Editors Liked

  • Quiet cooling system, Performance on most games is excellent, 5850 performance levels at lower cost, Lower power than HD 5xxx, especially at idle, The VRM heat problem is fixed for good, Good price/performance ratio, Manufacturing quality is improve
  • Great performance, Factory overclocked more headroom for even higher clocks, Eyefinity support, 7.1 Audio, Quieter than stock cooler, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 included, Mini-DP to regular DP-adapter included
  • Quiet fan, Improvement in performance per Watt, Overclocked out of the box, Low power consumption, Software voltage control, Native fullsize HDMI & DisplayPort output, Call of Duty 2 Modern Warfare Coupon included, GDDR5 memory, HDMI 1.4 & DisplayPort 1.2

Editors Didn't Like

  • Cooling fan profile is too slow, 20% 38% normal range, Reference design is actually cooler under load, Tessellation performance still lags behind Fermi, Hot air from GPU stays inside cases with limited exhaust, The graphics industry completely missed the
  • A bit pricey
  • High Bluray power consumption, Lack of 3way and 4way CrossFire support, DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time, No support for CUDA / PhysX