Editors Liked

  • Competitive performance
  • Strong update to previous generation technologies
  • Relatively low power usage
  • Substantial performance improvement over GTX 460
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Quieter than other cards in this performance class
  • HDMI output
  • Support for DirectX 11
  • Support for CUDA / PhysX
  • Great gaming experience on a mid range card

Editors Didn't Like

  • Requires 500-watt power supply
  • Blocks second expansion slot
  • Some versions of last-generation Nvidia cards are a better value
  • Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking
  • Still limited to two active display outputs per card
  • DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time
  • No serious drawbacks discovered
  • Premium priced mainstream product
  • Blocks an adjacent slot
  • Requires two six-pin power connectors