Just got my Gigabyte Gaming 970. Ordering another as I speak! So far I've run it with Shadow of Mordor: -NEVER went above 58*C(and this game runs a constant 99% usage) -NEVER dropped below 60 fps on ULTRA settings(freaking amazing) -NO coil whine -RAM usage was at 3.5-3.6GB constant -These were stock clocks with memory at 7010 and my card came running out of the box at 1405 core which I thought was weird, but hey, I ain't complaining! Ran 3Dmark Fire Extreme and it hit 10,350 stock speeds. Update: OC'd to 1600 core and 7800 memory. I have to do more testing to find the perfect voltages but I ran Heaven and it did well. I backed down to these specs and ran both basic and extreme tests: 1550 core; 7600 memory Basic: 26,054 with graphics score at 41,411 Extreme:11,104 with graphics score at 13,402 FC4 settings on Nvidia everything maxed out never dropped below 45fps. This card is damn sweet!