With their DirectCU II version ASUS shows its first high end
NVIDIA graphics card with a triple slot cooler. Until today only
Gainward with their GLH series (Goes Like Hell) was known for their
huge triple slot coolers but now also ASUS has such a monster in its
portfolio. But overworking only the cooler would have been too easy.
ASUS provided this card also with their own power design which always
is an indicator for good overclockability.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips