Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

EVGA GTX670 2GB FTW or GTX670 FTW+ 4GB

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 4, 2012 4:49:34 PM

So my EVGA GTX660Ti Superclocked edition is discontinued. I want to SLI with a new one in the future, but looks like it will be harder to get one now... I bought it from TigerDirect, and they are already NOT selling them anymore. Turns out my GTX660Ti is artifacting in Diablo 3. I already have a buyer that will pay $260 for it (he is fine with artifacts, and can RMA it himself), or I can RMA it to EVGA myself and hope they give me a new one that I can sell for more?

All in all I'm done with 660Ti and am going to upgrade to a GTX670. What would you guys chose? FTW or FTW+ edition?

I multibox 3-5x Diablo 3 at a time at 1920x1200 resolution, and plan on connecting to my 42" tv soon in the near future.

System Specs:
i5 3570k (not overclocked)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
16GB Corsair Vengeance LP
128 GB Samsung 830 SSD

What I want is future proof and for the damn card to not get discontinued so fast!

I did the math comparing both cards prices:

EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB:
$409.99
- 260.00 (sell gtx660ti)
- 10.00 Rebate
- 10.00 Instant
- 4% for CC cash back
+ 20.00 for backplate
- 30.00 (sell the borderlands 2 coupon)
no tax, free shipping

Total: $103.59


EVGA GTX670 FTW+ 4GB:
$469.99
- 260.00
- 20.00 Rebate
- 10.00 Instant
- 4%
+ 0.00 comes with backplate
- 30.00
no tax, free shippng

Total: $131.19

For my setup you guys think the FTW+ is worth the extra $27 over regular FTW edition? Or is it just overkill?
October 4, 2012 6:40:50 PM

BigMack70 said:
The 4GB vram is only useful if you'll be gaming in SLI at triple screen resolutions. If you won't be doing that, just stick to the 2GB card.


You couldn't use 4GB of VRAM. And toms did an article recently about a 6GB 7970 and it had no performance advantage. So its not worth it. Although for only $27 more its not that bad, but before 4gb is needed we will be a generation or 2 more advanced in GPU's and the architecture at that time will destroy this 4gb card. Stick with the 2GB.
m
0
l
Related resources
October 4, 2012 8:47:23 PM

if going to pay for the GTX 670 4GB FTW..
you might as well just get the GTX 680 instead.
not much difference in pricing with the sales + rebates for the 680.

just my opinion.
m
0
l
a b Î Nvidia
October 4, 2012 8:52:48 PM

If your plan is to run three monitor set up or two @ high res i agree with BigMack70 get the 4GB model
m
0
l
Anonymous
October 4, 2012 9:17:23 PM

Or have a 30" 2560 x 1600 display and play at all ultra settings like me, dont waste your money otherwise. Stick with the 2gb if your at 1080p.
m
0
l
October 9, 2012 12:37:58 PM

Best answer selected by john1988.
m
0
l
April 26, 2013 8:59:35 AM

Just to be clear, is there any need for 4GB of VRAM if gaming on only one monitor, even if it's 2560x1600 and Ultra settings? If the answer is 'yes' to a single card, would it be totally redundant in SLI? I'm replacing my Asus GTX670 TOP SLI (tired of instability issues & ineffective VBIOS update) and am considering 2 x 4GB EVGA GTX 670 FTW+. I suspect that might be a waste of money on a single screen, no matter how big. All opinions welcome.

Otherwise, I'd go for a single GTX690 or 2 x GTX670 2GB.
m
0
l
August 20, 2013 7:34:39 PM

I have the EVGA 670 FTW 2 GB and in the system properties and when you do a dxdiag it shows the card having 4 GB
m
0
l
!