I have to say I am impressed with the automatic temperature/fan controls that are available on this card. I never had any luck with my 6970 or 4870 cards using 'automatic' fan control in CCC Overdrive...I always set it to 'manual' and 60%. This card has a 'Target GPU temperature"...you choose a setting and it regulates the fan. I ran HWM while playing Warface...at all max settings and vert sync on.....Power Limit slider +50. My "Target GPU temperature" is set at 80degC. Highest it ever got was 79. Also, core parking seems to even things out.