Originally Posted by ardy89
how do u knwo the r520 will run hot, u must b able to go 4ward in time or summat caoz i'm sure there nor out yewt and anyways we'll have to see wat the actuall physical results bring. finit!
because it is going to use R3 silicon fabs, which have a higher discharge rate and thus, higher heat dissipation. Now, ATi could try a crossover transistor patch which would lower the average temps by a good 10-15C, but that would make the card more expensive then the 7800GTX is now, which is already EXPENSIVE. A single 7800GTX outperforms two 6800Ultras, so with two of them, what more can you ask of the graphics?