110c is barely a third of how high the temperature needs to be to melt lead, and lead isn't always used in graphics cards. (327C melting point) Sometimes it's silver which has a much higher melting point, but inaccuracies aside... Just because you made the decision to buy it and it was good enough for you doesn't mean it's good enough for everybody. I know you're defending your purchase... What card performs better depends on the drivers. In all tests, some drivers are better than others. Other than choice of RAM, CPU, and motherboard, that's why you see differences between tests. I believe he should go ATI because it'll support more games and it's not going to EOL as fast as most Nvidia cards so he can expand when he wants to.