Originally Posted by Q
I dislike loud systems, but the high idle temperature really bugs me. Not for longevity, or even for sound, but I use my computer for a lot more than gaming. A card that idles that hot just makes my office unbearable. I do put my computer to sleep, but dang.
I'm sure the next revision will address these issues. NV will stay competitive.
Especially if you run a dual monitor setup like me. I work from home and am using my pc all day and my 480 hovers when working on 3ds max or photoshop at around 83dC-85dC. It does heat up my room and it is relatively loud. I would not recommend this card to someone running dual monitors until they fix this by doing further underclocking of the card under multimonitors.
Edit: Even when idling not doing no 3d work, the card hovers at the lower 80's.. and i have a case with good airflow and my ambient temp is 75-76 d F.