The graphics card has a top/down and front side vent, see the top side heatsink? That's where most warm air will be pushed out. As we always state, chassis ventilation is not just a must, with this design it's a necessity. We'll look a bit closer at that in our thermal imaging chapter though.
The heatsink surface area has increased, bringing some extra weight and sits at roughly 0.5 kg. The card does not bend. We like the color design, but once powered on it really starts to make sense from a visual point of view. Size then; that's almost 20 cm of graphics card right there, so that card will fit in pretty much any chassis.
Here you can see the power connector a little better. Opposed to the reference card, the power connector resides at the top side of the card. BTW there is no RGB setup with the VENTUS series, the LEDs you see are from the test platform.