Power, Temperature and Noise
The card falls in just about where we'd expect.
Gigabyte tunes the card's fans to keep the GPU at around 70°C. Temperature is therefore very good for a well-overclocked part based on a high-end GPU.
The one downside is that prioritising temperature pushes the fans' speed up by more than we'd ideally like. Logs show the three spinners ramp up to 2,500rpm. The card is certainly more vocal than it could be, but the OC Guru II utility allows manual adjustment of the fan-speed parameter. Dialling them down to 2,000rpm by sacrificing some temperature provides a better all-round gaming experience... though the card may not always boost as high.