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NVIDIA Releases PCI-Express Gen 3.0 Enabling Patch for Sandy Bridge-E HEDT Platform

Although pre-launch drivers of the GeForce GTX 680 let the GPU run in PCI-Express Gen 3.0 mode on Intel's Sandy Bridge-E HEDT (X79) platforms, the release drivers limited the GPU to PCI-Express Gen 2.0 on the platform. The issue carried on with GeForce GTX 670, and other graphics cards with "Kepler" family of GPUs. NVIDIA cited reasons such as the platform not being PCI-Expres Gen 3.0 "certified" although it supports the 8 GT/s mode. The company assured users that it was working on getting its hardware to work on the Sandy Bridge-E HEDT platform in Gen 3.0 mode, and until it's absolutely certain about reliability, it is forcing PCI-Express Gen 2.0 mode.

NVIDIA released a patch that enables PCI-Express Gen 3.0 mode on Intel Sandy Bridge-E HEDT (X79) platforms, which lets graphics cards based on GeForce Kepler GPUs, such as GeForce GTX 680, GTX 670, etc., take advantage of 8 GT/s per lane system interface bandwidth. The mode could come particularly handy for graphics cards that are installed on electrical PCI-Express 3.0 x8 slots, as they could end up with bandwidth comparable to that of PCI-Express 2.0 x16. The patch should be installed along with the latest stable drivers. To enable the patch, run the executable and reboot the system. To undo the patch later, run the same executable with "-revert" argument in Command Prompt. Use only if stability is not absolutely paramount, or if the hardware is not operating in a mission-critical environment.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce Kepler PCIe 3.0 mode-enabling patch for Sandy Bridge-E systemsSource: NVIDIA

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 TwinCooler Graphics Card Detailed

One aspect of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670 that blew us away, was its unusually short PCB for a high-performance GPU. NVIDIA's reference board still ended up being of average length, because NVIDIA's lateral-flow cooling assembly protruded beyond the PCB's length. AIC partners such as ZOTAC realised that custom-design graphics cards with short PCBs can be made to stay short, by opting for top-flow cooling solutions, something it materialised with the new GTX 670 TwinCooler (model: ZTGTX670-2GD5TCR001/ZT-60305-10P).

Pictured below, the GTX 670 TwinCooler from ZOTAC is short (about 60 mm shorter than NVIDIA reference design card). It uses a dense aluminum fin heatsink to cool the GK104 GPU, memory, and VRM. The heatsink is ventilated by two 80 mm fans. The card needs just a tiny bit more than two expansion slots in your system, it appears like it won't block the third expansion card slot. Despite its diminutive form, the card is factory-overclocked, with 954 MHz GPU clock, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6208 MHz memory (against reference speeds of 915/980/6008 MHz). It draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. It will be launched on the 20th of June.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

MSI Announces GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition Graphics Card

Leading mainboard and graphics card maker MSI today announced the release of its GTX 670 Power Edition (P/N: N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC and N670GTX PE 2GD5) graphics card. The new GTX 670 Power Edition is based on the MSI Power Edition architecture which incorporates Triple Overvoltage, a strengthened PWM enabling an impressive 22.5% boost in overclocking potential compared to the reference design. The new Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design keeps the card cool and MSI's exclusive Dust Removal technology ensures that the cooling module remains free of dust for optimal cooling performance.

In addition, Propeller Blade technology offers 20% more air flow than conventional fans, effectively reducing temperatures by up to 20°C and noise levels by 11.7dB. The MSI GTX 670 Power Edition uses Military Class III components that give overclockers a level of quality and stability they can count on. The power, cooling, and other components of the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition incorporate more functions and technologies than the reference board, making it the choice of those looking for superior overclocking performance.

Axigon GeForce GTX 670 Raptor Edition Launched in China

Axigon, a Palit subsidiary for the Chinese market, launched a new factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 670 graphics card model, the GTX 670 Raptor Edition. Its design involves a reuse of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 reference design board, which supports higher out of the box clock speeds thanks to its stronger cooler and VRM. The card even comes with clock speeds that match those of the GTX 680 (1006/1058/6008 MHz), which leaves only its CUDA core count of 1344 as a difference from the GTX 680. Selling now, the Axigon GeForce GTX 670 Raptor Edition is priced at 2,999 RMB (US $473), in China.

Source: Expreview

NVIDIA Delivers the GeForce 301.42 WHQL Driver

Santa Clara-based GPU designer NVIDIA Corp. has now made available the first WHQL-certified unified driver from the R300 family, the GeForce 301.42. This latest release includes the PhysX System Software v9.12.0213, the HD Audio v1.3.16.0 driver, and features support for the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 Series desktop cards (including the recently-launched GeForce GTX 690 and GTX 670).

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ELSA Catches Up With Its Gladiac GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card

Japanese company ELSA, which specializes in Quadro and GeForce graphics cards, finally unveiled its Gladiac GeForce GTX 670 graphics card (model: GD670-2GERX). Pictured below, the ELSA's card sticks to NVIDIA reference design, except for the color of the PCB. It even sticks to reference clock speeds of 915 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory (GDDR5 effective). Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GTX 670 packs 1344 CUDA cores, a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory, on this card. It is priced at 52,800 JPY.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

EVGA Undertakes Mini Recall Of GeForce GTX 670 SC, Owners To Get FTW as Replacements

EVGA is said to have isolated a small batch of GeForce GTX 670 SC (SuperClocked), model# 02G-P3-2672-KR graphics cards, which were not properly screened through Quality Assurance (QA). The company worked with its partners to get these cards re-tested through the QA, which concluded that the GTX 670 SC is a well-designed product. EVGA assured current owners of the part in question, that should they notice issues with their products, they should get in touch with EVGA's Jacob Freeman (jacobf[at]evga[dot]com), who will assist in setting up an RMA. Further, EVGA assured that in such cases, the returned GTX 670 SC will be replaced with a faster GTX 670 FTW Edition.

Source: Hard|OCP

Zalman to Launch its First GeForce, New Radeon Graphics Cards at Computex

Zalman entered the graphics card business in late 2011, by introducing its first products in the category, all of which are based on AMD Radeon GPUs. At Computex 2012, the Korean PC enthusiast components maker plans to launch its first GeForce graphics cards, along with a few new performance-thru-mainstream Radeon HD 7000 series parts. Among the GeForce parts launched Computex, are an NVIDIA reference design GeForce GTX 670 model, and custom-design GeForce GTX 550 Ti and GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards. These parts appear to be using custom PCB designs, and Zalman's very own Z-Machine GV1000 GPU cooling solutions.

Among the new Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards slated for Computex, are the already-unveiled VF3000-cooled HD 7950, a VF3000-cooled Radeon HD 7870, a GV1000-cooled Radeon HD 7850, a VF1000-cooled Radeon HD 7770, and a VF900-cooled Radeon HD 7750. All five Radeon parts use custom PCB designs that are colored Zalman's signature shade of blue.

Source: Overclockers Ukraine

Inno3D Launches GeForce GTX 670 iChill HerculeZ Graphics Card

Inno3D launched a GeForce GTX 670-based iChill HerculeZ graphics card. The card was listed on Chinese stores for 3,199 RMB (US $506), and combines the iChill HerculeZ modular cooling solution featured on a recently-launched GeForce GTX 680 graphics card by the company. The HerculeZ cooler allows end-users to easily remove the cooler shroud, the three fans, and modify the cooler to suit their needs (by tweaking the number and positions of fans).

Beneath the cooler is an NVIDIA reference-design GeForce GTX 680 PCB seating the GTX 670 ASIC. Variations to it include 5+2 phase VRM (instead of 4+2), the PCB color, and position of the second 6-pin PCIe power connector (no piggy-backed 6-pin connectors, instead they're beside each other). Out of the box, the GTX 670 iChill HerculeZ comes with clock speeds of 1020 MHz core, 1098 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory effective, against NVIDIA reference speeds of 915/980/6000 MHz. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort.

Source: Expreview

GeForce GTX 670 Doesn't Support 4-way SLI, Possible with Future Driver Update

At the ceremonial pre-launch press briefing (EMEA), we specifically asked NVIDIA if 4-way SLI was a feature supported with GeForce GTX 670. At the time, it seemed like a silly question to ask, since GTX 670 has the same GPU as GTX 680, which supports 4-way SLI, and its reference board is pictured with two SLI bridge connectors. NVIDIA representative's response was in the affirmative (that it does support 4-way SLI). However, post launch, some sites that had four GTX 670 samples to play with, tried getting 4-way SLI numbers for science, to their failure.

Apparently NVIDIA wrote to some tech publications, such as PC Perspective at the last moment before GeForce GTX 670 launch (we didn't receive such a communication), telling them that the GPU does not support 4-way SLI. The email read "As I’m sure you can imagine, we have to QA every feature that we claim support for and this takes a tremendous amount of time/resources. For the GTX 680 and GTX 690, we do support Quad SLI and take the time to QA it, as it makes sense for the extreme OC’ers and ultra-enthusiasts who are shooting to break world records."

GIGABYTE Launches GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X Graphics Card

GIGABYTE's first and only GeForce GTX 670 graphics card is the GV-N670OC-2GD, a non-reference design graphics card that implements the company's popular WindForce 3X cooling solution, coupled with its UltraDurable VGA+ PCB. While the PCB layout appears to be identical to that of NVIDIA reference design GeForce GTX 680, it is backed by GIGABYTE exclusives such as 2 oz copper PCB layers, electrical ripple control, tier 1 GDDR5 memory chips, ferrite core chokes, low RDS (on) MOSFETs, and Japanese solid-state capacitors.

Out of the box, the GV-N670OC-2GD features clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1058 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz effective GDDR5 memory. It loads 2 GB of memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface, with 192 GB/s bandwidth. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. The card is capable of 4-way SLI. The cooling solution consists of two aluminum fin stacks, to which heat is transported by three copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU, and ventilated by three 90 mm fans. GIGABYTE is asking US $415 for the GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X OC 2 GB.

AVADirect Now Offers NVIDIA GTX 670 Graphics Processing Unit

NVIDIA recently released the GTX 670 dual graphics card to drive the 600 series graphics cards further with a juggernaut graphics cards to shatter gaming and synthetic benchmarks everywhere. Now, NVIDIA will visit an area that many enthusiasts enjoy; price to performance. The GTX 670 offers another available flavor of the new Kepler cards, with a lower price point, and remarkable performance to go along with it.

As always, AVADirect sets themselves apart from competitors by providing the largest selection of components and modifications. Amongst these selections, AVADirect offers hundreds of graphics card variants for end-users to decide upon. The GTX 670 is not just a choice, but "the" choice for enthusiasts that want the best performance for their dollar. AVADirect Gaming configurations will feature the graphics card to offer the most competitive pricing for a high-end gaming configuration, even more so in an SLI configuration with the GTX 670s Quad SLI support.

Palit Announced Another Legend GeForce GTX 670 JetStream

Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, has unleashed the GeForce GTX 670 graphics card. It taps into the powerful Kepler architecture to deliver faster, smoother, richer gaming. It’s more than state-of-the-art technology and features. It’s truly game-changing performance.

Following with GeForce GTX 680 JetStream, JetStream 風– that introduces innovative custom cooling and optimized overclocked capabilities to deliver the ultimate gaming experience, now continuing to represent the exciting new series is the Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream, which offers incredible overclocked performance, low noise emission, as well as a powerful cooling design for efficient heat dissipation.

MAINGEAR Adds More Affordable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 to Desktop Lineup

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, is one of the first to offer the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics solution that offers a more affordable solution without sacrificing performance of NVIDIA's GeForce architecture.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 is the latest game changer powered by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and 1344 CUDA cores and has seven streaming multiprocessors instead of eight found on the GTX 680. Even with one less multiprocessor to the GTX 680, gamers will be able to experience gaming realism with NVIDIA Surround, Nvidia 3D Vision® Surround and PhysX rendering incredibility detailed environments and characters in full 1080 HD or even 2560 x 1600 with a single graphics card. The GTX 670 features NVIDIA GPU Boost; this advanced technology dynamically maximizes clock speeds to bring out the best performance in every game. The GeForce GTX 670 also supports new NVIDIA temporal antialiasing (TXAA) technology that minimizes "jaggies" to deliver the ultimate combination of quality and performance.

PNY Introduces XLR8 GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card

PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") today introduced the XLR8 GeForce GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5 graphics card. The GTX 670 delivers state-of-the-art features and technologies found only in the newest NVIDIA Kepler architecture to redefine smooth, seamless, lifelike gaming.

The PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 670 was designed to produce faster, more power-efficient performance and is 30% faster than the previous generation graphics card. PNY will offer consumers a value-added bundle: the GTX 670 graphics card coupled with a PNY High Speed Thin HDMI Cable. The HDMI cable connects the GTX 670 directly to an HDTV or monitor for maximum high definition 1080p gaming.

KFA2 Launches a Pair of GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Cards

Galaxy's EU arm, KFA2, announced two new GeForce GTX 670 graphics cards. These include a base model that sticks to NVIDIA reference design (with minor variations) and clock speeds, and a custom-designed OC model. The base model packs clock speeds of 915 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory effective. It differs from NVIDIA's design in having a blue-colored PCB and wider gaps in the rear exhaust vents. The OC model, on the other hand, resembles the recently-launched GTX 680 EX OC, its PCB and cooler are originally designed to handle the GTX 680, so they could facilitate high manual OC. The OC version comes with clock speeds identical to those of reference design GTX 680, at 1006/1058/6008 MHz.

Origin PC Announces Gaming PCs Equipped with GeForce GTX 670

ORIGIN PC is excited to announce the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card to their award-winning desktops. The GeForce GTX 670 graphics card taps into the powerful new GeForce architecture to deliver a faster and smoother gaming experience. It also brings richer gaming environments to life with support from the latest NVIDIA advancements like surround multi-monitor gaming on a single card, supercharged PhysX, 3D Vision and SLI technology.

"ORIGIN PC is always excited to launch the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics Cards and the GTX 670 is a nice addition to our award-winning desktops because of its game-changing innovation' says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder of ORIGIN PC.

EVGA Launches a Trio of GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Cards

EVGA introduced a trio of GeForce GTX 670 graphics cards, including a base model, a SuperClocked model, and a FTW (for the win) model. The base and SuperClocked models are further available in 2 GB and 4 GB variants. The base model sticks to NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 915/980/6008 MHz (core/boost/memory effective), the SuperClocked model offers 967/1046 MHz (core/boost), and FTW ups that to 1006/1084 MHz. The base and SuperClocked models utilize an EVGA-designed cooling solution and PCB, which closely resemble NVIDIA reference design; while the FTW model carries over the cooler and PCB from GeForce GTX 680, coupled with a high-flow bracket. The base model 2 GB and 4 GB are priced at US $399 and $469, respectively; the SuperClocked 2 GB and 4 GB go for $419 and $489, respectively; while the FTW 2 GB goes for $439.

CyberpowerPC Captures the Mid-Range with GeForce GTX 670-based PC Series

Cyberpower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming systems, today announced the integration of NVIDIA’s powerful new GeForce GTX 670 single GPU video card into its line of desktop gaming PCs.

The GeForce GTX 670 graphics card taps the new GeForce Kepler architecture to deliver faster, smoother, richer gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 670 is clocked at 915 MHz and can be “GPU boosted” to a blazing 980 MHz and features 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 670 is multi-display friendly featuring 2 DVI ports, a HDMI port and displayport. CyberpowerPC customers can explore richer gaming environments, brought to life by the latest NVIDIA advancements such as Surround multi-monitor gaming from a single card, supercharged life-like details through PhysX technology, 3D Vision plus the extreme power of 3-way SLI technology.

MSI Announces the GeForce GTX 670 with GPU Overvoltage

Today leading international mainboard and graphics card maker MSI officially announces the new GeForce GTX 670 graphics card featuring the latest 28nm GeForce GTX 670 GPU and 2GB GDDR5 memory; supports PCI Express 3.0 standard to provide better performance and power efficiency than previous generation. The GeForce GTX 670 graphics card features NVIDIA’s GPU Boost technology which allows the core clock to be automatically adjusted on the fly for optimal in-game performance.

When used with the MSI Afterburner overclocking utility, the power limit and clock offset can be adjusted as well for better overclocking capability; GPU overvoltage function to boost overclocking potential up to 22%! A single card is able to also support NVIDIA 3DVision Surround technology for up to four monitors to give gamers the best in-game experience.

Point of View GeForce GTX 670 Launched

Point of View, a premier NVIDIA graphics partner and manufacturer of Android tablets, notebooks and other hardware, launches today the first card of the GeForce 600 family: the POV GeForce GTX 670. The GeForce GTX 670 is a DirectX 11 and shader model 5.0 supporting graphics card with of course existing NVIDIA features such as NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology, PhysX, PureVideo HD and CUDA being present!

However, the real reason to upgrade to the GeForce GTX 670 is the huge jump in raw processing power. Crush all your previous performance records with an all-new monster card! The GeForce GTX 670 definitely walks in the footsteps of its’ GTX 680 and 690 brothers; performance wise and feature wise.

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670 Short PCB Pictured Up Close

Thanks to the impressive power-draw and temperature figures its GeForce GTX 680 could come up with, NVIDIA's newest SKU based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 670, will feature a compact PCB. The reverse side of this PCB was first pictured on a Colorful-branded graphics card. A picture of its obverse side was posted earlier today. In comparison to the GTX 680, the GTX 670 PCB is quite short. The eight GDDR5 memory chips are distributed between both the sides, these chips are wired to the GPU over a 256-bit wide memory interface. The VRM area is pushed towards the front-end of the PCB. It consists of a 4+2 phase design. The card draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. There are two SLI bridge connectors, giving it 4-way SLI capability.

Source: PCinLife

Point of View GeForce GTX 670 Pictured, Too

The press-shot of Point of View GeForce GTX 670 got leaked to the web. It doesn't look like Point of View will be coming up with a non-reference design on d-day, instead it will have, on it hands, an NVIDIA reference-design card. Pictured below, Point of View's accelerator will stick to NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 915 MHz (core base), 980 MHz (core boost), and 6.00 GHz (memory, effective). Point of View could give this card a competitive pricing.

Source: DonanimHaber

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WindForce OC Pictured

Here are the first pictures of GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WindForce OC graphics card. As the name suggests, the card is GIGABYTE custom-design implementation of NVIDIA's upcoming performance-segment SKU, which utilizes its signature WindForce 3X cooling solution, and is overclocked out of the box. GIGABYTE's card appears to make use of a custom-design PCB, which is longer than NVIDIA reference design. According to a GPU-Z screenshot, the card comes with out of the box clock speeds of 980 MHz (core base), 1059 MHz (core boost), and 1502 MHz (~6.00 GHz effective, memory). Its specifications as reported by GPU-Z match early reports, with a CUDA core count of 1344, and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit memory interface.


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