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GTX670 OC worth EVERY penny

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May 11, 2012 10:37:58 PM

Hands down the best GPU I ever bought. I just upgraded from my ASUS GTX480, to a Gigabyte GTX670 OC. The card is phenomenal.

It's near silent, even at full load. Peaks at 70C @ 1005Mhz core and 1188Mhz boosted. I upped the already OC'ed card 25Mhz more via MSI Afterburner.



Here are my benches>

3Dmark11 : P9275
GPU Score : 9790


Heaven Benchmark v3.0 Basic

FPS: 90.4
Scores: 2278
Min FPS: 33.5
Max FPS: 206.0

Render: direct3d11
Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 8x
Occlusion: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Tessellation: normal

I was excited to tinker around a bit and push the OC, but after achieving these numbers without really doing anything. I think Im going to just leave it be. Its far more than I was expecting.

Just a heads up to anyone interested in this card. Its a bit long, just shy of 11" but stays cool, near Silent.. and hardly heats up, even overclocked, peaking at 70C.

/thumbs!

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May 11, 2012 11:23:29 PM

On top of that the benchmarks are saying that it's almost got the performance of a GTX 680 and with a difference of less than 10 fps in the games that were used I would agree , it also holds true for two and three way SLI.
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May 11, 2012 11:26:30 PM

The 670 is an amazing card, love the results people are getting , its not hype its real. This time also the stock of the 670 has been better than the 680.
It would have to be the best card to recomend to anyone that wants really good performance at a decent price. Think we have another 8800 GTX on our hands.
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May 11, 2012 11:36:49 PM

How is it compared to the 480?
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May 11, 2012 11:44:58 PM

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Cheaper to go SLi...


Way more power used though. Also, he might not have SLI capable motherboard.
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May 11, 2012 11:59:16 PM

when does GTX 666 come out? +$400 is not "a decent price".
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May 12, 2012 12:00:50 AM

A 670 would be a nice upgrade from a 480 , even tho the 480 is still a great performer, guess it depends on if you want more performance or want to lower , heat and power.
Got rid of my 560ti SLI and replaced it with a 680. I reduced power consumption by 100 watts, and my pc also runs much cooler now. I went more for the pros and for the performance of a single card. The 670 wasnt out when I got my card, and its a good deal for 100 bucks less than the 680.
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May 12, 2012 12:02:14 AM

festerovic said:
when does GTX 666 come out? +$400 is not "a decent price".




I think a GTX 666 would be the devils card.LOL
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May 12, 2012 12:11:54 AM

Stock GTX670 vs
Stock GTX680

The GTX670 will perform at between 89% and 95% of the GTX680 depending on the game, resolution quality settings and CPU.

Those with slightly older CPU's will often see that gap close even further, so it's very conceivable that a GTX680 will provide, at best, a 3% boost on many systems. (I'd like to see benchmark done with an i5-750 (no hyperthreading) to compare these two cards.

GTX680 OC:
On the other hand, non-reference cards like the Asus GTX 680 DirectCU II can achieve a Boost Clock of 1400MHz for most.

At about $400 the GTX 670 is arguably the best value out there (and apparently there are/was some in stock!)
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May 12, 2012 12:13:53 AM

photonboy said:
Stock GTX670 vs
Stock GTX680

The GTX670 will perform at between 89% and 95% of the GTX680 depending on the game, resolution quality settings and CPU.

Those with slightly older CPU's will often see that gap close even further, so it's very conceivable that a GTX680 will provide, at best, a 3% boost on many systems. (I'd like to see benchmark done with an i5-750 (no hyperthreading) to compare these two cards.

GTX680 OC:
On the other hand, non-reference cards like the Asus GTX 680 DirectCU II can achieve a Boost Clock of 1400MHz for most.

At about $400 the GTX 670 is arguably the best value out there (and apparently there are/was some in stock!)



I agree it is great value at its price , especially when you compare it to the 680 and the 7970.
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May 12, 2012 12:14:21 AM

Triton05 said:
Hands down the best GPU I ever bought. I just upgraded from my ASUS GTX480, to a Gigabyte GTX670 OC. The card is phenomenal.

It's near silent, even at full load. Peaks at 70C @ 1005Mhz core and 1188Mhz boosted. I upped the already OC'ed card 25Mhz more via MSI Afterburner.

http://i50.tinypic.com/1zb8cpl.jpg

Here are my benches>

3Dmark11 : P9275
GPU Score : 9790


Heaven Benchmark v3.0 Basic

FPS: 90.4
Scores: 2278
Min FPS: 33.5
Max FPS: 206.0

Render: direct3d11
Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 8x
Occlusion: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Tessellation: normal

I was excited to tinker around a bit and push the OC, but after achieving these numbers without really doing anything. I think Im going to just leave it be. Its far more than I was expecting.

Just a heads up to anyone interested in this card. Its a bit long, just shy of 11" but stays cool, near Silent.. and hardly heats up, even overclocked, peaking at 70C.

/thumbs!


Thats good to hear! Mine just showed up today...so excited to start using this beast. :D 
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May 12, 2012 2:49:20 AM

The GTX480 @ 770Mhz on my same rig, yielded me a P6280 3DMark11 score. A hefty upgrade considering I can pull over 9k now without much of an OC. In Heaven 3.0, with the same configuration, I increased my avg FPS from 59, to 90!!

I too was concerned about dropping 399.00 bucks on a video card. But having it now, running FAR quieter then my GTX480, keeping my case heat down substantially.. and these numbers? I cannot complain.

You pay for what you get. In this situation, the performance more then justified the cost. Especially when looking at competing models and prices!

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