I would look at the 7970 or 7950. just compare their performance. I think it is worth it to spend $70 less for barely any loss in performance. You can very easily overclock the 7950 past a 670 anyways. I mean an overclocked 670.
Dan thanks for the reply but in the past I've always had some issues with ATi cards in some form. So i tend to stay away from them now. I saw the benchmark comparison at Anandtech for those two cards...and it seems like there's a give and take with them. The 670 pulls ahead in some games and trails in some...however will 2GB be enough though? Thanks!
I'm using a GTX 670 by ASUS with the Direct Cu II cooler. It only takes 2 slots. It's the most quiet GTX 670 and the temperatures doesn't seem to go beyond 70 C while the fan is only spinning at 30%, I'm pretty impressed.
I'm gaming on 1080p as well, but I have to say that the 2 GB are already almost used up. Crysis 3 eats 1.8 GB same for Skyrim. Guild Wars 2 comes close as well. I'm actually worried that it might bottleneck my GPU in this year, with the new games coming out.
4 GB does seem appealing to me right now, if you were to go SLI and game on 2 or 3 screens then absolutely get 4GB.
2 Gigs is just fine for current games while still having tasks running on other screens. I run 4 screens, (EyeFinity + 1). The only time I've seen my card go over using 2 gigs of ram is when running games on multiple screens (5760x1080). I can easily game on one screen, play live tv on another, and hd video on another and normally dont go over 2 gigs of useage. While 2 gigs seems good for now, personally I would try to go for a card with 3 or above since I'm sure newer titles will eventually use more and more ram.
Well based on info I just read. 4gb might bottleneck. Also you owned ati when it was stupid. It got a lot better when it was bought out by amd. They are really good now. Better overclocks, better prices. You can get a card off better strength than a 670 4gb for over $100 less.