GTX 480 cards are 'hot' in more ways than one, claim testers.
"Nvidia on Friday introduced its fastest graphics cards to date, which will be able to play back 3D movies on PCs and bring more realistic images to games.
But the speed benefits are accompanied by high levels of heat generated by the card, which can make systems very noisy. This is the word from Kelt Reeves, president of enthusiast PC maker Falcon Northwest
"Nvidia has hit a power and thermal threshold that we've been warning them they were heading towards for years," Reeves said.