Monday, December 10th 2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE Detailed

EVGA's high-end air-cooled GeForce GTX 670 FTW graphics card, which launched with the rest of the GTX 670 lineup, is largely based on the GeForce GTX 680 NVIDIA-reference design, including its cooler and PCB, and features clock-speeds of 1006 MHz GPU and 6208 MHz memory. The company recently launched a newer SKU based on the same exact design, the EVGA GTX 670 FTW LE, which goes lighter on the clock speeds. The EVGA GTX 670 FTW LE (model: 02G-P4-2676-KR), features a GPU base clock of 941 MHz, GPU Boost clock of 1019 MHz, and 6008 MHz memory, which is still a notch above NVIDIA-reference speeds. It is priced at US $390.
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22 Comments on EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE Detailed

#1
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
I like Evga FTW line of GTX670s. Mainly because they are the same PCB and cooling solution as the GTX680, just with the GTX670 die/GPU.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
EVGA, so many graphics cards, most with the same shitty cooler.
C'mon, start giving us some heatpipe action!
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#4
Chaitanya
by: Dj-ElectriC
EVGA, so many graphics cards, most with the same shitty cooler.
C'mon, start giving us some heatpipe action!
Most Evga cards are based on nVidia reference design, and there are tons of after market water-cooling solutions for reference boards. So in a way its good to have a reference design video cards on market along with some custom designed solutions.
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
Than what's the point of spending more money? Why not just go for an advanced cooled graphics card and not lose warranty and risk damaging the card?

Buying EVGA cards makes absolutely no sense to me. pay more, get less.
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#6
LTUGamer
by: MxPhenom 216
I like Evga FTW line of GTX670s. Mainly because they are the same PCB and cooling solution as the GTX680, just with the GTX670 die/GPU.
Well it is reason why I hate them both because they are crap. I dont see point to take GTX 670 FTW instead Palit Jet Stream for same price or Gigabyte dual fan which cost only + 7 euro. Or I can take same card with Zotac brand and save 25 euro :roll:
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#7
HossHuge
Did anyone else think that because it said "LE" that it was a different chip?
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#8
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
These have been on Newegg for a few weeks now. I almost bought one thinking they were a normal FTW chip.
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#9
3870x2
I wish EVGA would start making AMD cards, I love their products.
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#10
DarkOCean
by: 3870x2
I wish EVGA would start making AMD cards, I love their products.
That would be nice, but there are so many others already.
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#11
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Wouldn't a light version of the FTW card fall into the SSC branding? Why LE, makes it sound cheap!
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#12
Casecutter
by: HossHuge
Did anyone else think that because it said "LE" that it was a different chip?
What I think we have... are silicone the Nvidia bins at a lower spec and EVGA can then gussys-up with some alphabet soup nomenclature. I think Nvidia took a lot of time selecting and sorting GK104’s for the first go around of three product releases, and now the second string is coming in.

Although don’t get me wrong this is fine chip and for the "plug-it and forget-it crowd" (that's a lot of what Nvidia cards have gone too) it's still a very nice card, but right now Egg has it for $340 –AR$30 so a decent Bfb! I like it but wonder if it need the FTW board if it's OC'n might not be it's strong suite, but heck an "non-smurf" board and nicer cooler is hard to pass up.
It has me singing ♪saved my pennies and I saved my dimes♪ over some pricey factory OC’d GTX660Ti for $300
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#13
Vlada011
by: Dj-ElectriC
Than what's the point of spending more money? Why not just go for an advanced cooled graphics card and not lose warranty and risk damaging the card?

Buying EVGA cards makes absolutely no sense to me. pay more, get less.
That is not ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI too take graphic on some "CSI" lab to look srews damage.
Mycroscopic observation of little screws... You can open card change cooler, install backplate, install waterblock... their blocks or others never mind, but It's good because offer and finished water cooling graphics for custom systems with far best and modern design on market.

Some people want cold case not 70% of hot air from card in case.
VRM and RAM on EVGA cards are absolutely competitive with best MSI Lightening and ROG cards...Classified even better. Rest is on NVIDIA and chips.

Example if I change cooler on my graphic I loose warranty, if I RMA card GIGABYTE will open and see differen paste or thermal material = no more warranty.
I got warning remove stock cooler I lose warranty.

Ask people what happen when they buy some EVGA stock, FTW, Classified card and want water block.
I can't imagine watercooling system with something other than EVGA HC cards or EVGA stock and their waterblock, or their stock cards and Koolance block.
But again some people love stock cards, they loved that, simply that's me and many more people... Nothing better for us than stock design or close cards but with double RAM and best VRM and other parts inside and excellent PCB...and cooler blow all air out of case....everything inside competitive with Lightening and any other...
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#14
Dj-ElectriC
You don't get it, EVGA person.

Why should i pay 400$ for this
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bi...
and not for this?
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit G...
or this?
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit...

It makes no sense to me. Just corporate loyalism.
And blowing "hot air" into your case is barely relative to today's ventilated cases. Minimal air circulation prevents any overheating to components.
I prefer somewhat hotter air that goes into the case for 2 seconds for 10-12c on core temperature.
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#15
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Dj-ElectriC
You don't get it, EVGA person.

Why should i pay 400$ for this
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bi...
and not for this?
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit G...
or this?
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit...

It makes no sense to me. Just corporate loyalism.
And blowing "hot air" into your case is barely relative to today's ventilated cases. Minimal air circulation prevents any overheating to components.
I prefer somewhat hotter air that goes into the case for 2 seconds for 10-12c on core temperature.
The EVGA you listed there is the same price as the ASUS and GIGABYTE only the EVGA has a higher default clock. Why WOULD you buy a slower card for the same money? The EVGA is the better buy of those three.
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#16
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheMailMan78
The EVGA you listed there is the same price as the ASUS and GIGABYTE only the EVGA has a higher default clock. Why WOULD you buy a slower card for the same money? The EVGA is the better buy of those three.
I think the reason is that the other two have a better cooling system.
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#17
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: brandonwh64
I think the reason is that the other two have a better cooling system.
Not if you have a very small case OR you don't OC.
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#18
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheMailMan78
Not if you have a very small case OR you don't OC.
True but they all are the same price. The extra cooling would be the only deciding factor if you do not plan on Ocing.
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TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: brandonwh64
True but they all are the same price. The extra cooling would be the only deciding factor if you do not plan on Ocing.
I bought the EVGA because I have a mATX board and I want a smaller case one day. Plus I do not OC so it was a no brainer to get the EVGA. Its the fastest out of those three.
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#20
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Yea its alot smaller than the other two. How well does it cool the card?
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#21
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: brandonwh64
Yea its alot smaller than the other two. How well does it cool the card?
Seems fine to me. Around 30c. at idle.
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#22
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Quite good. I know most cards now have lower power requirements and run cooler than the older gens with the same style coolers so if you are not doing high end OCing, a custom cooler may not be needed. Mine are both custom coolers (Non reference cards) and they stay under 55 degree 45% fan which crunchin WCG work units (100% load) so a reference card should be close to that if not match it.
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