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Asus 670 vs Asus 670 top

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I was wondering what the difference between the 670 top edition and asus's regular 670 was because i wanted to buy it on newegg (free borderlands 2 with anything over 660 ti) but the top edition has been discontinued. Is the top worth me not getting boarderlands 2? Thanks:):):)
 
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Higher binning on the GPU chip and higher factory clock settings. TOPs can also usually be OCed a bit higher, but mileage varies on anything IC.

The Giga 660 Ti can be had for $285 w/ MIR thru Sept and it includes Borderlands 2.

Amazon still lists the 670 TOP, though is waiting to get more in. Newegg is quick to discontinue items they have trouble getting large quantities of. It's simply an overhead decision to avoid lots of orders they can't fill and streamlines their database.

The question is, do you REALLY want to spend 50% more for a 670 TOP, and wait to get it, for only 10% better performance? $430 is a lot to spend when you only get marginally better performance.
 
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Get the cheaper one for you will gain hardly a frame per second on the top model.
 
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No need for top. Asus stock will easilly OC to Tops specs.
 
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Well, though I do agree to an extent that it's a waste of money, in all fairness, people buy the TOP to OC the hell out of them, so saying the base model clocks to it's speed is kinda missing the point.
 
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No need for top. Asus stock will easilly OC to Tops specs.
This^^

I got the non-TOP version and clocking to TOP specs was no problemo. :cool:
 
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I got the non-TOP version and clocking to TOP specs was no problemo. :cool:
That's expected, not a revelation. The real test is in putting a TOP against a non TOP model and seeing which hits a ceiling first. There the TOP will typically come out ahead, and THAT is what you pay that premium for.

Again, people don't buy the best binned chips to run them stock, they buy them to OC heavily, and most TOPs would make a base model run crying to mommy once both are pushed hard. Just sayin.
 

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I used to have a asus hd 4890 top a while ago and it couldnt be beaten with overclocking by any other 4890 at the tme