soldering iron are at 300c and they hardly melt the very cheap PCB's (think ordering single one-off for £50 at PCBtrain). so i'd say nVidia multi-layered PCB can withstand more than 300c no problem. 5870 are found to have spaces for extra power phase and 8+6 pin PCIe power connector spacing. so it is very likely when chip production picks up. about Dirt 2 and STALKER, is the card's thermal performance not bad enough? why keep picking holes in this product? i can't wait for Bit-tech's architecture in-depth look, im sure there's a reason for it being so hot/power nom nom.