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What 670 is best?

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June 6, 2012 6:56:56 PM

Hello all!

A few weeks ago I asked the question "GTX560Ti vs GTX570 vs 7850" from that question I somehow decided the GTX670 was the best option :??: 

Anyway, when I decided on the 670 I started looking for the best 670 for me, this proved difficult but after a week of watching reviews, benchmarks and un-boxings... I concluded the one I should get has yet to be decided :sarcastic: 

There are a few options that I like:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-zotac-gtx-670-28nm-p...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-dp-2x-dl-dvi-h

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-palit-gtx-670-jetstr...(x16)-6108mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-boost-1084mhz-cores-1344-dv

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-670-overcloc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-965mhz-boost-1045mhz-cores-1344-2xd

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-asus-gtx-670-directc...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-supercl...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-967mhz-boost-1046mhz-cores-13


As you can see very few options :S

I am open to suggestions of other cards aslong as the fall into budget (really £380 as a max) live in the UK so prices vary from the US etc so any suggestions can they please be from UK shops (or at least ship to UK for a decent price and offer some insurance for shipping)

Anyway to get into the nitty-gritty, I don't care what type of cooler it has providing it performs well, whether it exausts in or out of the case isn't too big of an issue as I have deent case fans. I only run one monitor (23.6" Acer Aspire 3D). My case colour scheme is generally black with white/grey/silver so it's not essential but if possible could all fall into those colours. My PSU is 650W so they can't be too power hungry. Last but not least the size just doesn't matter! I have a Corsair 600t so I can handle big cards with ease.

Thanks to anyone who helps!

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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 7:25:54 PM

They will all be the same with the boost on most cards going to 1250 to 1306 a few lucky people get 1350 or so but the stock OC makes little diffrence. My card goes from idle like 300mhz and jumps straight to boost 1288 sooo seems to me factory oc makes very little diffrence. The main thing that could help is the power that is stuck at 122% on stock cards and 111% on factory oc cards if you could increase this you could go further.

Thent
a c 128 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 7:27:06 PM

I'd go with either the EVGA or the Asus. The EVGA card would be my first choice because they are known for their top-notch customer support. I'd recommend the Asus second because of how much of their equipment I own that has always worked well.
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June 6, 2012 11:59:55 PM

Thanks guys, the only problem with the Gigabyte cards is that I HATE the colour of the PCB, I really can't cope with it, otherwise I would love to get it!

I already have experienced EVGA's customer support when a GTX460 SC wasn't posting on a friends system and they really are the best around! I also like how EVGA styled this card, looks sleek and elegant. The only problem with ASUS is that I can't see any difference in their card apart from aesthetically but they put a bigger price tag on it :ouch: 

So I may go with EVGA depends on other things, it won't be for a few weeks until I buy so there may be new cards out by then :) 

Thanks guys!
a c 128 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 9:03:25 AM

I like my EVGAs so far. No problems.
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 11:00:39 AM

logical said:
Thanks guys, the only problem with the Gigabyte cards is that I HATE the colour of the PCB, I really can't cope with it, otherwise I would love to get it!

I already have experienced EVGA's customer support when a GTX460 SC wasn't posting on a friends system and they really are the best around! I also like how EVGA styled this card, looks sleek and elegant. The only problem with ASUS is that I can't see any difference in their card apart from aesthetically but they put a bigger price tag on it :ouch: 

So I may go with EVGA depends on other things, it won't be for a few weeks until I buy so there may be new cards out by then :) 

Thanks guys!


quite ironic with a name like logical that the colour of the pcb should matter--thats anything but logical to me

do you sit looking in the side window of your case all the time? :D 
a c 128 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 11:06:39 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
quite ironic with a name like logical that the colour of the pcb should matter--thats anything but logical to me

do you sit looking in the side window of your case all the time? :D 

I'm not so much one of them myself, but some people get into the aesthetics of it all. Nothing wrong with that. To each his own. :) 
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 11:14:03 AM

function over form for me anytime

stick a backplate on it to hide the blue :D 

its using the gtx680 pcb so should be able to
June 9, 2012 5:26:14 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
quite ironic with a name like logical that the colour of the pcb should matter--thats anything but logical to me

do you sit looking in the side window of your case all the time? :D 


My PC is next to me with a huge window, the card is also more expensive than most so I think aesthetics should be included. Most enthusiastic gamers care about the look of their computer, it's nothing that's too out of the ordinary.
June 10, 2012 4:24:37 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
still think the gigabyte is one of the best gtx670

so as already said can always hide the blue with the backplate

http://eu.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=M021-00-000...


Either way, by now I think I'l get the EVGA GTX 670 FTW, the card looks great and from the reviews I've seen is a great card.
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