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EVGA 670 FTW vs GIGABYTE 670 WF3 vs ASUS 670-DC2 non top

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December 18, 2012 4:57:36 AM

So I'm having a hard time deciding what version of the gtx 670 I want to get for my almost finished build. I have all the parts except for the video card. I've narrowed it down and just need a little push towards one of them. Can you guys point me in the right direction? Also, if you own one of the cards I list below, can you tell me about your experience with it?

First my specs :

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155
Memory - Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM
SSD - Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Case - Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower
Power Supply - SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive - Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor - Dell U2312HM 23.0" (Eventually want to get two more)

Now the cards I want to choose from :

EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've heard good things about the EVGA FTW cards. They overclock well but had higher temps/noises. The new cooler on the signature 2 looks like it should get rid of the heat issue. I can't seem to find any review or benchmarks on this card, can anyone who has this card provide some insight?

EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only reason I'm thinking of getting a 4GB card is because I eventually want to have three of the monitors listed above, and to be able to game at a higher resolution. The extra VRAM would help with that correct? Another reason I have to get a 4GB card is that I might SLI in the future. I know VRAM doesn't stack but having the extra VRAM would be better than using two 2GB cards in SLI correct?

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-4GD GeForce GTX 670 4GB or GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The reason I chose is because it was near the top of the benchmarks I was looking at and they ran fairly cool because of the windforce 3x cooler. How's the "overclockability" on these cards? Is it basically luck of the draw?

ASUS GTX670-DC2-4GD5 GeForce GTX 670 4GB or ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was originally set on one of these until I read many review on the instability and RMAs on these. I was browsing the overclock.net 670's owners club, and many people who have bought this version of the 670 have said that the only thing this card has going for it is the cooler. When it works, it's amazing, but there have been too many incidents where they've had to continously RMA it.
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If you had any other suggestions on cards that weren't in this post, I'm definitely open to listening. Also, if anything I said was wrong or a myth, please call me out on it haha. Thanks for the help guys, greatly appreciate it!
December 18, 2012 12:19:57 PM

maybe you should wait 6 months, the 7xx serie is not far away and you are dropping a lot of money on it
i have 3gb evga 660ftw card and was able to get vram to 1976mb usage in heavilly moded and enbed skyrim with high texture pack. but since the diff is only 20bucks on one, go for it :)  and you are set for 3-5 years even for 3 monitors. consoles are in development but they will have 1-2 yo hw anyway so consolification will be problem for pc in years to come

best
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February 14, 2013 11:21:36 PM

AimerPaddle said:
So I'm having a hard time deciding what version of the gtx 670 I want to get for my almost finished build. I have all the parts except for the video card. I've narrowed it down and just need a little push towards one of them. Can you guys point me in the right direction? Also, if you own one of the cards I list below, can you tell me about your experience with it?

First my specs :

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155
Memory - Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM
SSD - Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Case - Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower
Power Supply - SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive - Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor - Dell U2312HM 23.0" (Eventually want to get two more)

Now the cards I want to choose from :

EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've heard good things about the EVGA FTW cards. They overclock well but had higher temps/noises. The new cooler on the signature 2 looks like it should get rid of the heat issue. I can't seem to find any review or benchmarks on this card, can anyone who has this card provide some insight?

EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only reason I'm thinking of getting a 4GB card is because I eventually want to have three of the monitors listed above, and to be able to game at a higher resolution. The extra VRAM would help with that correct? Another reason I have to get a 4GB card is that I might SLI in the future. I know VRAM doesn't stack but having the extra VRAM would be better than using two 2GB cards in SLI correct?

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-4GD GeForce GTX 670 4GB or GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The reason I chose is because it was near the top of the benchmarks I was looking at and they ran fairly cool because of the windforce 3x cooler. How's the "overclockability" on these cards? Is it basically luck of the draw?

ASUS GTX670-DC2-4GD5 GeForce GTX 670 4GB or ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was originally set on one of these until I read many review on the instability and RMAs on these. I was browsing the overclock.net 670's owners club, and many people who have bought this version of the 670 have said that the only thing this card has going for it is the cooler. When it works, it's amazing, but there have been too many incidents where they've had to continously RMA it.
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If you had any other suggestions on cards that weren't in this post, I'm definitely open to listening. Also, if anything I said was wrong or a myth, please call me out on it haha. Thanks for the help guys, greatly appreciate it!






I am actually in your position, I am also trying to figure out which GPU I should get for my build and the list of GPUs that you have above are the same ones that I observed, but I don't know which one to pick. You made a good point of having 4GB of Ram the GPU for multiple monitors so, if you do purchase a GPU with more ram(4GB) then you don't need to SLI the cards...my opinion, so that's why I want a Nvidia card with more RAM, but once again I don't know which one to pick. These is my list of GPUs to decide:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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