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February 11, 2013 1:14:05 PM

just want to ask if the reference design is good or not or what you think about it. (if people with reference 670 can share their thoughts about the card it is even better).

thanks for reading :) 

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February 11, 2013 1:25:04 PM

renz496 said:
just want to ask if the reference design is good or not or what you think about it. (if people with reference 670 can share their thoughts about the card it is even better).

thanks for reading :) 


I'll never buy a reference card. I'd recommend looking for cards that already come overclocked and have a good cooling setup. This helps guarantee that the card is at least above average (assuming it's not DOA).

For 670's I of course have to throw at you my own card, the Gigabyte Windforce 670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Galaxy 670:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or the EVGA FTW cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Look on Amazon for better prices and availability :D 
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February 11, 2013 1:28:44 PM

7970 refference is good ^^
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February 11, 2013 1:50:43 PM

Reference cards USUALLY have a slot blower cooler that exhausts out the back. GREAT for small cases that don't get a lot of interior airflow... much like my mini ITX case and my reference design EVGA GTX670 FTW. Crysis 2 makes it run the hottest and it never gets over 70C, which I would call hot, and there is VERY LITTLE airflow in my case.

The slot cooler's real design is 2 fold, it exhausts hot air out the back of the case, thus reducing the amount extra heat pumped into the case, and that is DEFINITELY true in my Cooler Master EP120 ITX case. My CPU temps dropped 2C when I installed this over my GTX460 downdraft cooler

Second, with the video card butted right up against case side, it makes better use of the little air it gets. IE, 70C sounds hot, and sure, in a big ATX case it would probably run 65C. But its still very acceptable, and that's at 98% utilization, if I have VSYNC on and its only running like 50% load, its only like 58C.

My aftermarket cooled GTX 460 and 560Ti both ran about 76C in the same setup.

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February 15, 2013 9:58:34 AM

sorry for the late reply. quite busy with real life lol.

TheMadFapper said:
I'll never buy a reference card. I'd recommend looking for cards that already come overclocked and have a good cooling setup. This helps guarantee that the card is at least above average (assuming it's not DOA).

For 670's I of course have to throw at you my own card, the Gigabyte Windforce 670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Galaxy 670:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or the EVGA FTW cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Look on Amazon for better prices and availability :D 



personally i preferred custom design card as well. for example i really like the cooler for MSI 670 PE and Asus 670 DCII. but here i just want to ask opinion about 670 reference design and not to compare reference vs custom pcb/cooler from AIB. in my country 670 (reference design) cost just a bit more than 7870.


alvine said:
7970 refference is good ^^


amd reference design always good. but they say the cooler are very noisy for the reference.

Anik8 said:
I don't know whether you have read this or not
the reference card seems cool to me according to this review.I also like its looks pretty nice.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-tes...


thanks for the link :) 

DryCreamer said:
Reference cards USUALLY have a slot blower cooler that exhausts out the back. GREAT for small cases that don't get a lot of interior airflow... much like my mini ITX case and my reference design EVGA GTX670 FTW. Crysis 2 makes it run the hottest and it never gets over 70C, which I would call hot, and there is VERY LITTLE airflow in my case.

The slot cooler's real design is 2 fold, it exhausts hot air out the back of the case, thus reducing the amount extra heat pumped into the case, and that is DEFINITELY true in my Cooler Master EP120 ITX case. My CPU temps dropped 2C when I installed this over my GTX460 downdraft cooler

Second, with the video card butted right up against case side, it makes better use of the little air it gets. IE, 70C sounds hot, and sure, in a big ATX case it would probably run 65C. But its still very acceptable, and that's at 98% utilization, if I have VSYNC on and its only running like 50% load, its only like 58C.

My aftermarket cooled GTX 460 and 560Ti both ran about 76C in the same setup.

Dry


thanks for your detail explanation. i can find reference 670 with reasonable budget just want to know if there is anything i should be worried using the reference card. 680 reference looks fine but 670 looks cheap lol. on the cooler part blower style cooler has it's advantage but personally i think nvidia better use cooler like the one they used with GTX460/GTX560 Ti so they can keep the pcb short.
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February 15, 2013 5:33:40 PM

for a single card setup just for gaming, I don't see a strong reason to buy a 680 over the 670. My 670 will overclock itself and get performance that is like within 1 or 2 frames of a stock 680, so save the money.

Unless you get a BIG BAD 680, or need it for some other reason, I don't think its worth the extra money JUST for gaming.

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