Editors Liked

  • Fastest single-GPU graphics card we’ve tested to date
  • Significantly faster than Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 580, especially at extreme resolutions
  • Improved power savings when idle
  • Support for 4K video and other forward-looking features
  • Brand-new design suited for graphics and compute
  • Fastest single-GPU card around
  • Strong power-draw credentials
  • Best-in-class video performance
  • Native full size HDMI & DisplayPort output
  • Dual BIOS
  • 3 GB of memory
  • Adds support for PCIExpress 3.0 and DirectX 11.1
  • Support for multiple independent audio streams

Editors Didn't Like

  • Extremely expensive
  • 4K video content and TVs likely won’t be common for a year or more
  • Performance advantage edges off at highest resolutions
  • Requires two PCIe power connectors
  • Blocks a second expansion slot
  • Noisy in 3D
  • CCC Overdrive limits too low
  • PowerTune and ZeroCore may complicate advanced overclocking