Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 10, 2012.
More or less. There's also a performance hit at triple monitor res compared with the 680.
"According to ASUS, the retail price of the GTX 670 DC II TOP will be $419."
I'm confused... So is this the GTX 670 DC II or GTX 670 DC II TOP?
The reviewed DC II is the TOP version.
Now speaking of availability....
I just reread part of the review, this is for the TOP model.
W1zz! You need to amend your review title to say 'TOP'. It looks like a review for the standard CUII.
They don't have the TOP model..... typical. And they're gouging on price. The basic version is £370, £50 ($80) more than a vanilla 670. Oh, look it's only meant to be a $20 premium. FUCK OFF OVERCLOCKERS!!! And SCAN for that matter - same price. Fine, I'll keep my 7970. For now.
Of course you should keep your card except if you want to go 2 cards then 670SLI is unbeatable price/perf wise.
Man that was my thought when I saw this! The GTX680 is going to be doomed, while for anyone who spent days-night clicking the refresh just to get one two weeks ago for anything above $500… boy I feel bad for that guy! Good way to maintain customer devotion.
Is it me or is this a week 10 of 2012 chip the reference in the first review would be week 3. And the 10th week puts it at the second week of March, and then another 8 week to build and box why did Nvidia have to wait? Oh because that was about the time the 'Pitcairn' announced, but then why so long? I mean they had a PCB design I'm sure, they knew the competition why May 10th. While the GTX680 was difficult to find, maybe they wanted to give plenty of pent-up demand and need to harvest enough chips to absolutely fill the channel.
Really thinking about selling at ATI 7950...
Quick question: are there any differences in hardware (VRM?) between vanilla DC II and DC II TOP ?? And will a vanilla DC II overclock as high as TOP ?
Either way i'm definitively gonna get me one of these !! Will be a noticable upgrade from my GTX 260, even on the electrical bill .
I've spent a lot of time defending the 7970 and in my view it's still easily up there. This card is overclocked so to make a fair comparison an HD 7970 @ similar clocks must be considered and at those clocks, a 7970 also beats a vanilla 680. I run mine at 1175 core and it's a beast.
BUT... the prospect of spending about 40% more than what i paid for my 7970 (watercooled) to get TWO GTX 670 CUII TOP's is pretty damn convincing. And they will make water blocks for them. EK always seem to do CUII water blocks for the Nvidia range.
First I'll have ze CUII's, then I'll have ze powah, then I'll have ze women.
Will make your 260 look like a used condom.
I doubt there are any hardware diff as for overclocking each card to its own. The card used by Wizz wasn't particularly very highly overclocked on core but very high on memory.
The 670 should be like 3X the 260
Nice review Wizz
any devoted hotwire spots on this card?
This but...... what about the 680 and this being SO close in performance? makes hte 680 rpicing stick out like a sore thumb at ~$100 more.
Size doesnt matter apparently.
Yeah, it's had some rough times for sure
Thanx, yeah the 260 is roughly on par with the 5770, which is here in the comparison charts. and the 670 is ~333% faster than the 5770 .
Newegg will list this for 500 bucks
Nope have 7 listing most are 400-410 and then one each at $420-430 and you can click BUY for any...
Availability seem to be much better than with the 680 so they should stick with the reference price.
You can almost imagine a price collapse. AMD may well shunt their prices right down, Nvidia can easily afford to follow, given it's a tiny little (meant to be) mid range card. Imagine, all that performance for £250-£300. It'd be closer to the old days when top tier cards were 'affordable'.
changed title to reflect that this review is indeed for the "TOP" version
Yep, this appears to be a new reality, one chip design blanketing a bunch of product tiers. Is/was GK104 designed to provide that much scalarity, smart if they did.
Something tells me AMD has been already been investigating and designing their own dynamic clock boosting PCB and what not... I don’t know of any exclusive right to it. I'd be seriously surprised if the original 8XXX products are already back burnered, and AMD just re-spins the current Pitcairn to achieve the same product mix? Honestly, I can’t see AMD holding to three product tiers, unless they want to use bump the super high (aka next Tahiti) to go up against the GK100
HOLY CRAP BATMAN! it's faster than GTX 680!!, for $200 bucks less!!
This card is such a WIN!!
Same goes for GTX680, pretty pointless.
fantastic review, your first 10 could not have gone to a more fitting product!
I bow to you Nvidia, you have done a ridicuously good job with kepler, what was needed and more to really get back in the game with AMD. Some people would take a slower card and the high road of lower power and better efficency just to stick to a brand, for the first time in at least two years we can see that brand preference doesn't mean squat, the best product for the customer means everything.
the GTX670 is a serious winner. Excellent implementation Asus.
The 670 sli review is up.
Nvidia just destroyed any reason to buy the 690 or dual 680. (says W1zz).
Nice. Dual water cooled 670's here I come.
I want this! Kickass review W1zzard!
Hiya, pretty sweet isn't it.
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