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Best GTX 670: EVGA FTW Sig2 vs. MSi PE vs. Gigabyte

Hello forums, my question is just as the title states.

Tonight, I was planning on ordering a gtx 670 and I can't decide which is the best one. I just realized I missed big savings on the EVGA card, as the deal ended yesterday :P, but if the card is worth the money I don't have a problem getting it.

I am leaning towards the MSi right now, but I have heard there was overvolting issues. Could anyone please clear up whether or not this problem has been fixed?

Also, how are each of these company's customer support?

Thank you very much for any advice you can give me on this topic!


Cards:

EVGA Signature2 (Total cost: $451)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130843

Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

MSi Power Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685
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  1. The problem has been fixed and I'd suggest the EVGA FTW.
  2. Thanks for the fast response. My only gripe with the EVGA one is that after shipping and tax, it ends up being $50 more than the MSi. (EVGA is $451, MSi is $401). Is it really worth that much more?

    Also, how does the Signature2 fan perform vs the Twin Frozr of the MSi?
  3. Apparently, you can get a GTX 680 for 400$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

    It'll perform a little better, of course. You'd have to OC that 670 in order to get similar performance.
  4. ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP - 10.0 rating (only card ever to get a 10.0)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html

    Gigabyte GTX 670 OC - 9.8 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/33.html

    MSI GTX 670 Power Edition Twin Frozr IV - 9.7 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/33.html


    Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream - 97 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_670_Jet_Stream/33.html

    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition - 9.6 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/33.html

    They didn't do the EVGA so.....

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-geforce-gtx-670-sc-review/23
    EVGA SC Boost Clock is 1046 out the box....stable at 1200 Mhz
    EVGA SC gets 3DMark Score of 8691 out 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-directcu-ii-top-review/23
    Asus TOP Boost Clock is 1137 out the box .... stable at 1280 Mhz
    Asus gets 3DMark Score of 9340 out 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 out 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
    ASUS GTX 670 TOP = Silent.
    MSI GTX 670 PE = Better Overclocking.

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/56546-msi-gtx-670-power-edition-oc-review-20.html (670 PE OC)

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/55270-asus-gtx-670-directcu-ii-top-review-20.html (ASUS 670 TOP OC)

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_top_review,23.html (ASUS 670 TOP Overclocking)

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_670_power_edition_oc_review,24.html (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_top_review,9.html (ASUS 670 TOP Temperature)

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_670_power_edition_oc_review,9.html (MSI 670 PE Temperature)

    What is my point the card you get will not be the card used in reviews my buddy has Asus 670 Top it overclocks better then my MSI 670 PE lol!All reviews claim different results so you cannot compare them just luck of the draw
  5. gamingboy said:
    Apparently, you can get a GTX 680 for 400$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

    It'll perform a little better, of course. You'd have to OC that 670 in order to get similar performance.


    That's awesome, but I was looking for a card with an aftermarket cooler over a reference type in case I decide to overclock.
  6. Best answer
    datguy88 said:
    That's awesome, but I was looking for a card with an aftermarket cooler over a reference type in case I decide to overclock.


    Well, my point was that you wouldn't need to overclock. As the performance is already as good or better than a overclocked 670.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1925/16/

    In best cases, the overclocked 670 gets about 2-4 FPS more than the stock 680. They are pretty much the same in gaming.
    The 680 does have more Cuda cores, so if you're doing video editing etc, it will benefit from that.
  7. Awesome, just thought more about it and I am gonna try to order the gtx 680 tonight!

    Thanks guys and good night!
  8. Best answer selected by datguy88.
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