Editors Liked

  • Outstanding performance
  • Includes copy of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Overclocked out of the box
  • Quieter than other cards in this performance class
  • Better overclocking potential than reference design
  • Reduced power consumption
  • CHiL voltage regulator with I2C voltage control support
  • Native HDMI output
  • Overclocking speeds show good performance bump
  • No temperature changes from stock speed

Editors Didn't Like

  • High price
  • Uses reference design cooler
  • Still not as power efficient as AMD's designs
  • Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking
  • Still limited to two active display outputs per card
  • DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time
  • Performance increase barely justifies the level of price increase