EVGA 670 FTW vs Gigabyte Windforce 670 vs XFX R7970 BDD

What a choice I have to make.

My thoughts were definitely the EVGA FTW 670.
But since yesterday the 7970 has been lowered in price, and before that everyone said get yourself the EVGA. I don't really know what to do now.

The cards mentioned all have the same price in my area, except for the EVGA which is $10 cheaper than the other two. But what is $10 on $400?

Can you guys help me out which card to choose? Or wait with order? maybe another card? :)

Thank you,
devazox
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  1. The Gigabyte Windforce 670 is probably the best all-around card you can get. Even Tom's Hardware reviewed seven different brands and the Gigabyte, got best all-around.

    Quote:
    All-Around Best GeForce GTX 670: Gigabyte N670OC-2GD

    Gigabyte's card is quiet at idle and not too loud under load. Its cooling performance at idle, during normal desktop work, and during gaming is even better than Asus' card. It ties Zotac's effort for the lowest temperature at idle, but achieves its goal at a mere 20% fan duty cycle. When we configured it to cool our card down to 70°C, its sound level was still acceptable.

    This is the slimmest card in our test, it weighs the least, and is even suitable for SLI configurations on motherboards with a just a single-slot gap between 16-lane interfaces. Unfortunately, that's pretty common. Although the N670OC-2GD doesn't include the highest overclock, it's currently selling online at the same $400 price point as completely stock reference cards. And that's with the Windforce 3X cooler. That combination cannot be beat.

    Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-16.html
  2. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=598

    The 7970 roughly trades blows with the 670. However, I believe that the latest drivers from AMD (12.7 I think) have pushed the 7970 ahead of the 670 a little bit.
  3. I'm also going to game on 1920x1080, the 670 beats the 7970 all the way on that resolution right?
  4. @Claysm:Yes that is correct the newer drivers does increase performance for the 7970.

    But, in terms of cooling the windforce is better than the reference cooler of the 7970. As far as clocks is concerned, the windforce and the xfx dd are both overclocked meaning both will be relatively the higher performance but, the xfx 7970 will perform a bit stronger.

    @devazox: Both are strong cards on that resolution.
  5. Yeah everything I read says that the reference 7970 cooler is overly loud, so go with an aftermarket solution if you get one.
  6. Go with the GTX 670, get the PhysX, Adaptive VSync, FXAA, Ambient Occlusion, transparency supersampling, great driver support, better game compatibility... and never wonder if you're missing out on something.
  7. 670 FTW, GTX 680 PCB :)
  8. dudewitbow said:

    Not much better than the 670 and almost $300 more.
  9. dudewitbow said:


    Yeah but it retails for $680. I wouldn't pay that for any card.
  10. 17seconds said:
    Not much better than the 670 and almost $300 more.


    the point in the review for is not the toxic 7970, but the doubled 7970 that was tested against reference 670(i think). Anyways offtopicwise, the toxic 7970 was designed to be a strong gpu that powers multiple screens at resolutions of 2560x1600((or heck if you are rich, 4096x2160). using the toxic at 1920x1080 would be a huge waste.
  11. so i should just go for the EVGA 670 FTW?
  12. all 3 are solid cards, you couldnt do wrong with picking any of the 3
  13. devazox said:
    so i should just go for the EVGA 670 FTW?

    Yes, but the Gigabyte Windforce is a viable option if cheaper.
  14. It's $10 more, but that small difference doesn't really matter to me. EVGA FTW it is!!
  15. The fact that the Gigabyte Windforce 670 is selling for the same price as a stock 670 makes it one of the best buys on the market.
  16. claysm said:
    The fact that the Gigabyte Windforce 670 is selling for the same price as a stock 670 makes it one of the best buys on the market.

    I, and several review websites also agree with that statement.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/54705-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-oc-review-20.html
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/33.html
  17. Me Gusta Warranty :3
  18. My last questions before i make my decision.

    Which one is the best OC card?
    Which one makes the least noise?
    And warranty, everyone says EVGA but they both have 3 years?
  19. I prefer this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685#top but they all are good i would just get the one you like the Asus one supposedly OC the best http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638#top but i would take that with a grain of salt if i were you i have seen my friends MSI N670 PE OC just as well.
  20. customer service
  21. and how about the normal asus 670, and OC it myself?
    which card is the best one to OC? EVGA FTW, Gigabyte or Asus normal?
  22. devazox said:
    What a choice I have to make.

    My thoughts were definitely the EVGA FTW 670.
    But since yesterday the 7970 has been lowered in price, and before that everyone said get yourself the EVGA. I don't really know what to do now.

    The cards mentioned all have the same price in my area, except for the EVGA which is $10 cheaper than the other two. But what is $10 on $400?

    Can you guys help me out which card to choose? Or wait with order? maybe another card? :)

    Thank you,
    devazox

    I just bought 2 EVGA GTX 670 FTWs and I'm amazed at how good they are. All of your choices are excellent. Pick what you want. Your decision will be fine.
  23. devazox said:
    and how about the normal asus 670, and OC it myself?
    which card is the best one to OC? EVGA FTW, Gigabyte or Asus normal?
    EVGA FTW because of customer service they all OC very well and pretty much the same
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