MSi 670 PE vs. EVGA FTW Signature 2


I was planning on ordering my graphics card today for my first build with original intentions to buy a 680 or 7970, but after looking into some benchmarks and with the fact that my monitor only supports 1600x900 at 60Hz, I realized the 670 would suit my fancy just fine.

I have been doing research on these cards for some time, and after narrowing it down to cards with factory overclocks (more potential for higher overclock ceiling) and custom coolers, I have to decide between these two.

The EVGA 670 FTW Sig2 is $420 with a $30 rebate ($390):

The MSi 670 PE is $374 with a $15 rebate ($360)

I had heard that the MSi was having overvolt issues about two months ago, but Newegg reviews from the past month have not shown any sign of this. Could anyone please clear this up as to whether or not this has been resolved?

If you can give me any advice it would be greatly appreciated, and if you would recommend another card over these (Gigabyte, Asus, etc.), please feel free to let me know. Thank you very much!
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  1. Actually, I ordered Gigabyte Windforce 3x GTX 670 recently and it preforms amazingly and quietly and it doesn't overheat at all. Its even the recommended buy in 2012 by Toms. However, if you prefer a more quiet one, go with the ASUS Direct CU2.

    But if you want the best customer service and support, go with EVGA.
    For the MSI, I actually don't like their products.

    Check out this article about 7 different GTX 670 cards and which one of them is the best to suite you.,3217.html

    Have a good luck!
  2. Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 got the approval award in the GTX 670 round in case you have much concern about these cards.

    MSI caught overvolting the power edition cards only. And there's nothing wrong with the EVGA, so pick the cheapest.
  3. The issues have been resolved now.
    Get MSI or Gigabyte.

    I wouldn't prefer Evga because they run Hotter than other cards. Thus give less room for Overclocking.
  4. Thanks for the quick replies! My only gripes with the Gigabyte and Asus versions are that they have relatively low clocks or those equal to stock.

    Also, I have heard that EVGA has great customer service.

    Should the factory clocks be something to be concerned about?
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