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Which GTX 670 should I get?

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October 18, 2012 1:08:19 AM

I'm not too which GTX 670 to get. I plan to play in 1080p.

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD 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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 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=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would probably overclock the GPU, just maybe.
I heard EVGA has good customer support so I'm sorting leaning towards them.
Also, is there anywhere that sells the ASUS GTX 670 TOP? That card seems well.



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October 18, 2012 1:20:03 AM

EVGA FTW because it has the awesome 680 cooling and it has great preformance/overclocking potential and they have the BEST customer support
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October 18, 2012 1:23:03 AM

I like the EVGA FTW but most people that will come through here are gonna recommend the gigabyte or ASUS.. If it were me I'd either get the FTW or the PE. I know a guy who has a Power Edition and it maxed all his games (He has 2011 though)

NOTE: ASUS doesn't have a TOP edition yet I don't think
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October 18, 2012 1:27:40 AM

Rockdpm said:
I like the EVGA FTW but most people that will come through here are gonna recommend the gigabyte or ASUS.. If it were me I'd either get the FTW or the PE. I know a guy who has a Power Edition and it maxed all his games (He has 2011 though)

NOTE: ASUS doesn't have a TOP edition yet I don't think

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx670dc2t... they do have it but a weird thing is that if you go to the website that sells the card it comes up at an error for my so i don't know
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October 18, 2012 1:30:07 AM

devilofdeaths said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx670dc2t... they do have it but a weird thing is that if you go to the website that sells the card it comes up at an error for my so i don't know

Yea it looks pointless to buy a top since it still only comes with 2GB of vram..
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October 18, 2012 10:21:53 PM

So the GTX 670 FTW is my best choice then?
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October 18, 2012 10:50:05 PM

the evga ftw or the msi pe, both should give you roughly the same performance, but you can overclock the msi better. i would get whichever is cheaper, which usually is the evga ftw, but if you can find the msi on sale then id get that instead
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October 18, 2012 10:53:07 PM

no get the EVGA it is the best overall 670 and at a great price
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October 18, 2012 11:30:15 PM

Get the FTW, its a good and reliable card
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October 18, 2012 11:37:28 PM

One last question... should I get 2GB or 4GB version? Only $40 difference.
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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2012 11:46:23 PM

Not many games use 4Gb right now.. Besides unless you break some world record OC on a FTW... the 670 idc what model will never push high enough on its on to use up 4Gb unless you got 2-3 in SLI and running multiple monitors... AND i also know it will do 3-4 monitors on a single card but... the frame rates you get... not worth it. So get the 2Gb.
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October 18, 2012 11:48:26 PM

Best answer selected by brigittebeau.
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October 18, 2012 11:57:12 PM

Wow, well glad we were able to help you. If you have any further questions or concerns. Please make a thread and someone will assist you!. Thank you!
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October 19, 2012 12:01:52 AM

Thank you for all the help given :) 
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October 19, 2012 12:13:20 AM

On behalf of Toms your welcome
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October 19, 2012 1:41:44 AM

Here's some comparisons

Asus 670 TOP - 10.0 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

Gigabyte Windforce SC 670 - 9.8 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...

MSI Twin Frozr IV 670 - 9.7 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...

Palit Jetsteram 670 - 97 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_67...

Zotac AMP 670 - 9.6 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_67...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-geforce-gtx-670-sc-r...
EVGA SC Boost Clock is 1046 outta the box....stable at 1200 Mhz
EVGA SC gets 3DMark Score of 8691 outta the box and 9443 OC'd
Idle temp is 29C / load temp is 78C
Noise is 37 dBA Idle / 43 dBA under load

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-dire...
Asus TOP Boost Clock is 1137 outta the box .... stable at 1280 Mhz
Asus gets 3DMark Score of 9340 outta the box and 9839 OC'd
Idle temp is 30C / load temp is 72C
Noise is 37 dBA Idle / 38 dBA under load

That makes the Asus 7% faster outta the box than the EVGA SC, 6C cooler and almost 1/4 as loud under load (every 3 dBA is a doubling of sound level). The FTW is slightly faster than the SC, leaving the Asus model w/ just a 5% performance advantage
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