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EVGA GTX 670 VS EVGA GTX 670 FTW

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EVGA GTX 670 VS EVGA GTX 670 FTW

Total: 62 votes (30 blank votes)

  • EVGA GTX 670
  • 13 %
  • EVGA GTX 670 FTW
  • 88 %
a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 10:22:31 PM

Im trying to choose one of them. there is a 20$ difference between the two...
May 24, 2012 12:28:40 AM

Asus 670 DCII ;) 

Do you want a factory overclock or do you want to overclock it yourself? That's the only difference, so it's up to you. Personally I wouldn't get either, but I'd say FTW just because it's a warrantied overclocked card.
a c 535 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 12:43:39 AM

They named it "For The Win" for a reason. I would get it for the higher binned chips (the ones that don't pass the FTW standards get put in the regular models).
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a c 212 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 1:37:02 AM

It's oft stated that the factory overclock cards are the same thing as the reference models and that you can do the same OC yourself. This couldn't be further from the truth.

For example:

The EVGA reference card has 4 phase VRM and stock cooler
The EVGA SC has a 6 phase VRM and improved cooler.
The EVGA FTW has an 8 phase VRM and improved cooler

The better the cooler, the better the voltage control stability wise and the more voltage ya VRM can handle w/o going up in smoke, the faster the OC you can obtain.

Based upon my experience with the 560 TI's.....

820 - 900 MHz was doable with just about all of the reference cards
900- 980 was doable with the improved coolers and 6 phase VRM's
980 - 1070 was doable with improved coolers the 7 phase VRM's

Personally, I have had much better luck w/ the Asus DCII TOP than any other card lines I have tried.

As to whethrr it's worth the price.....Id say no as long as the Asus TOP model is around
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 7:55:54 AM

^^ All the non-reference coolers exhaust air within the case while evga's card exhaust air outside the case... i want lower case temps.

i want factory overclocked because it has a warranty...

My question is if the FTW is worth the extra 20$???
a c 535 U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 2:40:15 PM

timarp000 said:
^^ All the non-reference coolers exhaust air within the case while evga's card exhaust air outside the case... i want lower case temps.

i want factory overclocked because it has a warranty...

My question is if the FTW is worth the extra 20$???

Yes. It's much more than the factory overclock.
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 2:44:26 PM

17seconds said:
Yes. It's much more than the factory overclock.

Thanks,
Ill buy the FTW...
May 25, 2012 7:14:08 AM

No one bothered to mention the fact that the FTW uses a larger PCB (the full size gtx680 pcb to be exact) and therefor is in my opinion worth the 20$. You aren't just getting a higher factory overclock you actually get 20$ more in PCB and cooling materials. Should be overall better suited for OCing than the short board use in reference 670s
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