Seven GeForce GTX 670 Cards, Benchmarked And Reviewed

Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Reference Card

Much has been written about the all-plastic design of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 670 and its cooler, a simplified, cost-optimized version of what the GeForce GTX 680 uses, in addition to the compromises that come from those decisions. Although it's certainly louder than GeForce GTX 680, this card is still quieter than AMD's modern reference boards.

We're including it for two reasons. First, cards based on the reference implementation are perhaps the most widely available. That can't be said as definitively for the factory-modified models. Second, owing to the identical dimensions and mounting holes, aftermarket air and even water coolers are available for this PCB, allowing enthusiasts to tune the cooling performance of the cheapest GTX 670s to their individual tastes.

The stock core clock is a modest 915 MHz with a 980 MHz GPU Boost rating. But even reference cards can be overclocked, as we will describe in more detail.

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  • Where is the msi gtx 670 power edition?
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  • 778355 said:
    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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  • Where is the msi gtx 670 power edition?
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  • Typo on conclusion. "not to loud on loud." That would be the Gigabyte card.
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  • On the Gigabyte card's page:

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    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?
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  • hey man,where's MSi Twinfrozer IV OC edition?
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  • 778355 said:
    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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  • Please do this with the 680s
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  • 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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  • I'd like to see one for the 680s too, in which the 680 classified and lightning will be present, including others. :D
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  • please also do battlefield 3 benchmark!
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  • I've been waiting for this review.
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  • So glad I bought the ASUS GTX 670 2 weeks ago now :)
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  • 556104 said:
    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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  • My phone shows me the right content :D iPhone? :D
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  • 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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  • Where is this test lab located at? Middle East? Here in the US, most popular brands nVidia GPU are EVGA, MSI and I don't see they're on the list. That stopped me reading at page 2. Good night.
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  • 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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  • "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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  • I would like to read GTX 680 comparison too, and using PCIE 3.0 spec :)
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  • 482859 said:
    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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  • Hmm... no EVGA ? :(
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