Just Plain Mean
- May 18, 1997
That is it. People have forgotten when the gtx480 came out from nVidia running at 92-98 degrees from the factory. Those cards were engineered to handle it and thus there were very few temperature related failures. High temperatures are not a concern if the components running and exposed to those temperatures are designed to handle it.
We just recently moved off our GTX 470 cards that ran at 100% for weeks at a time and the GPU temps never equated to failure. Given the advances of on-PCB over the last few years, I in no way have worries about 290X operating temperatures. We will see what happens with retail products in real gamers' boxes.