Um, I just fired up my Palit GTX 460 Sonic (No plat), adjusted the clocks in Afterburner to the same frequencies as the platinum and the fan control on the bottom jumped from the initial 40% to 50% automatically and is now set to auto. I find it is still by far not as as loud as my old GTX 275 on a stock cooler. And I benched FarCry 2 on ultra settings @ 1920x1200 with 8x anti-aliasing, got a nice min fps of 49 and my temps never went over 65C. So I kind of don't know what you guys are talking about? *Edit: Checked the news, I checked my card, I dont seem to have a VRM heatsink. Will do some more testing and report back. *Edit: Played Far Cry 2 for a bit now at the previously mentioned settings and my card was set to 800/1600/2000 and fan set between 50%-80% with the temperatures never reaching above 70C. The card idles cooler than my BFG 8800 GT OC with a thermaltake duorb at 42C. All this data was gathered at 29C room temperature. Noise levels were adequate I found compared to stock coolers I have encountered on previous Nvidia cards. *Another edit: Card works like a charm, not hot at all. I played Bioshock 2 on maxed settings @ 1920x1200 with 4x antialiasing and 16x AF enabled in CP for an extended period of time. It did not even pass 66C with fan set in Afterburner to a max. 75%. My room temp was about 26C. Doesn't sound too noisy either. I can definitely recommend the card, people are overreacting. But it does suck that they sent in a non-final card for review, it puts gurus reputation on the line because people rely on the indicated data, so it needs to be accurate.