Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
OMFG, its going to meltdown my case
44c idle, OMG, 280 idled at 50c
Not everyone likes to keep their fans at 70% to idle at 44c.
And you totally misunderstood Q's concern, anyway. It really doesn't matter if your 480 idles at 30c. It consumes more power than any single GPU card ever
and that power is eventually turned into heat. Where do you think it goes? Even if the fan on the card is efficient enough to move it off the GPU and keep the GPU cool, it dumps the heat into the room.