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Seven GeForce GTX 670 Cards, Benchmarked And Reviewed
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As you can see, Nvidia's reference design on the far right is the only board in this round-up based on that design. Everyone else used different coolers, core clock rates, and, in a few cases, memory clock rates.


Asus
Gainward
Galaxy
Palit
Gigabyte
Zotac
Nvidia
CUDA Cores
1344
Texture Units
112
ROPs
32
GPU Clock
1059 MHz
1006 MHz
1006 MHz
1006 MHz980 MHz
1098 MHz
915 MHz
Boost Clock
1137 MHz
1085 MHz
1085 MHz
1085 MHz1059 MHz
1167 MHz
980 MHz
Pixel Fill Rate
29.7 GPix/s
28.2 GPix/s
28.2 GPix/s28.2 GPix/s27.4 GPix/s
30.7 GPix/s
25.6 GPix/s
Texture Fill Rate 118.6 GTex/s
112.7 GTex/s
112.7 GTex/s
112.7 GTex/s109.8 GTex/s
123 GTex/s
102.5 GTex/s
Memory Clock
1502 MHz
1527 MHz
1502 MHz
1527 MHz1502 MHz
1652 MHz
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
192.3 GB/s
195.5 GB/s
192.3 GB/s
195.5 GB/s
192.3 GB/s
211.5 GB/s
192.3 GB/s
Memory
2 GB GDDR5
Die Size
294 mm²
Transistors
3.54 Billion
Power Connectors
6 + 6-pin
6 + 6-pin
8 + 6-pin6 + 6-pin8 + 6-pin6 + 6-pin
6 + 6-pin
Street Price
$430
Not Available$440Not Available$400
$440
$400


Pricing and Availability

It's difficult to keep a sharp bead on graphics card prices; they move every day, it seems. The best we could do here was check availability the day before this story went live in the U.S. and take a quick snapshot of the prices.

Nobody seems to have the Gainward or Palit cards in stock, meaning they're really only here for exhibition, since you can't get your hands on them even if you wanted to. One of the other models currently sells for the same $400 Nvidia charges for its reference design, while the other three cost notably more. We're just happy that the GeForce GTX 670 launch wasn't a predominantly paper-oriented affair like GeForce GTX 680, with miniscule quantities trickling out from Nvidia's board partners. Many of these models appear to be readily available, in contrast.

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    LonelyMan , June 29, 2012 4:31 AM
    Where is the msi gtx 670 power edition?
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    FormatC , June 29, 2012 4:53 AM
    Quote:
    Where is the msi gtx 670 power edition?
    The roundup was published in German on May 22, 2012:
    http://www.tomshardware.de/Nvidia-Geforce-GTX-670-Roundup,testberichte-241027.html

    Sorry, but at this time (and 4 weeks later too) MSI was unable to deliver one of this cards. When MSI starts so late with this cards, then this is not our fault. ;) 
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  • 14 Hide
    LonelyMan , June 29, 2012 4:31 AM
    Where is the msi gtx 670 power edition?
  • 0 Hide
    zerokontrol , June 29, 2012 4:34 AM
    Typo on conclusion. "not to loud on loud." That would be the Gigabyte card.
  • 3 Hide
    user 18 , June 29, 2012 4:50 AM
    On the Gigabyte card's page:

    Quote:
    During the course of our testing, we effortlessly set this card to run at 1059 MHz, so we're not sure why Gigabyte held back so much. During testing, we overclocked this card to 1059 MHz quite easily, so we are somewhat surprised by the conservative factory overclock.


    This seems to be saying the same thing twice. Error, or am I missing something?
  • 2 Hide
    hellfire24 , June 29, 2012 4:50 AM
    hey man,where's MSi Twinfrozer IV OC edition?
  • 10 Hide
    FormatC , June 29, 2012 4:53 AM
    Quote:
    Where is the msi gtx 670 power edition?
    The roundup was published in German on May 22, 2012:
    http://www.tomshardware.de/Nvidia-Geforce-GTX-670-Roundup,testberichte-241027.html

    Sorry, but at this time (and 4 weeks later too) MSI was unable to deliver one of this cards. When MSI starts so late with this cards, then this is not our fault. ;) 
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    monkeymonk , June 29, 2012 4:57 AM
    Please do this with the 680s
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    user 18 , June 29, 2012 4:59 AM
    Also, the second chart on the 'Sound Level and Temperature: Overclocked' page is missing the 'Mhz' label on the speed for the Palit card. It should read '1059 Mhz', while it reads only '1059'.
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    LonelyMan , June 29, 2012 5:10 AM
    I'd like to see one for the 680s too, in which the 680 classified and lightning will be present, including others. :D 
  • 5 Hide
    hellfire24 , June 29, 2012 5:14 AM
    please also do battlefield 3 benchmark!
  • 1 Hide
    erunion , June 29, 2012 5:24 AM
    I've been waiting for this review.
  • 0 Hide
    xxplosiv88 , June 29, 2012 5:44 AM
    So glad I bought the ASUS GTX 670 2 weeks ago now :) 
  • 3 Hide
    FormatC , June 29, 2012 5:56 AM
    Quote:
    please also do battlefield 3 benchmark!
    All cards were tested for our charts too (with BF3). Please wait a little bit, our team will update this results soon. :) 

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    FormatC , June 29, 2012 6:09 AM
    My phone shows me the right content :D  iPhone? :D 
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    fantastik250 , June 29, 2012 6:09 AM
    Love the video's on the graphic card sounds.

    I am wondering, if it would make any difference for sound if the video card's fans were pointing down, instead of pointing at the side. Or if the fan's sound profile, would change because of the orientation of the card.
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    mayankleoboy1 , June 29, 2012 6:37 AM
    there have been some reports and rumours that retail 670/680 are achieving much less overclock/boost than the review samples.

    can you take a look at that?
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    manwell999 , June 29, 2012 7:30 AM
    "Rather, we suspect a driver problem. There doesn't seem to be any other explanation."

    Tired of this kind of selection bias where any aspect that is subpar is dismissed as a driver issue. Another explanation is the spec sheets are misleading or the conclusions you have about what to expect from extra hardware capacity are wrong.
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    keigo_kanzaki , June 29, 2012 8:13 AM
    I would like to read GTX 680 comparison too, and using PCIE 3.0 spec :) 
  • 6 Hide
    hellfire24 , June 29, 2012 10:21 AM
    Quote:
    All cards were tested for our charts too (with BF3). Please wait a little bit, our team will update this results soon. :) 


    thanks man,team toms FTW!
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    Anonymous , June 29, 2012 11:07 AM
    Hmm... no EVGA ? :( 
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