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Should i get this version of 680 or go with 670

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October 5, 2012 10:06:44 PM

hey guys

i found this card http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AFZ0VQ/
anyone tried it ?

or i should go with 670 , and which brand is best? tell me best gtx 670 card please
don't just give me random answers , if you tested that card or using it tell me if you just found those information in some sites , may it won't be helpful

i am just confused because i want buy the card tomorrow and still don't know which card i should get.


thanks

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a c 92 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 10:09:08 PM

get a 670 since its cheaper.
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 10:20:11 PM

I work for a mom & pop type computer store i have tested many cards the Asus Top is the best 670/680 period.There is very little differences between them all the non reference ones tend to overclock better and run cooler
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a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 10:37:15 PM

True the 670s non-ref tend to OC @ the same. I like the EVGA cards because their customer service is top of the line. 24 tech support on cards, warranty that covers OCing if you burn up your card, & transferable warranty. Definitely the 670 is the better buy.
October 5, 2012 10:37:51 PM

hihihi
i still confused which 670 brand i should go with , i heard msi pe oc edition has problem , and the gigabyte x3 is not good card
so should i buy computer without card X_X or what
October 5, 2012 10:55:05 PM

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a c 539 U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 11:18:14 PM

Here's a review of the EVGA GTX 680 Signature 2:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/evga-...

It looks like a very good card. If you can afford the extra $100, then I would go for it. There is a performance difference over the GTX 670, even if it is small.

Quote:
"The GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature 2 features an improved power system and comes with increased GPU and memory clock rates which help it be an average 6-7% faster than the reference GTX 680. The high-efficiency and quiet cooler, numerous accessories and 3-year warranty should also be mentioned among its advantages."
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 11:57:02 PM

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Yeah, I agree. Some people on these forums are making a big deal out of the MSI situation. You have to keep in mind these forums are being overrun with AMD fanboys these days. Their hallmark is to try to exploit any angle they can, real or imagined, usually imagined. Don't fall into that trap.

By the way, did you know that: Kepler cards are severely bandwidth limited, PhysX sucks, Adaptive VSync sucks, Turbo Boost sucks, AMD no longer has driver problems, AMD cards are always better and faster than their Nvidia counterparts, AMD cards are better at AA, AMD cards are better at tesselation, AMD cards overclock a lot more than Nvidia cards, AMD cards are better at high resolutions, AMD cards are better at compute tasks, Crossfire scales better than SLI, AMD cards are more future proof, and that AMD cards are a better price-performance value?



If I may ask Matto are you a Fanboy?? You claim that AMD fanboys say this and say that, but you have alway stated the opposite meaning pro Nvidia everything. I have never seen you recommend an AMD gpu for starters, even now where AMD clearly has command of performance/price ratio. I am just baffled because you are very quick to point out a fanboy yet you seem convinced that you are neutral.
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 12:01:07 AM

Guys both make great cards like it or not
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 12:05:57 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Guys both make great cards like it or not


Exactly

Pretty much the deciding factor price/performance?
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 12:07:36 AM

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I was hoping you'd get a kick out of that. It's pretty much every single AMD fanboy response on every single thread that gets repeated over and over ad nauseum. Just don't ask me to do the same for the Nvidia fanboy responses, because those are naturally more well thought out and factual.



Nevermind you just answered my question
a c 539 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 12:35:29 AM

Guys, it's time to stop hijacking the thread.

The choice for me comes down to whether you can afford the 680 or not. The Signature 2 is 6-7% faster than the stock 680, which is in turn 6-7% faster than a stock 670. Of course, the 670 can overclock to 680 speeds, but then again the Signature 2 can overclock as well, in excess of 1200+ mhz. If you want top performance and can afford it, get the Signature 2. If you want to save some money, and still be happy, get one of the Asus GTX 670 DirectCU's.
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-GTX-670-DC2-2GD5-GTX...
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 12:46:30 AM

17seconds said:
Guys, it's time to stop hijacking the thread.

The choice for me comes down to whether you can afford the 680 or not. The Signature 2 is 6-7% faster than the stock 680, which is in turn 6-7% faster than a stock 670. Of course, the 670 can overclock to 680 speeds, but then again the Signature 2 can overclock as well, in excess of 1200+ mhz. If you want top performance and can afford it, get the Signature 2. If you want to save some money, and still be happy, get one of the Asus GTX 670 DirectCU's.
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-GTX-670-DC2-2GD5-GTX...
I second this and sorry about the other comments i will delete mine ;) 
October 6, 2012 1:47:14 AM

what about cooling, is evga sc2 would be good.
i am just thinking to get gigabyte 670 x3
i am just confused and want buy my computer tomorrow :( ((
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 1:52:20 AM

Both are very good are you planing to overclock hardcore if so get a non reference card it will run cooler
a c 539 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 1:56:02 AM

msallak1 said:
what about cooling, is evga sc2 would be good.
i am just thinking to get gigabyte 670 x3
i am just confused and want buy my computer tomorrow :( ((

If you check out the XBitLabs review, they do a thorough testing of the cooling and noise properties of the Signature 2.
October 6, 2012 2:29:49 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Both are very good are you planing to overclock hardcore if so get a non reference card it will run cooler


may i won't overclock, does overclocking damage the card?

and if i want put 2 gigabyte in sli in future will it give same fps as 690

i just want know why people don't prefer gigabyte , what issue with it

thanks
October 6, 2012 2:30:46 AM

17seconds said:
If you check out the XBitLabs review, they do a thorough testing of the cooling and noise properties of the Signature 2.

.no i didn't

i will check it out, and that site looks awesome, i think i will give it a look
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 2:37:48 AM

msallak1 said:
may i won't overclock, does overclocking damage the card?

and if i want put 2 gigabyte in sli in future will it give same fps as 690

i just want know why people don't prefer gigabyte , what issue with it

thanks
If you don't know what your doing yes you can damage the card even kill it sometimes lol and no two 670 would not out preform a 690 unless they were overclocked the reason i don't prefer gigabyte is the card feels cheap to me i don't like the way it's been made that doesn't mean it's a bad card i think personal experience differs from one brand to another thus why so many recommend different brand names they are all good though imo.I just prefer Asus,MSI,EVGA because i never had a bad experience with any cards i have owned from those company.
October 6, 2012 2:51:05 AM

bigcyco1 said:
If you don't know what your doing yes you can damage the card even kill it sometimes lol and no two 670 would not out preform a 690 unless they were overclocked the reason i don't prefer gigabyte is the card feels cheap to me i don't like the way it's been made that doesn't mean it's a bad card i think personal experience differs from one brand to another thus why so many recommend different brand names they are all good though imo.I just prefer Asus,MSI,EVGA because i never had a bad experience with any cards i have owned from those company.


than i think i would buy a good card and i won't overclock it, i will just buy second one if needed.
a c 539 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 2:52:40 AM

I learned a lot from this XBitLabs review which compares a bunch of GTX 660 Ti's. The point is that you can extrapolate about the GTX 670 versions, which are going to use the same coolers. In this review, the Gigabyte model was just behind the Asus DirectCU as having the most efficient and quiet coolers. The Asus DirectCU is the way to go though.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/asus-...
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 2:54:21 AM

17seconds said:
I learned a lot from this XBitLabs review which compares a bunch of GTX 660 Ti's. The point is that you can extrapolate about the GTX 670 versions, which are going to use the same coolers. In this review, the Gigabyte model was just behind the Asus DirectCU as having the most efficient and quiet coolers. The Asus DirectCU is the way to go though.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/asus-...
Reading it now thanks bud. ;) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 2:55:39 AM

msallak1 said:
than i think i would buy a good card and i won't overclock it, i will just buy second one if needed.
Sounds good. :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 3:02:31 AM

Well wait a minute i didn't mean to discourage you from overclocking.If you go by this you'll have no worries . http://www.overclock.net/t/1265110/the-gtx-670-overcloc... Try this tutorial, it goes over everything needed for GTX 670 overclocking, and takes into account that each chip is different.
a c 539 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 3:06:55 AM

msallak1 said:
than i think i would buy a good card and i won't overclock it, i will just buy second one if needed.

That's one advantage of a GTX 670/680, with Turbo Boost they take advantage of each game's unused power threshold and overclock automatically to maximize performance. It's virtually impossible to ruin your card through manual overclocking, since the card will adjust itself to stay within its power limits. Unless you have one of those defective MSI cards, like bigcyco has.
http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/graphics/nvidia-geforce-...
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 3:22:35 AM

17seconds said:
That's one advantage of a GTX 670/680, with Turbo Boost they take advantage of each game's unused power threshold and overclock automatically to maximize performance. It's virtually impossible to ruin your card through manual overclocking, since the card will adjust itself to stay within its power limits. Unless you have one of those defective MSI cards, like bigcyco has.
http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/graphics/nvidia-geforce-...
:pt1cable:  :lol:  my cards are the best 670's imo aside from Asus top!
a c 539 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 3:35:53 AM

bigcyco1 said:
:pt1cable:  :lol:  my cards are the best 670's imo aside from Asus top!

Believe me, I know. I'm seriously jealous. Oh well, GK110 can't be too far away.
October 6, 2012 4:38:48 AM

thanks for help

i will check out all threads tomorrow because it is 6:38 pm now
:) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 5:09:24 AM
October 6, 2012 5:39:54 AM

I would split the difference and buy a 7970. Less money than a 680, more power than a 670. Just sayin'
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 5:51:57 AM

I wasn't aware he was considering a 7970 where does he mention that in his post ? That's how fights start on TH it's best to stay on topic.
a c 539 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 6:17:14 AM

cobra5000 said:
I would split the difference and buy a 7970. Less money than a 680, more power than a 670. Just sayin'

Congratulations sir! You have won today's grand prize!
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 6, 2012 6:41:03 AM

17seconds said:
Congratulations sir! You have won today's grand prize!
:lol:  this forum is to much everybody likes to argue i don't get that :pfff: 
a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 8:18:02 AM

bigcyco1 said:
:lol:  this forum is to much everybody likes to argue i don't get that :pfff: 


Well I dont agree with that.............. LOL :D 
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