Hey guys i have 2 4850s and 1 4870, after the easy to do hotfix and installation of catalyst 8.7 beta drivers i have my fan settings at 30 % where i have idle temperatures of 40 celsius and load temps of 65 celsius. At 30 % the fans are quiet too. What is all this NVDA fanboyism of people complaining about high temperatures? Is it really that hard to edit two lines of a driver text file in order to fix your fans?
Btw the 4850 and 4870s are awesome. Playing age of conan, COD 4 and crysis pretty much maxed out with steady FPS
So anyone looking to buy a 4850 or 4870 there are no overheating problems, just driver problems which can be fixed easily.
It could be that or the hassle for some inexperience users that wouldn't feel comfortable creating a new fan profile and editing a file. I have my 4850 set at 50% and even if it was set at 15% It wouldn't bother me too much because by the time the card dies from the excessive heat it'll be outdated and I'll have something new. My air cooling is quite extreme with my Scythe Ultra Kaze 3k rpm 120mm fans, and if I turn it up around 2500rpm it's louder than my AC , so air circulation isn't a problem.