There are two large fans and a cooling plate, as well as heat pipes, and the cooling system takes up a significant amount of space. There is a designated button to keep the fans running at 100% capacity. Overall power consumption is 600W, requiring 3 separate power connections, and memory is 3GB of GDDR5. This card has dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The dual high-powered processors make this a very high end model. ASUS is producing only 1000 copies of this card.