Disappointing. Asus make great motherboards but their GPU's feel more fluff than substance.
I really get the sense that they are using the Republic of Gamers branding on products that aren't really that premium. If they continue to dilute the brand it will become worthless. I also don't think the lights on the side of the card are a good idea, makes it look like a cheap afterthought to distract from the cards main fault: Performance.
Notebook: 15" Apple Retina MBP 2015, Ci7-4870HQ, 512GB SSD, M370X
Desktop: 3x30" Dell 1600p, Ci7-3930K, 32GB RAM, RIVE, GTX 780 SLI, 1TB 850 Pro
Server: E5-1650, 64GB ECC, 2x128GB SSD, 9x4TB HDD, AX1200i