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670 FTW worth the upgrade?

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July 18, 2012 2:14:24 PM

Hey guys, between the GTX 670 and the GTX 670 FTW, the price difference from the site I have been researching is just shy of $22. I was wondering, since I am still a builder-in-development, if the price difference is worth the performance?

GTX 670 Specifications:

Base Clock: 915 MHz
Boost Clock: 980 MHz
Memory Clock: 6008 MHz Effective
CUDA Cores: 1344
Bus Type: PCI-E 3.0
Memory Detail: 2048 MB GDDR5
Memory Bit Width: 256 Bit
Memory Speed: 0.33ns
Memory Bandwidth: 192.26 GB/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 102.5 GT/s

GTX 670 FTW Specifications:

Base Clock: 1006 MHz
Boost Clock: 1084 MHz
Memory Clock: 6208 MHz Effective
CUDA Cores: 1344
Bus Type: PCI-E 3.0
Memory Detail: 2048 MB GDDR5
Memory Bit Width: 256 Bit
Memory Speed: 0.33ns
Memory Bandwidth: 198.6 GB/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 112.6 GT/s

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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 4:43:19 PM

I always believe getting a gpu with the best specs for its class is the best option. You'd be paying 5% more for up to 10% more performance, and that's until you overclock.
I assume also that you are talking specifically about EVGA's 670s? I am much more of a fan of the msi power edition if you can find it, the cooler is just a beast.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

You can find the gpu for $430 on newegg when it's in stock. The evga card is appropriate for people not looking to overclock further. Good luck!
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July 18, 2012 6:11:36 PM

Thanks for the reply. I am actually looking into the EVGA, mainly because of past trust with the company and customer support/warranties. I think the upgrade is equivalent to anywhere from 2-5 FPS. In the long run, how noticeable will this difference be?
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 6:25:34 PM

It completely depends on the situation. If you're using 3 monitors to play battlefield 3 on ultra settings, then you would certainly notice the performance benefit, pushing you closer to the 30 fps range.
If you are only on one monitor at 1080p on ultra settings you probably won't notice the difference as the 670 already hits 60 fps with ease.
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July 18, 2012 6:58:05 PM

Well, I will only be using one monitor. Nothing against anyone who does, but I am not "hardcore" enough to use more than one monitor. Let alone rich enough. Since it is an overclocked card out of the box, will the longevity of it be compromised or anything? Will it be more "future-proof" than the basic 670?
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 7:26:35 PM

Theoretically the overclocked card will be similar in longevity because EVGA should be binning their cards such that ones that handle higher clocks better are given the overclock. If you aren't interested in overclocking the cards yourself, the FTW edition is well worth the $22.
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July 18, 2012 7:30:53 PM

Great! Thanks for you input, man. I'm pretty sure I will go with the FTW.
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July 18, 2012 7:31:04 PM

Best answer selected by BW85.
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