RayFan9876 wrote:Lavizh wrote:Never tried the 400-series, don't they have some heat issues ?
Yesyesandyes. The 480 was apparently one of the most poorly optimised Nvidia cards to date. The 580 however, was the opposite - one of their most optimised cards to date, idling at around 30c and intensifying at around 60c. Ain't that funky?.
Same thing happened 8800 vs 9800.
Nvidia almost pulses a Tick-Tock system (a la Intel)... they'll release an absolute monster using a completely revolutionary architecture (8xxx, 4xx) which runs hot and loud. They will then spend a few cycles refining that before starting over again.
I do believe their next-gen card is supposed to be a overhaul again, too.
I do have to say, however, that my 480s have been mostly fine.... bar sticking 4 of them side-by-side on air in a case with no side intakes and running furmark.