I'm building a new system and I'm fixing to get myself and SLI setup of 2xGTX 670's. I am leaning toward some EVGA cards, but I really am unsure, so I thought I would put it out to the community. Whats a good GTX670 to pick up? EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte? let me know what you think.
Also, if it helps, here is the motherboard and processor I'm thinking of getting as well. i7 3770k and the Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe. I am open to hear any suggestions on the mother board and processor as well! Thanks.
Oh! and those of you out there that are running sli/crossfire setups, any complaints on shutter, or input lag? I've read a little bit about that with the SLI/Crossfire setups, but it doesn't seem to be incredibly noticeable. I do play a lot of games like battlefiled 3 and other shooters.
EVGA has recently released a new revision of their GTX 670 called "FTW Signature 2". The most important change is the card's brand new dual-fan cooler promising solid cooling performance and low noise output. Clock speeds have been matched to that of the GTX 680, but i don't expect this card to perform like a GTX 680 due to its reduced shader count.
GIGABYTE's GTX 670 Windforce OC is a premium GTX 670 implementation. The card uses the exact same PCB as the NVIDIA reference design GTX 680, paired with GIGABYTE's own cooling solution. GIGABYTE has increased clocks of their card by a large amount to exploit their custom design as much as possible.
MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks.That would be a solid choice for the price imo they currently are going for $389.99 a piece that doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks but it's up to you.Here professional reviews to make you feel more at ease.These are all out dated though but that only means the performance is better now since there has been new drivers From best to worst from techpowerup
The others, which is still around $380, I do better get a 7970 instead.
Thanks for the advice refillable, I don't plan on using this rig for anything more than gaming. I was looking at the i5 3570k for a little while. I thought I would do the i7 3770k because it might last me a little further in to the future. But I'm open to opinions, do you think its not work spending the extra cash for the i7?
I looked at the 7970 a bit. Noticed that in some benchmarks/reviews it preformed better the the 670. However, I think I like the idea of the 670's more. I have a friend that has some Radeon cards and he recommended Nvdia because of driver issues. I don't know that I really would have many problems. But for whatever reason I'm just more comfortable buy the 670's, even at the cost of a few extra frames the 7970 would give me.
Here professional reviews to make you feel more at ease.
Thanks for the advice and reviews bigcyco1! I find myself leaning towards the GTX 670 Power Edition or the EVGA FTW Signature 2s. I'm going to do a little more research to see if there is something that can help me make up my mind, but your advice was very helpful! Thanks
the PNY card goes up to $370 now... No problem by the way.
I really want to point out that your friend is somewhat unlucky. My 7850 with a radeon driver (CCC) obviously doesn't have any problem. But I'd respect the choice you made and it's not bad either.
Actually I changed my mind. i7 is actually a better option. It has pretty much been announced that PS4 will use an 8-Core processor from AMD which makes games could utilize 8 cores in the future. Whether this is true or not, an i7 will let you survive in both possibility (literally ).