I thought it was pretty apt overall.
"You are paying a 15% price premium to get the factory overclock, custom designed PCB and of course the ASUS DirectCU GPU cooler. That really isn't a bad price jump to get a sorted graphics card that you know will run well over 700MHz right out of the box."
I have to disagree with that though. They are offering only a 25mhz factory overclock, for a 15% price premium; while most other vendors are offering for similar cost an over clock between 75-135 mhz. Their offering just is not inline with the competition.
Asus does make quality products though and they have that brand name you can trust, which is why I built my last pc using primarily their stuff; but so does EVGA, and their card is clocked 63 mhz past the Asus one.
Hopefully using Evga or Msi's app it can have a stable overclock in the 900 mhz range like the other vendors, which then would redeem it a bit in my eyes, but that factory overclock is just pitiful for the price jump.
Wait by "run well over 700mhz" did you mean, way past 700 mhz, or did you mean it would run smoothly/correctly over 700 mhz? Probably does both anyway.
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