German Radeon user Tiesie have posted some Infra-red photo of his/her HD 4870 with Arctic Cooling Accelero S1. The sticker part is hotm and keeping the reference red cooler base is no help for cooling. All these shots have been taken after 10~20min of FurMark.
The end of the card(VRM part), only 77.6C
Back sticker part: 119C!
After removing the red base…
[from: Hardware Luxx]