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April 19, 2013 11:41:53 AM

I'm looking for the best performance GTX 670 2GB, I've heard MSI, EVGA and gigabyte are the best but of all GTX 670's which one is the best?

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April 19, 2013 11:51:57 AM

What is your monitor resolution? If it is above 1080p you might want to consider a 3 or 4Gb model since you will need them. if it is 1080p then any of them will be fine. EVGA's cards tend to be more of a reference design in that they exhaust all the air out of the case. If I were you I would get the MSI card. It features Triple Overvoltage meaning you will be able to overclock it further than any other 670. IT also features Dust Removal Technology which makes the fans on the card spin the wrong way for 30 seconds to remove dust. After that it spins normally. It also has Twin Frozr IV which is just awesome.
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April 19, 2013 11:52:16 AM

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II

I've heard it has had field reliability issues, but I haven't had any.
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April 19, 2013 11:54:55 AM

Well they are all good manufactures although I have not used a card from EVGA before I have friends that have. I personally have two Gigabyte GTX 670(Windforce dual fan) in SLI so far they have been great.

I picked Gigabyte because they were priced cheaper than Asus and still had everything I was looking for in a GTX 670. Even with running SLI I have not had any problems with heat they seem to run cool on the stock cooler plus the fans are quiet as of yet I have not heard them.
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April 19, 2013 11:58:25 AM

The Gigabyte card should in theory be quieter and cooler than the other cards though. You should also checkout the Galaxy 670. The custom cooler they used on the 660 Ti was better than the MSI one by about 5C on load. This is pretty good. You can't go wrong with ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, or even Galaxy. These guys are all solid manufacturers.
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April 19, 2013 11:59:46 AM

Is it opinion based then? theres not really one that stands out from the rest? better features, overclocking, and so on
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April 19, 2013 12:01:50 PM

dylan1016 said:
Is it opinion based then? theres not really one that stands out from the rest? better features, overclocking, and so on


The Asus TOP card would be the best 670. If you're playing above 1920x1080p, get a 4GB Asus card.
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April 19, 2013 12:39:44 PM

dylan1016 said:
Is it opinion based then? theres not really one that stands out from the rest? better features, overclocking, and so on


Of course its based on opinion. In my opinion, price plays just as much of a factor. I'd take a reference 670 over some super-pimped OC version that cost $100 more. In the end, they're both 670s and will perform virtually identically.

The 4gb cards are significantly more expensive and have arguable benefits. They've actually been shown to be a little slower than the 2gb versions in situations where less than 2gb of vram is being used (95% of the time). Games that utilize that extra vram include Skyrim (modded), Crysis 3, and Tomb Raider, so if you're really into one of them than it might be worth it.



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April 19, 2013 2:06:38 PM

helz IT said:
dylan1016 said:
Is it opinion based then? theres not really one that stands out from the rest? better features, overclocking, and so on


Of course its based on opinion. In my opinion, price plays just as much of a factor. I'd take a reference 670 over some super-pimped OC version that cost $100 more. In the end, they're both 670s and will perform virtually identically.

The 4gb cards are significantly more expensive and have arguable benefits. They've actually been shown to be a little slower than the 2gb versions in situations where less than 2gb of vram is being used (95% of the time). Games that utilize that extra vram include Skyrim (modded), Crysis 3, and Tomb Raider, so if you're really into one of them than it might be worth it.





A 4GB card is for higher resolution monitors, and multiple monitor setup 90% of the time. So saying they have arguable benefits is ridiculous when they are for a certain setup. 40-50 dollars for 2GB of more Vram on a GPU isn't significantly expensive; at least I don't think so. :/ 

4GB will be the norm soon as new games are using a lot more, but 2GB is fine for a single 1080p monitor now.

It's only partially opinion, but truth be told....for a single 1080p gaming experience with any GTX 670 the performance difference between them will be small, and hardly noticeable. At this point going for low noise/temperature GPU will be the best option which the Asus GTX 670 is very quiet, and cool.

If you go with the TOP edition:


You can get the most performance out of the Asus card, it's quiet, and runs cool, better than the reference; overall it's the best choice.

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April 19, 2013 2:58:45 PM


A 4GB card is for higher resolution monitors, and multiple monitor setup 90% of the time. So saying they have arguable benefits is ridiculous when they are for a certain setup. 40-50 dollars for 2GB of more Vram on a GPU isn't significantly expensive; at least I don't think so. :/

4GB will be the norm soon as new games are using a lot more, but 2GB is fine for a single 1080p monitor now. said:

A 4GB card is for higher resolution monitors, and multiple monitor setup 90% of the time. So saying they have arguable benefits is ridiculous when they are for a certain setup. 40-50 dollars for 2GB of more Vram on a GPU isn't significantly expensive; at least I don't think so. :/ 

4GB will be the norm soon as new games are using a lot more, but 2GB is fine for a single 1080p monitor now.


Seeing as how the OP hasn't even told us what resolution he's gaming at, recommending that he pay extra for a 4gb card is still easy to argue against. For the majority of gamers and the majority of games, the 4gb 670s perform slightly (slightly) worse than the 2gb cards that cost less money.

Paying an extra $50 for zero benefit is significantly more than I'd want to spend, not to mention that I'd rather own a run-of-the-mill 680 than a top of the line 670.

It's only partially opinion, but truth be told....for a single 1080p gaming experience with any GTX 670 the performance difference between them will be small, and hardly noticeable. At this point going for low noise/temperature GPU will be the best option which the Asus GTX 670 is very quiet, and cool.

You can get the most performance out of the Asus card, it's quiet, and runs cool, better than the reference; overall it's the best choice.
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It's only partially opinion, but truth be told....for a single 1080p gaming experience with any GTX 670 the performance difference between them will be small, and hardly noticeable. At this point going for low noise/temperature GPU will be the best option which the Asus GTX 670 is very quiet, and cool.

You can get the most performance out of the Asus card, it's quiet, and runs cool, better than the reference; overall it's the best choice.


Asus is a good choice. Gigabyte also has a quality cooler on it and is sometimes cheaper. Warranty is another attribute to consider. 3 years is minimum, some manufacturers do 5, others life.



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April 19, 2013 3:24:07 PM

I wasn't recommending him get the 4GB, just saying if he has the resolution for 4GB it's a good idea then because it will greatly benefit him above 1080p, especially on the games you stated.

680 is one of the worst choices you can make. 5% faster for 100 dollars. A top of the line GTX 670 is overall better for 100 dollars less.

Asus has a 3 year warranty which is good too. I like gigabyte too, their prices are good.
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April 19, 2013 8:11:48 PM

I prefer EVGA since there warranty is superb. Best ive ever encountered. And they keep all there cards to reference design which makes them easier to watercool. Currently in one of my rigs, my 670 with a flashed bios runs at 48C after 4 hours of kombuster and its clocked to 1315mhz.
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April 20, 2013 11:43:40 AM

Its down to the gigabyte or the asus top, however there are much more reviews on the gigabyte and tomshardware recommends it as the best 670
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April 20, 2013 12:24:15 PM

dylan1016 said:
Its down to the gigabyte or the asus top, however there are much more reviews on the gigabyte and tomshardware recommends it as the best 670


Gigabytes 670s are excellent for their price, it's up to you at this point to decide which one you want, I think everyone has given their enough information for you now to decide.
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