Poor Cooling9/19/2011 8:48:04 AM

Pros: Very good performance in SLi. Can run The Witcher 2 and Crysis 2 on ultra at very high resolutions (2556 x 1440) Display Port!

Cons: The cooler that comes on these cards just isn't very good. Under full load I hit 94-95 C which is only barely inside the thermal slowdown threshold of 97C. The only way to keep it under 97C is to have the fan speed set at 100%. However the fan is very annoying at anything greater than 70%. The fans seem to whistle a bit at high speeds which is incredibly annoying. Card has a non standard profile making it very difficult to find after market coolers that will fit.

Overall Review: Great performance in games but cooling issues kill it. Would have been 5 eggs if not for the cooling and noise issues. I am considering re-applying the TIM, but that isn't something I should have to do. Hopefully EVGA will rethink this cooler and get something better on these cards.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello, I do apologize your card is running so hot. Tempertures can be affected by numerous different variables included but not limited to air flow, ambient temperatures, amount and type of fans, case deign, etc. Please contact our 24/7 technical support so we can help you diagnose this issue, (888)-881-3842 Regards, Matthew Hurwitz Assistant Product Manager Matth@evga.com