The temperature of the core is pulled from MSI Afterburner with the max reading used after a completed run of 3DMark Vantage at the Performance preset.
Looking at the heat numbers, you can see we're sitting at the bottom half of the pack. The 61c load number is okay. It's not great, but it's not terrible either.
The quality of the fan on the reference card isn't the greatest, though. We're sure that non-reference cooled cards will see better numbers.