Pros: fairly quiet, but still audible when it heats up, ~40dB
Cons: no overclocking, gets pretty hot, voltage locked,
my particular sample has an ASIC of 55.4%, stock voltage of 1180mV and will only go as far as a 100MHz bump on the memory, anything else is completely unstable, overall the card barely passes as a 7970, almost every 7950 out there will (and has) run rings around it.
be warned about using GPUTweak too, in my case I will _always_ get zebra-stripes-of-death if I install said software, nevermind even opening it or trying any overclocks, the drivers kill the card.
normal load temps are about 72-75C in games, 80C with bitcoin mining @ 600MH/s.
apparently the dual-link DVI port doesn't work correctly either with dual-link screens, though I haven't had a screen to test it with myself so this may vary...