Editors Liked

  • Quiet cooler, Factory overclocked, MSI Afterburner, Upgraded cooler, Huge overclocking potential, Requires only 1 PCI-E power connector, Operates with low temperatures, DX11 capable
  • Incredible cooling solution, Stronger stabile overclocks, Better quality VRM area, Very quiet cooling solution, Better gaming performance over reference clocks
  • High quality of manufacture, Can compete against Radeon HD 6850 when overclocked, Wide range of supported FSAA modes, Highly efficient cooling system, High performance in applications using tesselation, Low noise, Good overclocking potential, Nvidia PhysX
  • Cyclone II cooler is excellent, Fan at 100% is not too loud, Very nice looks, Excellent build quality, Great value for money, SLI Support, Good overclocking headroom, Good power consumption, Variety of outputs: DSUB, DVII and HDMI
  • Overclocked out of the box, No price increase compared to reference design, Quiet cooler in idle, Good GPU overclocking potential, Low temperatures, Low power draw, Mixed density memory chips help increase performance, Support for DirectX 11, Support for

Editors Didn't Like

  • Heatsink beyond normal ATX specs, Heat dumped into case
  • Cooling system too large
  • Hot air from GPU exhausted into case, Extra height of card may cause problems in a small form factor build
  • Limited memory overclocking potential, Still limited to two active display outputs per card, No triple or quad SLI option, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time