Need Cooler Video Card

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by toy4x4, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. toy4x4

    toy4x4 Member

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    I have two Nvidia 470s that I run three monitors off of. While playing a game, it makes my office rather hot. Is there a newer video card (s) that run cooler, will run three monitors and performs better than 2 470s in SLI??
     
  2. krisby

    krisby Master Guru

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    depends on what you mean by run cooler, the GPU runs cooler or the ability to cool it better? MY 6950 does not exceed 70C, nor does my CPU exceed 35C, and I'm not aware of excess heat being expelled from the case.
    Any high powered graphics card is going to produce a fair amount of heat, the only way round that is to get a less powered GPU, less watts = less heat, but I guess that won't provide the eye candy you are used to.
    However, I would guess too that part of the heat is likely your PSU, powering 2 x 215w GPUs and an i7 is going to be putting a high load on a 750W PSU.
    I would say either get a single awesome graphics card or a high wattage more efficent PSU would solve some heat issues.
     
  3. toy4x4

    toy4x4 Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'll see what the current stuff is. Not replaced cards in awhile.
     
  4. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Master Guru

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    The sun runs cooler than a 470gtx ;)
     

  5. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Go for a single GTX670 or GTX660Ti if you want to reduce heat
     
  6. Bogard

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    Maybe sound silly but I have found best way to reduce some temperatures is to focus not just on fan and case but ambient room temperature! develop fan, cool window air or air condition in the room, and watch temperature in computer fall dramatic!
     
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    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    He doesn't make much sense but does have a bit of a point many seem to overlook. Not long ago it was really cold in my area and I had all of the windows open. My idle CPU temps dropped from 35C to 26C, without doing a thing. It does seem to have a pretty large impact. That being said, if your case, cooler and fan situation is garbage, I don't think ambient room temperature is going to help you lol
     
  8. Punisher64

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    If you can get your hands on a used 570/580, it would be a cheap upgrade if you are happy with performace. I have an MSI GTX 580 Lightning with the Arctic Pro II cooler on it, and it idles at 29C.
     

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