Editors Liked

  • Easy switch to enable additional shaders while keeping warranty, Small price increase over the reference design, Outstanding memory overclocking potential, Much better performance/Watt than HD 6970 with shaders unlocked, Support for voltage control via I2

Editors Didn't Like

  • Cooling fan profile is slow for a performance product, BIOS doesn't use superlow idle clocks, Tessellation performance still lags behind Fermi, Hot air from GPU stays inside cases with limited exhaust, Drivers don't seem optimized yet, The graphic
  • Lower memory clock speed than HD 6970 with shaders unlocked, Noisy fan in idle, Normal mode not overclocked out of the box, High Bluray power consumption, Only half the memory chips are cooled, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time, No support for CUD