I think I would prefer the DCII in just about every aspect except for one. MSI has confirmed that they do in fact bin their higher tier cards, while I would guess that Asus does as well I'm not positive. So in my opinion the choice would come down to if you want to have the best chance of getting a good VID or can't fit a triple slot then go MSI, if you don't mind taking your chances on the silicon lottery and can fit a triple slot then go Asus, it will have better temps and acoustics with all else being equal. Ether way the are both fantastic cards, so you shouldn't have any regrets with whichever one you choose.
Originally Posted by Segovax
You don't think the extra Power Phases and the other changes in the non reference PCB make a difference?
It may make a difference but 8+2 power phases is nothing to scoff at either, and the Asus is a custom PCB with better components than reference as well.Edited by juano - 4/18/11 at 7:07pm