Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC
I've never owned a 4870+ card. I used to have an AIW 9800 card back in the day...but since then, I've always used nVidia cards.
The 4870 ran pretty warm, but no warmer than most other high end cards at the time. I can say though the 470 is a pleasant surprise.
I will be turning on the A/C soon though, ambient is warm enough now that heat output from the pc really raises temps in the office.
Almost enough to make me consider going water again.