Editors Liked

  • Aftermarket cooler
  • Voltage options
  • 6pin and 8pin
  • Overclocked out of the box
  • Justified price
  • Very quiet in idle and load
  • Software voltage control
  • Native HDMI output
  • GDDR5 memory
  • DirectX 11 support
  • Increased Overdrive limits
  • Black PCB and cooler look good
  • Support for AMD EyeFinity Technology

Editors Didn't Like

  • Only 1 DVI port
  • Higher power draw than HD 5850 reference
  • Cooler not as visually pleasing as reference design cooler
  • DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while
  • No support for CUDA / PhysX