4870''s cooler is good no matter what anyone says.. The fan runs very slow to be quite and thats the main reason why the card runs hot... Fix fans speed and it will run quite cool!!!!Originally posted by: airhendrix13
I would really like to see a one on one GTX 260 vs. 4870 OCing benchmark that shows performance, heat, power numbers and such. If anyone can link me to one, that would be appreciated. The 4870 will definitely get my attention when a third party cooler is released.
By default 4870 come ahead by a sweet small lead but when the 260 is OCed it behaves almost like a 280 non - OCed...
So an 260 OCed ~ 4870 non-OCed
In power terms they are almost equal i would think an OCed 260 would eat a little more but not much..
Also an OCed 4870 can wipe he OCed 260's shiny behind...
As it stands in single core :-
280<4870<260<4850 "In any case OCed or otherwise"