Originally Posted by slaWter
This is from computerbase.de. Load temps after 30min of BioShock:
Other reviews seem to be in line with those values. It is not that
A lot of users had multi card configs based on two 9800GTs, 4870X2s, GTX 275s and so on... All very hot running cards and those cards worked fine in a real world scenario in a computer case.
I think 93 C (close to boiling point) is little too hot playing BioShock for 30 min on single GTX 480 but I would be able to manage that with my CosmosS case, have 7x120mm fans plus 200mm fan blowing right on the Graphic Card.
Problem is with ONE GTX 480 I would be downgrading, so I would have to buy two GTX 480, I believe running GTX 480 in SLI even in the good ventilated CosmoS would be way too HOT.
One off the main reason I was waiting for the HD 5970 was because I was worried the faster HD 5870 in Crossfire might be too hot since I would have to place them next to each other.
Looking at your posted graph and the HD 5870 76 C temp, I could have most likely run them in Crossfire even next too each other in my good ventilated CosmosS.
Anyway I really don't need any upgrade and if I did, for me would be much cheaper to get a second HD 5970 and that would run much cooler and probably faster than the GTX 480 SLI.