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MORE FRIGGIN 670 ISSUES.

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February 27, 2013 12:50:07 AM

Ok, so. I was playing planetside 2 earlier. I was fighting at the crown (of course -.-) and I noticed i was barely even pulling 30 fps. I JUST built this system and I've been having lots of problems with it. I figured, hey, it's probably just because I'm here at the crown in a 3 way battle with hundreds of people. So I went to warpgate. stayed inside, and looked straight into the ground. Barely hitting 50fps. turned everything as low as it can go, restarted, and did the same thing, and barely saw the high side of the 50's. WTF. This is the last straw. In ALT+F it shows what your biggest bottleneck is CPU/GPU, and I talked to a guy with the EXACT same build as me, and he said his always said CPU in green, and he never dropped below 50fps, and mine said GPU in yellow/orange. I'm so tired of this. I want to return My 670 and buy a 7970... Only issue is.. I don't know how! I've tried everything regarding performance. hyperthreading on/off, overclocking cpu, gpu, underclocking, a mix of the two, etc.. I don't know where to begin to return my gpu. I'm pretty sure it's been more than a month so I can't just return it straight to newegg. It's the standard EVGA GTX 670. 379.99 you can find it anywhere. I'll provide links if needed.

My sisytem: i7 3770k, EVGA GTX 670, 16GB RAM, ASRockZ77 Extreme3 LGA1155, Corsair CX 750M, WD BLUE 750GB HDD, Corsair C70 White.

Any links? How to's? Guides? Seriously lost here :x thanks.

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February 27, 2013 12:52:37 AM

http://www.evga.com/support/

if you were one of those people that were on top of things, you would have registered your card already on the site to make the process much easier.

Just say you got a bad card and it does not perform the same as with other cards
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February 27, 2013 12:53:08 AM

Yes, trade the 670 for a 7970, just because of ps2, which is a nvidia optimized game :ouch: 
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February 27, 2013 12:55:26 AM

How do I register my card?

Hey man it's not the only game I play, all my other games have been crazy low too.
Also i should be pulling more than 30fps -.-
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February 27, 2013 12:58:56 AM

Well there is tons of people saying GTX 670 preforms great almost same as GTX 680 and if OCed better then GTX 680 so it sounds you have a bad card and EVGA is rumored to be the best customer service ever so wont be a problem to get it replaced.
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February 27, 2013 1:01:23 AM

Yeah I'm submitting RMA info atm. Good thing I kept the box :) 

I use EVGA precision-x which overclocks it and downclocks it according to heat, and It never really goes below 1250mhz. and still low fps. so,
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February 27, 2013 1:02:03 AM

Also suggestions for what card to get on a 379.99? My parents are paying for shipping/a new card so budget is super strict.. even though I bought the card with my own money... sigh.
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February 27, 2013 1:05:22 AM

Ok. I got all the stuff done. "Expect 1-2 days" for them to get back to me. I really hope this turns out well. I still have 1002 days left on the default warranty and It's definitely a faulty card so this should go well :) 
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February 27, 2013 1:07:31 AM

Which temperatures you got with the card ? it might be throttling if it reaches certain temperatures, like more than ~70c.
Also which other games did you play and the fps ?
Did you had the latest nvidia drivers ?
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February 27, 2013 1:10:03 AM

I'm about to build mine this Saturday, so how is that CPU? I'm still between i5-3570k and i7-3770k so not 100% sure which one to get. I want it for games but I multitask a lot while playing at least 5 other programs running.
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February 27, 2013 1:13:46 AM

Nah temps are pretty good. never been over 55c. I only tested borderlands 2 and planetside 2, since none of my other games are very demanding. (mw2 / amnesia / a bunch of source based games) Also OMFG HOW AMAZING WOULD IT BE IF PLANETSIDE 2 RAN OFF THE SOURCE ENGINE OMFG I'D DIE.
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February 27, 2013 1:14:40 AM

Hey man I love mine. It's godly. Hyperthreading actually boosted FPS in all my games by 5 or 10. not really worth the extra 100$ though. If you live near a microcenter though, GET IT. worth it 10/10.


edit: at microcenter you can get it for 249.99 <including tax.
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February 27, 2013 1:17:03 AM

Thats where Im going saturday at Microcenter to buy all parts.
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February 27, 2013 1:19:19 AM

Yeah man grab the 3770k. other specs?
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February 27, 2013 1:26:38 AM

Also it might be the case of putting the card inside a 4x/8x slot instead of the 16x slot, also are you using beta drivers?
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February 27, 2013 3:30:00 AM

I'm using the newest drivers (It gives you a little notification like adobe flash player/java when they update) and I put it in the uppermost slot on my motherboard (ASRock Z77 Extreme4)
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February 27, 2013 3:31:38 AM

Also for some reason, just now PS2 locked itself at 1 fps. had to restart.
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February 27, 2013 8:57:25 PM

try running the system without the card(use the onboard graphics) if the onboard GPU, i also suggest to return the product to EVGA and ask for a new one. Hopefully you would have your product number
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February 27, 2013 9:26:32 PM

I took it out and packed it up for return. HD 4000 graphics are *_*_*_*_*PATHETIC*_*_*_*_*

Can't even max source.... but ATM I can't play any games on intel HD 4K graphics at all because when I launch, it's fine for a couple minutes, settings on low, you know, 80fps, but then it just freezes, and i cant tab out or ctrl+alt+dlt. only solution is to reboot. Tried Counterstrike: Source, Portal 2, Amnesia: The dark descent (great game btw A+), and a few other cheapy MW2 copy free to play games. they just freeze up and lock after about 30 seconds- a minute.

No matter, I'll have a new card soon... What card to get? Was thinking 7970 or 670.... I play planetside 2, ALOT, so the 50$ for that game that comes with an nVidia card would be put to lots of use, but I REALLY want crysis 3..... HMMM. IDUNNO XDDD Suggestions? I'm all for a 680, max budget is 450$, PREFERABLY LESS. Doubt you can find a 680 for less that 670$. Thanks thanks thanks. Also since I removed my 670 I've been having on and off coil whine.. De-dusted my system seamed to fix it for the most part.... But, just on another note, this has me super worried. When I took out my 670, the little thing on the right side of the X16 slot that holds the plastic tab on the end of the card in place just broke off. almost no resistance. I'm a pretty strong guy but it seemed like it just slid off, like weak metal does when you bend it over and over.. I'm not too worried as the slot is still 100% intact, but it is itching the back of my mind..
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February 27, 2013 9:34:29 PM

Get the 670 evga ftw signature 2 or gigabyte windforce 3x(670 gtx).
For ps2, nvidia cards are better for it, since it's a game powered by nvidia.
Also for Crysis 3, the 670 gtx is slightly better than the 7970(even though crysis 3 is an amd game) : http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/crysis_3_graphics_...
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February 27, 2013 9:41:47 PM

Got some planetside 2 benchmarks for me, and a link to the card? (preferably newegg)

thanks.
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February 27, 2013 9:48:53 PM

What kind of fps would I expect in ps2 in a huge battle, say at the crown, with one of those cards and a 3770k at 4.2 ghz?
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February 27, 2013 9:58:50 PM

That game is poorly optimized, there's no certain fixed quantity of fps that you'll get, even with high end cards.
There's a old benchmark here(i guess there was one, but it's old from beta) : http://i.imgur.com/uvlJ7.png
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February 27, 2013 10:03:36 PM

as long as it never drops below 45 I'm satisfied.... How does a 7970 do in comparison?
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February 27, 2013 10:05:54 PM

Like i said, there's no recent benchmarks, but if you'd seen that one, the 7970 performs worse than the 670, which not surprising, since it's a nvidia game.
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February 27, 2013 10:39:20 PM

Hmmm.. Any thoughts on a 680?
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February 27, 2013 10:43:00 PM

It's not worth paying the extra for a 680 gtx, the performance difference is negligible(specially with a non reference 670 gtx).
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February 27, 2013 10:53:17 PM

Can you be more specific when it comes to the differences in performance being negligible? every frame counts.
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February 27, 2013 11:01:24 PM

hmmm.... What If I overclocked it? 8D
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February 27, 2013 11:06:50 PM

Will still be about the same, you can also overclock the 670 gtx.
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February 27, 2013 11:35:30 PM

When I overclocked my previous 670 I only got ~2 fps from it o3o
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February 28, 2013 1:34:17 AM

well tiats. ;-; I don't know what to do. I think I'll waste 80 bucks on the 680 just to be safe..
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February 28, 2013 1:41:33 AM

Safe with what ? it's not like the 670 gtx will give low fps and the 680 gtx will give a huge boost.
By the contrary, it's a terrible value the 680 gtx compared with the 670 gtx.
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February 28, 2013 1:44:42 AM

Every frame counts.. if it's the difference between 40 and 45, I'll take it. Also the newest drivers gave more % per boost to the 680 than the 670. still really wanna get my meat wedges on Crysis 3 though...
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February 28, 2013 2:07:26 AM

that one is 470$^

thanks I think I might get the sig 2 or the 680, we'll see when I get this card returned. any other suggestions?
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February 28, 2013 2:10:48 AM

Yes, i was counting the rebates, well besides those, only from amd, like the 7970, but since you're into ps2, just get either of one of those two.
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February 28, 2013 2:14:01 AM

Whaddya' think about 670 FTW?
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February 28, 2013 2:21:23 AM

Yes, it's a good card, though, i'd get the 670 gtx with a dual fan cooling system if your case has good airflow.
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February 28, 2013 2:26:36 AM

My case is the Corsair C70 Arctic white. It has 2 front fans, and 1 back fan. I did cable managing really well, took like 2 hours. so my air flow is pretty good.

Do me a solid and just link me to the card I should get xD
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February 28, 2013 2:29:17 AM

I already linked a few, the gigabyte 670 windforce 3x, the 670 evga signature 2, 680 windforce 3x.
It's up to you to decide.
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February 28, 2013 2:32:37 AM

Gimme 1 if I have to decide It'll be a year before I get this thing up and running xc
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February 28, 2013 2:47:38 AM

SWEET HOLY GOD I WANT CRYSIS 3 SO BAD... screw it I'm drawing from a hat..
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February 28, 2013 3:06:22 AM

You can't go wrong with neither, did you already purchase crysis 3 ?
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February 28, 2013 3:32:59 PM

No, it comes with the 7970.. allofmywant.

Still undecided xc
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