tables have turned and NVIDIA desperately needs to spend more on R&D or make agreements with other companies in designing a high-efficiency and effective cooling system. It will cost them, but the days of drowning out fan noise by using headphones are over.
I agree with your assessment of his assessment based on my assessment
Can you run some tests on temps on the PCB, the heatpipes and the exhaust, if you have the equipment to test for that?
It will be very interesting to see what results pop out.
Also, ambient noise inside/outside the case?