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Which GTX 670 should I buy?

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January 18, 2013 1:59:20 PM

The MSI PE is only £305 on scan. Is it worth paying £320 for the Asus DCII instead? Are there any other GTX 670s that I should consider? Last time I checked the best GPUs are MSI and Asus. MSI is pretty cheap compared to the rest.

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January 18, 2013 2:06:21 PM

I have the Gigabyte GTX 670. It's super quiet, and overclocked decently for me. If you like seeing low temperature numbers, this is a good card to consider.
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a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 2:12:44 PM

What overclock? Is this the 3-fan one?
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January 18, 2013 2:19:40 PM

MSI cards are always less expensive than cards from ASUS or Gigabyte while still maintaining good quality and performance. That's why I buy MSI cards and recommend them to other people. The GTX670 PE is a great card, based on reviews I've seen so far. It's cool and silent as well based on Guru3D and Hardware Canucks.
January 18, 2013 2:20:21 PM

I can't recall what the overclock was. I'm not at my home PC at the moment.

I'll admit that from what I've heard online, it's a bit of a lottery when it comes to this card. You could get one that OCs really well, or not so much. Regardless, it'll play nearly every game at 1080p at max settings at 60 fps on my PC. I've got a 3770k running at a lazy 4.2 GHz because quite simply I haven't had a reason to push it.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 2:24:31 PM

MSI Power Edition has best Cooling and Overclocking.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
January 18, 2013 2:30:41 PM


ASUS GTX 670 TOP = Silent.
MSI GTX 670 PE = Better Overclocking.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (ASUS 670 TOP OC)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6... (ASUS 670 TOP Overclocking)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6... (ASUS 670 TOP Temperature)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Temperature)

Pick which you care more about. Nothing is Perfect between those 2 card. If you care more about silent, I would choose ASUS, but if you care more about Overclocking, I would go for 670 PE. Both are Excellent card.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 3:34:02 PM

The PE is £305. The TOP is £370. Its pretty obvious which to go for right?
January 18, 2013 4:14:52 PM

In my opinion, a gtx 670 is not all that worth the money. If you going to blow $380 in a graphics card, you may as well save another $120 and go with the MSI GTX 680 Lighting Edition. For the price vs performance the 680 is the way to go.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 4:20:06 PM

MSI>Asus
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 4:22:20 PM

BigBAWZ said:
In my opinion, a gtx 670 is not all that worth the money. If you going to blow $380 in a graphics card, you may as well save another $120 and go with the MSI GTX 680 Lighting Edition. For the price vs performance the 680 is the way to go.



Actually there will not be any noticable difference the 670 and 680, unless you like to bench and overclock. The 680 is not worth the extra $120 it would be better to go for the 7970 instead for cheaper.
January 19, 2013 1:56:58 AM

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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 2:22:06 AM

Gigabyte has decent overclocking and noise, and comes pretty cheap. Asus GTX 670 is the probably the quietest GPU of its profile ever manifactured by man. It's absolutely ridiculous how it performs in terms of acoustics against its peers.

Now MSI cards are usually a tradeoff of sorts. They have good overclocking and very low noise levels, but they tend to come with a slightly heftier price tag.
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 2:37:24 AM

hizodge said:
Now MSI cards are usually a tradeoff of sorts. They have good overclocking and very low noise levels, but they tend to come with a slightly heftier price tag.


I don't know where you shop but in many sites (Newegg, Scan, Amazon, NCIX) I've seen (even on the local store in my country), MSI cards are cheaper than Asus. I'm not saying ASUS cards are bad, I'm just saying that they're generally and usually more expensive.
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 2:38:50 AM

^ +1
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 2:58:40 AM

Well I live in Europe and looking at some price comparison sites even the standard clock MSI cards cost more than Asus OC ones. Not to say anything about the 680 Lightning model which costs around 650€ or $865 USD versus $480 in the States. So I guess pricing here might be somewhat off...
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