Fuad Abazovic (Fudzilla) says he was able to get his hands onto a Geforce GTX 280 - and got his fingers burned.
Nvidia Geforce GTX 280: Hot enough burn the fingers of Fudzilla’s boss Fuad Abazovic? (picture: VR-Zone)
According to the number one source of (often correct) rumors, the chip of the Geforce GTX 280 gets rather hot. The GPU temperature is said to be around 70 degrees Celsius. The back side of the card could even be above that. Fuad says:
We couldn't keep our hand on the back of the card for more than 3 to 4 seconds and we can tell that this card is as hot as Radeon 4850 with its tiny single-slot cooler.