Cooling performance is excellent due to the integrated watercooling solution that seems rock-solid and is maintenance free. Even heavy overclocking temperatures stayed in perfectly safe ranges, something that wouldn't have been possible with an air cooler. The added fan on the card helps keep secondary components, like memory chips and voltage regulators, cool, but I would have, instead, preferred a full-coverage waterblock to keep these components cool. ASUS decided to use a unibody cooler that is milled from a single block of metal. This greatly improves the product's feel, giving it a sense of the high-end, similar to what NVIDIA did with the GTX 690.