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June 1, 2012 12:22:31 PM

witch gtx 670 to go with?
this one is out of stock atm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... was thinking on buying one 2day
this 1 i kinda like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or this?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i want something quiet and be able to oc weal i will be on bf3 on 2-3 monitor at 1080p for now i will be using a 1080p 40" tv
do i really need something like 670 to play on max setting on bf3?or will a 7850 etc will do?

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a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 1:11:23 PM

Of the cards you list, I would defiantly recommend the Asus DirectCU II Top.
It has a custom PCB and heatsink along with a massive factory overclock.
In general, it performs the same as a stock GTX 680 and is virtually silent idle and load.
Asus GTX 670 DCU II Top Review

As a second option, the Asus DirectCU II (non-Top) would be my recommendation.
While it shares the custom PCB and cooler, it misses out on the quite large factory overclock.
Personally, as the Top edition is only $10 more, I would get it.
The non-Top version is currently in stock though, which does count for something...

The other three cards you list all use nVidia's stock PCB and cooler.
As such, I would not expect them to be so very quiet or overclockable as either Asus card.

recon, I had thought that nVidia was finally at parody for Multi-Monitor gaming with AMD now?
I remember seeing in a few reviews that the GK104 is capable of driving all 4 display outputs simultaneously...
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June 1, 2012 1:13:53 PM

yea but the asus directcu II top is out of stock :( 
i will just wait i will prob do 2 monitor 24" each or 21" for 3 if not i wil stay on this tv
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a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 1:27:47 PM

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Get this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best of the stock bunch.

Even with an overclock, I would still say the Asus (non-Top) card is better.
Assuming the PCB is identical to the Top version, Asus completely revamped the voltage regulation circuitry and added software voltage control.
That, coupled with an excellent heatsink, should let you overclock easily past what Evga is offering.
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June 1, 2012 1:49:54 PM

Best answer selected by ddp.
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June 1, 2012 1:51:12 PM

and for the one who asked me whats my cpu/psu i5 2500k oc to 4.5ghz and CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V
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a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 1:53:47 PM

Your CPU is plenty fast enough to power any current GPU and your PSU is of high quality.
There should be no issues with a GTX 670 in your system.
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June 1, 2012 2:24:02 PM

The GTX 670 is a good option...I don't know where the HD 7850 comes into this, it is a nigh over $200 card opposed to a $400 card so the comparisons are meaningless.
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June 1, 2012 2:29:00 PM

its not a comparison i was asking if i needed a gtx 670 just to play bf3 max settings on 3 screen/2screen if i didn't need a 670 i would of gone with a 7850
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June 1, 2012 2:37:45 PM

just one more question will the 650w be able to sli the gtx 670?
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June 1, 2012 2:42:23 PM

Yes it will.

I am also certain a multimonitor setup will stress a single GTX 670, but of the two cards its by far the better option.
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June 1, 2012 3:01:51 PM

thnx
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a c 232 U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 4:58:20 PM

Yes, nvidia recommends a 500W PSU as a minimum
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June 1, 2012 5:05:35 PM

outlw6669 said:
Even with an overclock, I would still say the Asus (non-Top) card is better.
Assuming the PCB is identical to the Top version, Asus completely revamped the voltage regulation circuitry and added software voltage control.
That, coupled with an excellent heatsink, should let you overclock easily past what Evga is offering.


Agreed, the 560 Ti DCII TOP was killer reaching 30+% overclocks and the 670 versions does the same in Guru3D's review. The 8 phase VRM was key for the 560 and the 670 TOP also has 8 phases. Most of the EVGA cards have just 4 phases. The SC version reportedly has 6 (4+2).
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