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What gtx 670 should i get?

Hey guys,
so i want really good fps on my games like bf3, crysis 2, skyrim, minecraft ETC
I was looking at the gigabyte gtx 670 wndforce oc. Is there similar card that is just as quiet and just as cool in temps? I was looking at the Zotac 670 AMP! edition, and the Asus gtx 670 directcu ii TOP. Which one is the best for fps and for acoustics and temps :)
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  1. Before saying anything, why don't you tell us your full specs first?
    CPU? RAM? Mobo? PSU? Monitor? Budget?
  2. Bayman115 said:
    Hey guys,
    so i want really good fps on my games like bf3, crysis 2, skyrim, minecraft ETC
    I was looking at the gigabyte gtx 670 wndforce oc. Is there similar card that is just as quiet and just as cool in temps? I was looking at the Zotac 670 AMP! edition, and the Asus gtx 670 directcu ii TOP. Which one is the best for fps and for acoustics and temps :)

    Try the mso gtx 670 power edition or evga gtx 670 FTW
  3. Well first thing off the bat is that you need to have an already well-managed airflow system in your case to begin with, because those are all GPUs with aftermarket coolers that intake and exhaust the air it uses inside the case. These coolers are not as forgiving when it comes to bad airflow, compared to blower fans which just exhaust heat straight out the case.

    However, if you do already have a great airflow system working in your case, then the differences in accoustics and temps would be insignificant. They all have gargantuan heatsinks and heatpipes coupled with beastly fans. You really can't go wrong with either.
  4. TheTrueGamer said:
    Well first thing off the bat is that you need to have an already well-managed airflow system in your case to begin with, because those are all GPUs with aftermarket coolers that intake and exhaust the air it uses inside the case. These coolers are not as forgiving when it comes to bad airflow, compared to blower fans which just exhaust heat straight out the case.

    However, if you do already have a great airflow system working in your case, then the differences in accoustics and temps would be insignificant. They all have gargantuan heatsinks and heatpipes coupled with beastly fans. You really can't go wrong with either.

    the evga gtx 670 FTW exhausts air out the back of the case. for that card airflow isnt very important
  5. ASUS DCUII TOP. Yes, others are true, make sure everything supports your card.
  6. TheTrueGamer said:
    Well first thing off the bat is that you need to have an already well-managed airflow system in your case to begin with, because those are all GPUs with aftermarket coolers that intake and exhaust the air it uses inside the case. These coolers are not as forgiving when it comes to bad airflow, compared to blower fans which just exhaust heat straight out the case.

    However, if you do already have a great airflow system working in your case, then the differences in accoustics and temps would be insignificant. They all have gargantuan heatsinks and heatpipes coupled with beastly fans. You really can't go wrong with either.

    I have the haf-x the airflow is very good
  7. wa1 said:
    Before saying anything, why don't you tell us your full specs first?
    CPU? RAM? Mobo? PSU? Monitor? Budget?

    Mobo: Asrock x79 extreme 7
    CPU: i7 3820
    Ram: 16gb 1600mhz corsair vengeance ( I know it's overkill )
    GPU: ?
    Case: Coolermaster haf x nvidia edition
    Psu: Corsair hx750
    Cooler: corsair h100
    HDD: 1tb caviar black
    Opd: asus 24x DVD/rw
    Monitor: benQ xl2410t
    Budget: not a problem at the moment
  8. MSI PE edition is quiet expensive. I would go with that or the Evga 670 ftw.
  9. TechPoweUp gives the 670 TOP an 10.0 rating, the only 10.0 rating ever
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html


    Quote :


    Overall the ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU II is the best card I ever tested.I simply can't find anything wrong with it.
  10. selayan said:
    MSI PE edition is quiet expensive. I would go with that or the Evga 670 ftw.

    msi power edition expensive? the reference gtx 670 is 400$ and the msi one is 410$ : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685&Tpk=gtx%20670%20pe
  11. I would be all over that Asus TOP for its high factory overclock, cool temps, and really, really quiet fans. In my opinion, when all's considered, that's probably the best video card on the market, bar none.
  12. Hmm I didn't notice it went down. Last time I checked it was 439..thanks! And the TOP models have not been out for a long time. Are they back?
  13. selayan said:
    Hmm I didn't notice it went down. Last time I checked it was 439..thanks! And the TOP models have not been out for a long time. Are they back?

    ^^ newegg does not have the asus TOP version, they have the regular one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637


    Tigerdirect has the top version but the price is high!
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3907689&CatId=7387
  14. Quote : MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.TechPoweUp gives The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition an 9.7 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/
  15. bigcyco1 said:
    Quote : MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.TechPoweUp gives The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition an 9.7 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/

    Its only $410 on newegg.com
  16. MSI is the worst brand in the world dont go there

    Something with a reference cooler and stock speeds - because they are far more reliable, keep there shape and extract the heat from the case
  17. apache_lives said:
    MSI is the worst brand in the world dont go there

    What?
  18. OP:
    Well I would go with the ASUS version if those two are your only choice. But if the MSI PE is also an option, I will go with the MSI instead.
  19. well i dont know about msi, i believe its actually good tough i had msi motherboard and the system with p4 and radeon 9700 pro was really unstable and i was getting instant restarts. i guess it could bee cause of 400w psu tough ... then 2.5 years ago i no longer could stomach it so i bought new midrange system and been playing till today on it

    personnely i would go with msi 670 power edition if you dont intend to use multimonitor setup

    best
    revro
  20. bigcyco1 said:
    Quote : MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.TechPoweUp gives The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition an 9.7 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/

    Yea the Msi card is good, but techpowerup gave the gigabyte card a 9.8 making it 0.1 rating better :) hahaha they're pretty much the same...
  21. Bayman115 said:
    Yea the Msi card is good, but techpowerup gave the gigabyte card a 9.8 making it 0.1 rating better :) hahaha they're pretty much the same...

    The gigabyte card has a BLUE pcb. if you dont care about that, then that is an option too.
    I would not choose the gigabyte card as i HATE blue pcb's
  22. timarp000 said:
    The gigabyte card has a BLUE pcb. if you dont care about that, then that is an option too.
    I would not choose the gigabyte card as i HATE blue pcb's

    Yea alot of people complained about that but honestly I really don't care! In my case you won't see it anyway
  23. Bayman115 said:
    Yea alot of people complained about that but honestly I really don't care! In my case you won't see it anyway

    I would still go with the 670 PE :).
  24. Sadly, there is no ASUS DCII TOP anymore.
  25. refillable said:
    I would still go with the 670 PE :).

    i would go with an asus 690 if i could afford it!
  26. Bayman115 said:
    i would go with an asus 690 if i could afford it!

    Oh so I missed the point. You can't get MSI PE? Get the ASUS DCUII (non TOP) and overclock it to the 'TOP' level.
  27. All the newegg reviews I read about Asus said they were bad. One guy had to RMA his card, they sent him the same card back, not fixed. This has happened to others too. Asus is usually a good brand though.

    The gigabyte is longer and stays cooler. Its not that bad and requires a 6x8 pin connection so it could possibly dray more power. It has a slight lower clock than the ftw.

    Get something with similar clocks as the ftw and make sure it fits lol.

    The asus non top models have a locked memory or voltage so they can't be overclocked that much. The overclocking to the max is what made them problematic.
  28. Just read these end-user OC results from Overclock.net:

    Gigabyte Overclocks

    Same card, too long only the last 90ish have useful information

    MSI PE Overclocks

    EVGA FTW Overclocks


    ASUS DCII 670 Top Overclocks

    I could save you the time and give you my conclusion reading through all these and the 1.3Ghz+ OC result tally:

    There is no difference in between these card's probablity to reach a stable 1.3Ghz+ OC that can't be explained by just Silicon lottery luck which is not entirely in the manufacture's control.

    So instead of focusing on which factory OC card have a higher factory OC and should/could reach the best OC result, you should focus more on which card runs quieter/cools better/cost less(hint: the answer is Gigabyte Windforce 3X for all 3, ASUS Top use to beat it in the first 2 but now it is out of stock).
  29. refillable said:
    Oh so I missed the point. You can't get MSI PE? Get the ASUS DCUII (non TOP) and overclock it to the 'TOP' level.

    i'll prob just go sli gigabyte windforce
  30. Go ahead.
  31. Happy with my EVGA FTW. Could OC a bit more compared to some others I have seen, but that's hardly a show stopper.
  32. refillable said:
    What?
    gotta ignore the non sense! :pt1cable: ;)
  33. sherlockwing said:
    Just read these end-user OC results from Overclock.net:

    Gigabyte Overclocks

    Same card, too long only the last 90ish have useful information

    MSI PE Overclocks

    EVGA FTW Overclocks


    ASUS DCII 670 Top Overclocks

    I could save you the time and give you my conclusion reading through all these and the 1.3Ghz+ OC result tally:

    There is no difference in between these card's probablity to reach a stable 1.3Ghz+ OC that can't be explained by just Silicon lottery luck which is not entirely in the manufacture's control.

    So instead of focusing on which factory OC card have a higher factory OC and should/could reach the best OC result, you should focus more on which card runs quieter/cools better/cost less(hint: the answer is Gigabyte Windforce 3X for all 3, ASUS Top use to beat it in the first 2 but now it is out of stock).
  34. I still like the Evga FTW over all those. The Gigabyte looks decent too. I didn't see much on the MSI PE browsing all the forum posts. In all, they are kind of similar.
  35. Best answer
  36. TechPowerup Gigabyte Windforce 3X OC review=9.8

    TechPowerup MSI PE review=9.7









    Take your pick, I prefer the cheaper one and don't want to be bothered with rebate, hence Gigabyte.
  37. Yeh I don't really like the rebates either. If I don't find the evga ftw model anymore that is most likely what I will go with.
  38. GPU Temperature Comparison
    Idle Load
    ZOTAC GTX 670 AMP! 35°C 70°C
    NVIDIA GTX 670 37°C 82°C
    ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II 38°C 74°C
    Palit GTX 670 JetStream 30°C 75°C
    NVIDIA GTX 680 45°C 85°C
    ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II 33°C 70°C
    AMD HD 7970 45°C 78°C

    Maximum Overclock Comparison
    Max. GPU Clock Max. Memory Clock
    ZOTAC GTX 670 AMP! 1150 MHz 1890 MHz
    NVIDIA GTX 670 1100 MHz 1760 MHz
    ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II 1110 MHz 1890 MHz
    Palit GTX 670 JetStream 1120 MHz 1750 MHz
    NVIDIA GTX 680 1147 MHz 1833 MHz
    ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II 1207 MHz 1766 MHz
  39. Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 For $331 shipped AR w/ Borderlands 2 not sure if that is a bad card or not but i just thought i would pass the info along lol anyway good luck!


    Newegg has Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card (67NPH6DV5ZVX) + Borderlands 2 Game Coupon (added to cart automatically) for $390 - 10% off promo code HARDOCPX822B - $20 rebate = $331 with free shipping.
  40. I see one that is 429 and rebate. The regular with lower clock of 980Mhz is $399. I don't see why the other galaxy model is $442.. weird.
  41. Hmmm good question from what i have read EVGA has announced several different GTX670 cards.The main differences as far as i have heard :

    1. Reference model

    2. Superclocked: An additional 5 variants of this model. Standard SC, SC + Backplate, SC Signature, SC Signature + Backplate and SC Signature 2. Signature Edition will have 8+6 pin power connectors and 5 phase VRM. Signature 2 will go one step further and have a dual fan cooler.

    3. FTW: 2 variants, a 2GB version and 4GB version, each with 8+6 pin power connectors and 8 phase VRM and the same cooler as the SC versions. 4GB version will have a backplate.

    4. Classified: 4GB memory, 8+8+6 pin power connectors, 14 phase VRM, OC Bios.

    5. Standard version same as SC Signature air cooled. Classified version same as Classified air cooled.
  42. The one for $399 at tigerdirect I bet is the LE FTW edition. So many variations for the same card to be honest. I'm unsure to get the Roswill blackhawk case now or get the card first, try to run it in my Challenger and then if it does not fit, get the new case.

    I hate deciding, on top of all that I'm in a middle of a move so its hard to keep tabs on deals and such lol.
  43. selayan said:
    The one for $399 at tigerdirect I bet is the LE FTW edition. So many variations for the same card to be honest. I'm unsure to get the Roswill blackhawk case now or get the card first, try to run it in my Challenger and then if it does not fit, get the new case.

    I hate deciding, on top of all that I'm in a middle of a move so its hard to keep tabs on deals and such lol.


    The LE models are made from Chips that didn't make the cut for the real FTW models, basically how much farther it can boost beyond the stock model is limited. You can look it up on Overclock.net to see EVGA reps say the same thing I just said.
  44. sherlockwing said:
    The LE models are made from Chips that didn't make the cut for the real FTW models, basically how much farther it can boost beyond the stock model is limited. You can look it up on Overclock.net to see EVGA reps say the same thing I just said.
    lol nice find i just read about it about ten minutes ago
  45. lol i hear you been there done that it's dam frustrating i know
  46. Well I never considered the LE model anyway. I would rather get stock than that. Its crazy how all these cards are so close, even the top models too. Makes it hard, before it used to be like you want the highest, get this top model. If you wanted the next level down, you got that and didn't need to worry about comparing other brands (Amd variations) and other criteria.
  47. Personally i would only consider buying three of the many 670's 1.Asus Top 2.MSI PE 3. EVGA FTW sure the others are not at all bad choices but for me i am stubborn and it would be one of those three or none at all ahahaha if your not as picky i would say flip a coin and pick
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