Editors Liked

  • Fast 3D gaming performance for the price
  • Two bundled games
  • The highest performance yet for a mid-range gaming card
  • Two-heat-pipe cooler is very effective
  • Silent fan
  • Strong performance in games and benchmarks
  • Nice combination of connections out back: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, ATI Eye
  • Second-fastest DirectX 11 graphics accelerator
  • Consumes only 31W at idle and 157W under full load

Editors Didn't Like

  • Warranty support requires return to retailer
  • Only a two year warranty
  • Not much sets the Sapphire version apart from other manufacturer's offerings
  • Supposed to include a Dirt2 coupon, but neither card here has one
  • Fan exhausts some heated air back into case
  • Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x
  • Expensive