Editors Liked

  • Primed for 1440p gaming, Silent when idle, 8GB framebuffer, Bulletproof build quality
  • Matches GTX 970 performance, Overclocked out of the box, Fans turn off in idle, Fan settings are well optimized, but the card is still too noisy in gaming, Backplate included, Support for AMD FreeSync, Supports AMD Virtual Super Resolution and Framerate T
  • Decent Performance, Relatively Quiet, 8GB Memory, Competitive Pricing

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not energy efficient, Takes up three slots
  • Two inches thick and nearly a foot long, Not powerful enough for highdetail 4K gaming, Much powerhungrier than competing Nvidia cards
  • Higher power draw than competing NVIDIA cards, 8 GB VRAM provides no benefit, Small overclock out of the box, Very high power consumption in multimonitor and Bluray playback, Memory not overclocked, Tripleslot cooler takes up extra space, Lack of HDMI 2.0
  • Based On 2013 GPU