Nvidia's Fermi Cards Said to Run Very Hot

Graphics enthusiasts eagerly await the arrival of Nvidia's Fermi GPU-based cards. At this point, Nvidia is trailing behind ATI and its 5000-series cards, but expectations are high for Fermi.

Expected to turn things around for Nvidia in a big way, Fermi is supposed to vastly superior to the company's current line of 200-series cards.

Speaking to several case vendors at CES, we were told that while running one Fermi card alone or two single-GPU cards is fine, going any higher may introduce thermal issues. Though no firm temperatures were revealed, manufacturers said that users need to be extra careful about how they setup the innards of their gaming chassis.

A rep from one manufacturer said that Fermi-based cards will run hotter than the hottest ATI Radeon HD 5000 series.

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  • Godhatesusall
    oh,please fanboi

    Im no big fan of Nvidia, but saying a GPU will suck before we get some benchmarks is absurd. Wait untill fermi is out, then you can critisize the final product as much as you want.
  • Anonymous
    Time to incorporate your Espresso Machine into your Gaming Computer!
    This way you can have all the hot java you want when you want.:D
  • hunter315
    Hotter than the hottest 5xxx card? Does that mean that is going to use the max 300W for a single chip? The 5970 is already rated at 294W how much hotter can it get? If so thats going to get ugly on the power supply side, 300W per card pretty much rules out tri SLI or a two chip card unfortunately.

    I want fermi to come out already so that we will have some real numbers to end this debate of whether its going to rock or suck.
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  • Anonymous
    another reason why fermi is going to fail. it runs absurdly hot and no one in their right mind would buy a card that requires such specialized cooling to properly work. this should be the final nail in the coffin for fermi. it will be overpriced, power hungry, scorching hot and behind the ball. to sum it up nvidia failed.
  • redgarl
    It doesn't look good for Nvidia... Still, the 8800GTX was one hell of a hot card.
  • Godhatesusall
    oh,please fanboi

    Im no big fan of Nvidia, but saying a GPU will suck before we get some benchmarks is absurd. Wait untill fermi is out, then you can critisize the final product as much as you want.