GTX 680 Gainward VS Gigabyte

Hi, I want to buy a new graphics card but I don't know which one to get. I have narrowed it down to two graphics cards, could someone tell me which one they would recommend?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gainward-gtx-680-phantom-28nm-pcie-30-6300mhz-gddr5-gpu-1084mhz-boost-1150mhz-cores-1536-2x-dl-d - I have heard that this graphics card has a crackle sound when it plays games but I don't know if this is true or not.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-680-windforce3x-28nm-pcie-30-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1071mhz-boost-1137mhz-cores-15362xdl

If someone can tell me which one I should buy I would appreciate it.

JNB
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  1. Neither, save yourself some money and buy a 670.
  2. I would get this MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685#top $429.99 the reason why it preforms 5% less then a GTX 680 i think it's best bang for buck!Seriously,the GTX 680 is not worth $100 more dollars when it preforms only 5% better lol.
  3. I agree, I cannot recommend a GTX 680 when a 670 is $100 cheaper. Ofcourse, if money is no issue, personally I like the Phantom more. My friend got the 4GB version for AUS$800, that's just stupidity imo :)
  4. I got rid of my 7870 as I did not know why it was lagging on skyrim when i modded it a lot, also it ran shogun 2 like ***. I really want a good card and i'm willing to pay for it, will the gtx 680 perform better?
  5. Yes a 680 will perform much better but did you not notice the three posts recommending the 670 over the 680?

    I would recommend the GTX 670 FTW
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-28nm-pcie-30-%28x16%29-6208mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-boost-1084mhz-cores-1344-dp-dl-dvi

    The 670 FTW uses the GTX 680 PCB and cooler and has GTX 680 performance right out of the box for over £100 less than a GTX 680 costs.

    Check these benchmarks out

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/?page=5
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/?page=4
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/40613-evga-geforce-gtx-670-ftw/?page=3
  6. I don't want a reference cooler though, I want one that is factory overclocked and has a better cooler
  7. I don't know how to overclock that is why i want it factory overclocked.
  8. The 670 FTW is factory overclocked it has 680 performance out of the box, did you not check those benchmarks out?

    The 670 FTW is really quiet and really cool. Even in SLi these babys are quiet.

    However if you are adament on a non ref design I advise you to look at the ASUS GTX670 DIRECT CUII TOP

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-asus-gtx-670-directcu-ii-top-28nm-pcie-30-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1058mhz-boost-1137mhz-cores-1344-2xd
  9. JNB said:



    ZOTAC
    Core: 1098
    Boost:1176

    ASUS
    Core: 1058
    Boost:1137

    That means there is a 40Hz core clock difference and a 39Hz boost clock difference between the ASUS and the Zotac which you wouldn't even notice to be honest.

    There is 0.9 FPS difference between the ASUS and the Zotac in BF3.

    ZOTAC http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/9.html
    ASUS http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/9.html

    The Zotac AMP is an ok card. Its cheaper than the ASUS and runs slightly cooler, but the ASUS has a much quieter cooler and is only a dual slot card where as the Zotac is a triple slot card.

    ASUS http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/27.html
    Zotac http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/27.html

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/33.html
  10. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gainward-gtx-670-phantom-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6108mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-boost-1084mhz-cores-1344-d

    What about this card?

    Also, would the extra 600MHz on the memory clock not make the Zotac a better card?
  11. I'm wiping my hands clean of this thread. You are clearly not listening to a single word I'm saying.

    All the information you need is above ^^^

    Good luck in making your decision...
  12. If you would like a reference card then buy the EVGA 670 FTW.

    However if you would like a non reference card I'd recommend the ASUS 670 DIRECT CUII TOP.
  13. Thanks for your help, I'm going to buy the ASUS. :)
  14. My pleasure :) and congrats :) you got a really nice card there!
  15. If I ever decided to SLI the graphics card, would my Corair TX560M power supply manage it?
  16. Corsair TX650M*
  17. 670 SLI should be no problem for a good quality 650W PSU (which the TX650 is)

    What are the rest of your specs?
  18. i5 3450 processor
    8gb corsair vengeance ram
    corsair force 120gb ssd
    seagate 500gb hdd
    gtx 560 (temporary)
    gigabyte z77 atx motherboard
    lite on blu ray reader
    crosair obsidian 550D
  19. The TX650 should be fine.
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