Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 30, 2012.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/
Another great review for another great card!! Will you be doing the EVGA GTX 670 FTW soon?
Nice card ! Is definitely much cooler than the Asus GTX670 DC2 TOP, but i believe this is due to the fact that the asus has slow fans and has only 2.
Just gotta mention something. The GPU overclocking may be small BUT the actual boost clock is very high on this card and can reach 1240Mhz and even above when overclocked. Something that i think should have been mentioned by w1zz.
BTW, a dynamic stock boost of 1175Mhz from 980Mhz isn't something trivial.
yeah but too bad the still use plastic cover, aluminum looks much sleek and cool
They did used Aluminum cover on cards like the GTX570\GTX580 SuperOverclock. Hasn't added much to the card. If you can make it cheaper without effecting it's performance, then just use plastic.
Finally, a review of the Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 2 GB! Thanks W1zzard!
looks like a good card with a full-size pcb just disappointing that the gpu can't clock what :/
the price of this card makes me think that there is a price drop around the corner
overclocking to be fair though is subjective to the individual card sample being used...who knows how representative this card wizzard has is of the quadrillion kepler gpus gigabyte is strapping to their coolers and selling. The dynamic OC also as mentioned really throws a monkey wrench in all these cards anyway, I like wiz's reviews for he plots the most used boost clocks for that is all that really matters anyway, you could have a card with a base clock oc'd to 1050 and another which is 1150...and the latter could actually be slower in game because the it uses slower boost clocks. I'd be interested in what memory gigabyte uses on these for they may just have really good memory ic's they use compared to other cards but otherwise again this sample may have just been "golden" individual memory modules.
I want to replace my gtx 570s with this card!
Nice review. Got the 7950 version of this and it really is an excellent cooler.
its the average framerate in benchz ??
I think min and max framerate should give a better idea of the perf.
Imo it's better to get 55-90 than 45 -120
Great review W1zzard!
I own this card and love the OC on it. I would recommend toning down the memory oc and being surprised by the bump up in gpu oc potential.
I myself have gotten on this card a maxed stable OC with stock air cooling to -
gpu clock +150 to 1130mhz
memory clock +600 to 1802mhz/7208mhz
boost clock to 1209mhz
max clock to 1365mhz
to game at reasonable temp. and noise levels, I run OC at -
gpu clock +135 to 1115mhz
memory clock +500 to 1752mhz/7008mhz
boost clock to 1194mhz
max clock to 1350mhz
As others have mentioned, each card has different potential.
Yeah mines oveclocks okay. I can do 1300+ mhz just fine and memory @ 1800+. Most of the time, i run @ stock speeds though. Since I game @ 1080p.
I've checked other forums and it does seem that the max clocks are dependant on the indicvidual chip you get on the card. Regardless, I think it's one of the better gtx 670 out there for performance and value. I wonder if Gigabyte is working on enhanced version?
If they do decide to do a new version they should make sure it is black like their newer motherboards.
Setting max power to 111% which msi afterburn allows me, cards boost clock will jump to 1202mhz on my machine. Yea it could be harder to Overclock for people that are hardcore in to it, but for people that are new to it, it has a very simple way to get little extra performance outta it
would lvoe to see how much faster the new cards are against the `old` DX11 cards (GTX 470/480 and HD 5850/58570/5970) etc
I got mine overclocked decently so far
boost clock + 116 Mhz
memory clock +209 Mhz
I haven't gone for a max overlock yet but will soon
well past the 111% power limit msi afterburn and evga percision limits to i have no reason to try to OC. it will play BF3 with all options at max at 1080p, 4xMSAA and at a solid vsync limit of 60fps with gpu left to spare. so i won't mess with mine.
That's cool. But the possibility of extra power was too tempting for me
Depends on what resolution you game at, as well.
what i know is this 670 is a beast so no reason to mess with to much OC'ing
I got this card in part because of this review. W1zz always has the best reviews.
I've OC'ed mine about 100mhz with no voltage adjustments. I'm not too worried about getting a massive OC though, this card is a beast as it is.
Just bought this card over the weekend. Upgraded from Crossfire 5870's and man what a difference! Brought my old 9800GT out of retirement to use as a dedicated PhysX card as well.
Quick question for anyone who has this card or another GTX 670. I've been using EVGA's Precision X tool and I was wondering if it's better to use MSI Afterburner, or is there really no difference between them?
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