Dutch benchmark. Temperatuur = temperature (while this is obvious I'm just making it clear) Shame the Shaman's quite a bit more expensive than the VF3000 where I am, which is why I bought the VF3000A. I don't know if the Shaman will fit with the backplate and the Zalman keeps the VRM's cooler than the Shaman. if the Shaman fits with the plate I recommend getting that, if not get the Zalman as VRM cooling is just as important as keeping the GPU itself cool. What's so good about the plate is that it cools the memory chips and the VRM at the same time. In fact, the VRM have slight fins portruding and the plate doesn't get hot, due to its size. At max RPM I can tell you the VF3000 is loud, very loud but I live in a loud environment anyway with three PC's, my H70 alone with its stock fans makes crazy amounts of noise. The room quietens down a lot when I turn my PC off.