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Zotac GTX 670 Amp! Edition 2GB GDDR5 vs Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 4GB GDDR5

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October 5, 2013 9:11:40 AM

I have Zotac's GTX 670 Amp! in an original package that I haven't opened yet. I bought it for 229€ (311$) in a sale. I can return it and get my money back.

So I spotted Gigabyte's GTX 670 Windforce 4GB GDDR5 in a sale for 259€ (352$) and I wonder if I should return my Zotac and get the Gigabyte's GTX 670 which has 4GB of memory. So is having 4GB graphics card much better than having a 2GB? Is it necessary to have 4GB of memory and is it in my case worth the extra hassle and 30€? I heard also that Zotac is more powerful but Gigabyte has better cooling.
October 5, 2013 9:23:23 AM

I say you should return that Zotac and get the Gigabyte. The extra 2GB of VRAM won't really matter unless you are using more than one monitor but also Gigabytes cards are known to be more reliable than Zotacs plus Gigabyte cards have amazing cooling.
October 5, 2013 9:29:56 AM

wtalk2 said:
I say you should return that Zotac and get the Gigabyte. The extra 2GB of VRAM won't really matter unless you are using more than one monitor but also Gigabytes cards are known to be more reliable than Zotacs plus Gigabyte cards have amazing cooling.

I'm using only one monitor and resolution is 1920x1080. So I don't need 4GB of VRAM with that setup? I have 5 year warranty for the Zotac so it doesn't really matter if it brokes. And I don't really care if the cooling is a bit better. :D 
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October 5, 2013 9:49:21 AM

Platinum Era said:
Keep the Zotac, the 670 will not be able to use 4GB of Vram (Only if running with more then 1 monitor).
I have had a pretty good experience with Zotac cards, I would vouch for them.
The Zotac card is stronger too but has slightly inferior cooling.
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1877&gid2=...

Okay, I guess I will keep it then!

It said in the comparison, that you linked, that you should have at least 600W power supply. I have 550 Watt Super Flower Golden Green PRO Non-Modular 80+ Gold so is it good enough? I really wouldn't want to return that power supply since I bought it abroad.
October 5, 2013 12:26:20 PM

I'd appreciate if someone told me if my PSU is eligible. :) 
October 6, 2013 5:52:49 AM

As long as you stay away from overclocking you should be fine.
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