Usually ASUS releases its GPUs in three steps. First of all there are the boring reference cards with an ASUS badge. Secondly there are the funnier DirectCUII cards whereas one of which is sitting in our test system today. Last but not least there are the crazy Matrix cards. Although, this time already the DirectCUII card has got some of the Matrix madness, which we will explain later. Never the less standard for the DCII models is the gigantic triple slot cooler. So, this thing sounds quite interesting."
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