• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 2048 MB

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,057 (3.44/day)
Likes
17,962
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#1
EVGA's new GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 comes with a brand-new dual-fan cooler providing a very quiet experience. Performance is also great thanks to an overclock out of the box that matches GTX 680 clock frequencies.

Show full review
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
364 (0.13/day)
Likes
67
#2
Fan noise is great both in idle and while gaming. Most custom design GTX 670s are very quiet. The EVGA 670 FTW is not the quietest, but nor is it the noisiest.

If you are looking for a low-noise experience, you can't go wrong with the GTX 670 FTW. It will deliver a whisper-quiet experience, no matter whether you are gaming or working.
I'm guessing the first "EVGA 670 FTW" is referencing the non-signature version? There might need to be some clarification.
 

Socram13

New Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2011
Messages
19 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Processor I5 2500K@4.0
Motherboard P8P67
Cooling Noctua U12P
Memory Gskill Sniper 1866 8GB
Video Card(s) Nvidia GB 210 :)
Storage Samsung 830 128GB / 2TB Samsung F3
Display(s) Asus VH226H
Case CM 912 Plus
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1
Power Supply Corsair HX-650W
Software W7 64 Ultimate
#3
Asus DC II did the best job this generation to keep low noise operation , but between Gigabyte WF3 and EVGA FTW Signature 2 which is the quietest cooler?
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,057 (3.44/day)
Likes
17,962
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#4
I'm guessing the first "EVGA 670 FTW" is referencing the non-signature version? There might need to be some clarification.
I updated the text to clarify that i am talking about the Signature 2 version

Asus DC II did the best job this generation to keep low noise operation , but between Gigabyte WF3 and EVGA FTW Signature 2 which is the quietest cooler?
the fan noise numbers from our reviews are directly comparable
 
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
4,659 (1.32/day)
Likes
1,009
System Name Obelisc
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.8 GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V
Cooling H110
Memory 16GB(4x4) @ 2400 MHz 9-11-11-31
Video Card(s) GTX 780 Ti
Storage 850 EVO 1TB, 2x 5TB Toshiba
Case T81
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply EVGA 850 T2 80+ TITANIUM
Software Win10 64bit
#5
Well which one sounds better? When I was looking at 660 Ti's I saw the Twin Frozr III lower on the db chart than a Galaxy GC, but then that same site did recordings so you could hear them. The TF3 sounded awful and the galaxy just sounded like rushing air... so it's more than just db at this point.

Also no vrm cooling? Wtf? I'd wager the 20 cent extruded aluminum sink they could have strapped on would help a lot with high overclocks and staving off failures.
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Messages
587 (0.18/day)
Likes
104
System Name New / Breakin' the Lol
Processor i5 2500k / Athlon64 X2 4200+ (65W)
Motherboard P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 / Asus M2N4-SLI
Cooling / Air (1 x 250mm, 2 x 120mm, 1 x 90mm)
Memory DDR3-1600 (8GB) / Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 (2gb)
Video Card(s) / Visiontek 4870
Storage HD103SJ /
Display(s) Viewsonic 22" VX2240W
Case Xigmatek Midgard II / Thermaltake VA8003SWA
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W
#6
$420? What are they? High?

EDIT: Hopefully some people got it.

I know, it was lame... :ohwell:
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 29, 2012
Messages
208 (0.11/day)
Likes
205
System Name "Dark Wind"
Processor Sandy Bridge i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz 1.336v
Motherboard Asus ROG Maximum Gene-Z
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight w/AS5
Memory G.Skill Ripjaw X Series 1600mhz 2 x 4gig
Video Card(s) eVGA GTX 670 FTW 2gig
Storage Western Digital Black Cavier 640gig AALS/ Samsung 840 Pro 256gig
Display(s) Dell U2412M / Viewsonic VX2025WM
Case Cooler Master HAF XB
Audio Device(s) SB X-fi Titanium PCI-E
Power Supply Corsair AX860 Platinum
Software Windows 7 64 bit Premium Home
#7
Ftws are high clocked gpu cores on gtx 680 pcb boards, so there gonna command a higher price, my 670 ftw was about that much a few months ago. Evgas have good warranties with them and quality components so there not gonna give em away for free and your also paying for non reference cooler
 
Joined
Feb 8, 2008
Messages
2,312 (0.64/day)
Likes
715
Location
Switzerland
System Name Keep spending on me
Processor i7 4790K ( 4.4 Ghz stock )
Motherboard Maximus VII Impact z97
Cooling Corsair H90 140mm AIO
Memory 2x8 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 1866 Mhz
Video Card(s) ASUS DUAL GTX 1060
Storage M.2 Samsung NVMe 960 Pro 512 GB
Display(s) AOC G2460 G-Sync 1080p
Case Cooler Master Mastercase 3
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX II Impact
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Razer Deathadder 2013
Software Win 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Gaming at high performance is my priority
#8
RAM and VRM not cooled ?? What a shame !
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Messages
5 (0.00/day)
Likes
1
#9
Since I have this card I was interested in the Step up thing since I had not heard about it, so I went to EVGA's support page and it says the 670 FTW Sig 2 isn't supported in the step up program?

link:http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

That disappoints me cause it sounded like such a good idea :(
 
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
416 (0.13/day)
Likes
93
#10
Since I have this card I was interested in the Step up thing since I had not heard about it, so I went to EVGA's support page and it says the 670 FTW Sig 2 isn't supported in the step up program?

link:http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

That disappoints me cause it sounded like such a good idea :(
Seems kind of counter productive to purchase an extended warranty so you can get rid of your card within 3 months. ;)
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,057 (3.44/day)
Likes
17,962
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#11
Since I have this card I was interested in the Step up thing since I had not heard about it, so I went to EVGA's support page and it says the 670 FTW Sig 2 isn't supported in the step up program?

link:http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

That disappoints me cause it sounded like such a good idea :(
you can not step up to this card "EVGA will only release reference versions of its products, NVIDIA reference spec and clock, to the Step-Up program."

my understanding is that when they release a gtx 700 gpu to step up you can upgrade from the sig2 to the new gpu
 

Socram13

New Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2011
Messages
19 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Processor I5 2500K@4.0
Motherboard P8P67
Cooling Noctua U12P
Memory Gskill Sniper 1866 8GB
Video Card(s) Nvidia GB 210 :)
Storage Samsung 830 128GB / 2TB Samsung F3
Display(s) Asus VH226H
Case CM 912 Plus
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1
Power Supply Corsair HX-650W
Software W7 64 Ultimate
#12
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,400 (5.82/day)
Likes
8,922
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name The Mailbox 4.5
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD, 500Gb WD (7200) 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080
Case Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#14
Glad to see W1zz got a EVGA to review. As I suspected these FTW cards are pretty damn awesome compared to other 670's on the market. I love mine.
 
Joined
Aug 19, 2011
Messages
509 (0.22/day)
Likes
165
System Name NZXT 980 Z
Processor 3570K
Motherboard AsRock Z77 O/C Formula
Cooling Custom Liquid
Memory 2133MHz Mushkin Blackline 64g
Video Card(s) 2 X Asus GTX 670 full cover EK blocks
Storage 240 mushkin 2x120 samsungs
Display(s) Asus "24 144Hz
Case Switch 810
Audio Device(s) creative
Power Supply Seasonic platinum
Software w7 steam futuremark
#15
im not a big EVGA fan....

seems to me all they do is put out a ref. 680 with 1344 cuda ct. slap a cooler on it and call it a day.....

not like galaxy asus or msi, which all design pcb/ power delivery in house.....
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Messages
5 (0.00/day)
Likes
1
#16
you can not step up to this card "EVGA will only release reference versions of its products, NVIDIA reference spec and clock, to the Step-Up program."

my understanding is that when they release a gtx 700 gpu to step up you can upgrade from the sig2 to the new gpu
Ah I see, I see.. that makes more sense.
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
1,725 (0.71/day)
Likes
203
Location
So. Cal.
#17
EVGA Step-Up is a Joke!

EVGA Step-Up is a Joke! And only good for lifetime warranty parts, or extended warranty. So you also need the forethought to purchase the extended warranty within 30 days... another $25 minimum for this price level. I question, you think you’re getting a really "Top Shelve" EVGA then find it only musters a 3-Year... While is that extended warranty transferable to your Step-Up? Doubt! :nutkick:

EVGA -“knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase. In the computer hardware world, 90 days is a lifetime!” So W1zz you’re convinced that we will see and EVGA 7XX card on sale at EVGA site by April the 26, 2013? We can take that to the Bank... :twitch:

I’ve never heard any owner that had a scenario where they came away with anything respectable, once adding a good amount of cash and down time. If 7XX’s show by then EVGA gives you back the final price (what you paid after rebates and not including tax). So if you buy today let’s put it at $420; then April 26th EVGA list parts for 770’s and 780’s for instance, while remember those first runs are most often a little more generic construction than this card.

So, do you buy the 770 that might get you 15-20% more performance for their site’s MSRP of $400…, or a 780 that’s $500? I’m skeptical my assessment it will be higher... what’s your guess? :rolleyes:

The problem is you more than likely you paid tax on the 670FTW to the tune of say $35, then $25 for a warranty (you never needed) and shipping both ways (remember original packaging). So on the original card $35 tax, +$25 warranty, say $8 to send it to EVGA. I think you have to purchase something of the same price or more for new card (IDK), plus sale tax on the new card (in LA) figure $38 and what EVGA get for shipping say $8. That adds up to like $114. When all is said and done for a card that’s list on the site for $420, and for that you probably won’t get as nice of card and cooler. While 15-20% performance you added 27% more cash plus the wait.. not any great move. :slap:

A 780 isn’t any better move as that adds like a $200 on top of the $420 = $620 or you supplemented you original purchase by 48%. Or, you you could look at it as add over $16 a week in that 90 day period. :banghead:

Heck I had a friend who called as he could drive to Brea, CA and said... nooo-can-do!
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,400 (5.82/day)
Likes
8,922
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name The Mailbox 4.5
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD, 500Gb WD (7200) 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080
Case Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#18
EVGA Step-Up is a Joke! And only good for lifetime warranty parts, or you also need to get an extended warranty.. another cost a $25 minimum for this price as EVGA can only muster a 3-Year on this thing... while is that warranty transferable? :nutkick:

EVGA -“knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase. In the computer hardware world, 90 days is a lifetime!” So W1zz you’re convinced that we will see and EVGA 7XX card on sale at EVGA site by April the 26, 2013? We can take that to the Bank... :twitch:

I’ve never heard any owner that had a scenario where they came away with anything respectable, once adding a good amount of cash and down time. If 7XX’s show by then EVGA gives you back the final price (what you paid after rebates and not including tax). So if you buy today let’s put it at $420; then April 26th EVGA list parts for 770’s and 780’s for instance, while remember those first runs are most often a little more generic construction than this card.

So, do you buy the 770 that might get you 15-20% more performance for their site’s MSRP of $400…, or a 780 that’s $500? I’m skeptical my assessment it will be higher... what’s your guess? :rolleyes:

The problem is you more than likely you paid tax on the 670FTW to the tune of say $35, then $25 for a warranty (you never needed) and shipping both ways (remember original packaging). So on the original card $35 tax, +$25 warranty, say $8 to send it to EVGA. I think you have to purchase something of the same price or more for new card (IDK), plus sale tax on the new card (in LA) figure $38 and what EVGA get for shipping say $8. That adds up to like $114. When all is said and done for a card that’s list on the site for $420, and for that you probably won’t get as nice of card and cooler. While 15-20% performance you added 27% more cash plus the wait.. not any great move. :slap:

A 780 isn’t any better move as that adds like a $200 on top of the $420 = $620 or you supplemented you original purchase by 48%. Or, you you could look at it as add over $16 a week in that 90 day period. :banghead:

Heck I had a friend who called as he could drive to Brea, CA and said... nooo-can-do!
I paid zero tax on mine and the step up is from when you bought the card.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,400 (5.82/day)
Likes
8,922
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name The Mailbox 4.5
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD, 500Gb WD (7200) 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080
Case Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#20
Well that helps, but what will EVGA actually have listed 75-90 day from your date of purchase that is a true step-up? :D
For people who by a card then the next month (past 30 day return policy) a new one comes out......yes its a good deal.
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#21
I find it hard to believe that this card is that quiet at load. My GTX680 Signature 2 before putting it on water was pretty loud.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,057 (3.44/day)
Likes
17,962
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#22
So W1zz you’re convinced that we will see and EVGA 7XX card on sale at EVGA site by April the 26, 2013?
To be honest, I have no experience with the EVGA step up program. But random people I asked tell me good things about it. I found it fair to mention it in the conclusion of the review and would appreciate some comments in this thread, from anyone who dealt with it.

NVIDIA is releasing a GK110 based card around March. Not sure about other GTX 7xx Series cards.

I find it hard to believe that this card is that quiet at load. My GTX680 Signature 2 before putting it on water was pretty loud.
Yes, it's really that quiet, and still the ASUS GTX 670 DC II is quieter. Buy one, if you think it's too noisy I'll pay the restocking fee.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,400 (5.82/day)
Likes
8,922
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name The Mailbox 4.5
Processor Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD, 500Gb WD (7200) 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080
Case Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#23
To be honest, I have no experience with the EVGA step up program. But random people I asked tell me good things about it. I found it fair to mention it in the conclusion of the review and would appreciate some comments in this thread, from anyone who dealt with it.

NVIDIA is releasing a GK110 based card around March. Not sure about other GTX 7xx Series cards.



Yes, it's really that quiet, and still the ASUS GTX 670 DC II is quieter. Buy one, if you think it's too noisy I'll pay the restocking fee.
My 670 FTW is dead quiet. I can never hear it.
 

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Messages
12,129 (4.56/day)
Likes
3,697
Location
Seattle, WA
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.2GHZ 1.275v
Motherboard MSi Z97 Gaming 5
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident X 16Gb (4x4GB) 2400mhz @ 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
#24

cadaveca

My name is Dave
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
16,546 (3.88/day)
Likes
10,908
Location
Parkland County, Alberta
System Name Gamer
Processor Intel i7-6700K (ES)
Motherboard MSI Aegis TI
Cooling Custom Dragon Cooler
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX 2133 MHz C13
Video Card(s) 2x MSI GAMING GTX 980
Storage 2x Intel 600P
Display(s) Dell 3008WFP
Case MSI Aegis Ti
Mouse MSI Interceptor DS B1
Keyboard MSI DS4200 GAMING Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
#25
You have the one with the reference 680 cooler too.
Power consumption of the GTX670 is lower than GTX680, and this card has the same cooler as yours, so naturally, with less heat, the fans spin slower, and will be quieter than your own card.