Re: B3D GTX-480 Thermal Study
fwiw my 470 runs within 4-6c (approx) of what my 4870 did, and with much, much less annoying noise from the fan.
The hottest I've seen it get yet in a regular game is, oddly enough, during a dice mini game in The Witcher. For some reason that little mini game gets the gpu cooking to about 88-89c.
Using the default fan profile btw.