It is good to test graphics cards like these where companies have thought outside that square. There are a few reasons why this particular offering from MSI is great. For starters with an RRP of AU$999 it is not huge, maybe this is because the Ultra is AU$1200+. When you compare the two, a fully fledged all in one water cooled card has a bit of value.
Secondly we have a good bundle that gives you copy of a new game that is not only pretty good but also is going to make use of the performance and power that is on offer. You throw in the fact that you can get more overclock out of the card, not to mention we have consistent gains over a stock GTX and everything really falls into place.
It is actually just a really nice card to use, the performance it offers is excellent and thanks to the 120mm fan / radiator combo, the solution is near silent. The only real problem with the card is the fact that you are going to need a spare 120mm fan spot in your case, though this is not really an issue as the kind of person who finds themselves looking at this card will generally have a suitable case to accommodate it.
MSI's solution is one of, if not the best all in one water cooled graphics card solution available that we have seen, so far. It is not everyone's cup of tea but if you want something other than the norm and you find Ultra pricing ridiculous, this could be a good option for you.
Just quickly though it seems that MSI have opted to use the same solution for their upcoming Radeon HD 2900 XT OC Liquid and if this version is anything to go by, it should be an interesting day of benchmarking coming up.
Easy to setup
Good bundle including full version game
Price is reasonable considering price of 8800 Ultra
Price is reasonable to some but not all!
Case needs a spare 120mm fan spot
Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Features Award!
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