Galax GTX970 EX OC Black Edition Review
The box is slightly odd. We're sure that it's supposed to be something, we're just not entirely sure what. You'd expect something labelled the "Black Edition" to be, well, black.
The card itself we like the look of. It's the common two PWM fan arrangement that is a regular feature of 3rd party coolers. The gun metal surround has enough creases and folds in it that it catches the eye and should provide good airflow in multi-card scenarios.
The warning on the backplate makes us chuckle, and double so when we discovered exactly how warm the EX OC Black gets. We'll give you a hint, this warning is completely unnecessary.
There is another heat warning on the front too, but more interesting are the little folds and vents. No wasted space at all and yet despite the emphasis on cooling capacity the card still looks the business. It doesn't even need more than a 8+6pin power input.