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Msi gtx 670 PE vs EVGA gtx 590 classified

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November 29, 2012 7:43:54 AM

Hi, so im offered a slightly used EVGA gtx 590 classified for about the aqual of 620usd, and i'm also looking at the msi gtx 670 power edition new from the store for about 565usd (I live in Norway so ***'s expensive :p ) I know the gtx 590 outperforms the gtx 670 and even the gtx 680. I have the gtx 590 in my computer right now, the exact one im offered to buy from a friend, its working really well, but i've noticed it gets really hot, 85C at max load and the fans going on about 60-70%, i have a coolermaster haf 932 advanced with some extra fans besides the 4 stock ones so i don't have bad cooling :p  but with theese temps i wouldn't really overclock it pluss i've read that the gtx 590 doesn't really overclock anyways. Now the gtx 670 can overclock alot without getting high temps pluss it draws less power. So my questions are: could i overclock the gtx 670 PE to have eaqual performance to the gtx590 classified and what should i get?

my specs:
CM haf 932 advanced
motherboard: dont remember atm :p 
amd phenom ii x4 955 BE OC to 3,7 ghz (this will probably be the next ting to upgrade)
kingston hyperX 16gb 1600mhz
x2 5770 in crossfire/gtx 590 atm
corsair HX 750w psu
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a c 117 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 8:04:05 AM

all thing considered; temp, power consumption, overclocking, price/performance.

the 670 is better that the 590.
November 29, 2012 8:26:20 AM

thank for reply, that's what i'm thinking aswell, do you think i can overclock the 670 to performe aswell as the 590?
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November 29, 2012 8:36:35 AM

in average 590 should be about 10-20% faster, but i think this performance difference is not enough to justify almost 2x power consumption, which = more heat and noise http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/516?vs=598

well msi 670 pe should have more performance than stock 670 because high factory overclock and still it has decent overclocking headroom
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 8:54:51 AM

My 670's are good to be honest though i don't know if they fixed it or not i called tech one day and they told me there was nothing to fix that if my cards died within warranty they send me new ones free of charge then emailed me this link lol. Originally Posted by MSI
MSI Releases the statement for the test of GTX 660 Ti and GTX 670 from Tom's Hardware

MSI respects the result which is tested by Tom's Hardware, but we have much confidence and believe our products would not cause any customer RMA concerns.
Since MSI designs these custom products with overclocking in mind, we "supercharge" these cards because we're anticipating enthusiast to overclock. Because of this design decision and the higher component quality, we're able to provide more power to the board resulting in higher and longer GPU Boost operation without reducing the lifetime of the graphics card or warranty term.
MSI's all graphics cards including GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti passed strict test and stand behind our products with a 3 year warranty.

Source >> http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1482.html
November 29, 2012 8:55:22 AM

yep but remember that the EVGA gtx 590 is also factory overclocked
November 29, 2012 9:03:37 AM

hmm ye so i should go for the 670? im thinking that it will probably also drop in price when the 700 series realses and then i can buy another one to put in SLI if i need more grapichs power :) 
November 29, 2012 9:11:57 AM

do you have the msi power edition card?, could you write down the heaven settings so i can compare it to the 590 when i get home? :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 9:12:06 AM

Anonymous said:
all thing considered; temp, power consumption, overclocking, price/performance.

the 670 is better that the 590.
I agree with this
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 9:13:26 AM

FatNiko said:
do you have the msi power edition card?, could you write down the heaven settings so i can compare it to the 590 when i get home? :) 
Yes i will give me a few minutes ;) 
November 29, 2012 9:15:45 AM

thanks :D  you deleted the picture? would be awesome if you could aslo throw in temps fanspeed and please :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 9:34:09 AM

Well i wasn't stable because i just crashed that what took so long lol sorry here the settings

November 29, 2012 9:52:26 AM

ait thanks but that was with 2 cards? as it says in your specs?
November 29, 2012 10:17:31 AM

okei awesome thanks! :D 
November 29, 2012 1:13:25 PM

wutt, that's impressing i'm only getting avg fps: 54,9 score: 1383 min fps: 21,4 and max fps: 134,1 with the factory overclocked EVGA gtx 590 classified.
you ran the benchmark at 1080p right? :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
November 29, 2012 4:46:44 PM

Yes
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