Editors Liked

  • Effective cooling system, Minimum LED bling, GPU Gauntlet, Light Weight
  • Solid, predictable performance, Two-slot form factor, Rear heatsink works well
  • Overclocked out of the box, Fans turn off in idle, Quiet, Good performance increase over reference, Temperatures below 80°C - no throttling, Power efficient, 8 GB VRAM, Backplate included, Customizable RGB lighting, New NVIDIA technologies: Ansel, FastSyn

Editors Didn't Like

  • Minimum LED bling, Thin thermal pad on the VRMs, XG OC Utility overwrites selected profile when clock/fan speed is increased
  • Louder than we'd like, Getting more expensive by the day, Limited OC potential on core
  • High price, 15% reduced efficiency vs. reference design, Memory not overclocked, DVI output no longer includes analog VGA signals