Editors Liked

  • Easy overclocking features; understated good looks; deluxe packaging and bundled DirectX 11 game
  • Goldentachaward.png, Robust, 61 phase power supply runs cool, Rocksolid mechanical design, Good value AND high quality in one package, Lowest price for a SW controlled VRM that won't overheat, 1250 MHz Samsung memory is an easy overclock, Defaul
  • Overclocks well, High Performance, DX11, Price, Voltage Tweak, Asus Quality, Eye candy that will make a grown man tear up, Price/performance punch

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still can't match Nvidia GTX 480 in most tests; beefed-up fan is incredibly loud at maximum speed
  • SmartDoctor software inferior to ASUS iTracker2, No software voltage control for memory, Fan noise very unpleasant at 100%, Brush fibers left on card after cleaning process, Extreme Design features not listed in published materials
  • Not the top single core GU anymore