Nvidia has taken its fair share of heat over, well, the heat output of its high-end Fermi cards, namely the GeForce GTX 480. According to news and rumor site Fudzilla, you can expect the upcoming GTX 580 to run a little bit cooler and quieter.
This won't be the result of any major architectural changes, as the GPU will still run hot with a TDP approaching 250W. Instead, Nvidia chose to tweak its cooler design so that it runs more efficiently, essentially sweeping the heat output under the carpet, if you will.
We'll find out soon enough how effective the new design is. Fudzilla says the GTX 580 will launch in the morning hours of November 9, exactly one week from today.