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MSI GeForce GTX 670 Pictured Up Close

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Here are the first pictures of MSI GeForce GTX 670. The GTX 670 will be NVIDIA's third SKU based on the GK104, and will be positioned to compete with AMD Radeon HD 7950. The card pictured below is nearly identical to a Leadtek-branded one that was pictured last week, which leads us to believe that this could very well be NVIDIA reference design, with just MSI's sticker on. One can deduce, by the location of the two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, that this card also uses a different PCB layout from the one GeForce GTX 680 does.

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good news for those who still buy nvidia
 
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Well its about time! hope this is 5-15% faster than the 7950 and use less power.

Gah I looked but couldn't find the typo where is it? I suck at English.
 

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LOL dispaly

also it looks like the pcb is wicked short. Hoping this hits at a $350-399 price range and is within 10-15% of the gtx680 this could be my card when the non-reference boards pour in
 
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Oh! Ok wow my brain auto corrected that says "DispalyPort" supposed to be "DisplayPort"
 
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it's small card with huge cooler just like zotac GTX 560 SE
 
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good news for those who still buy nvidia
Probably good news for anyone that buys discrete graphics cards. If the 660 Ti and 670 enter the channel at their rumoured price points then those people who buy AMD can likely look forward to less expensive 7950's and 7870's -esp the non-reference variety.
 
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power in the middle of the card lolz that would colide with most high eng cpu coolers, and what about sli and stuff...
 
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Looks so nice ! The big fan provides low noise.


I do not think there is a specific reason for the location of power connectors maybe just some news to show or to give space for the fan.
 
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The card packs 1344 CUDA cores, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface
Sh*t just got real. 350$ price-tag would be sweet though...
 

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This is the card I've been waiting for, hoping for a $350 price point and GTX580 level performance :D
 
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Probably good news for anyone that buys discrete graphics cards. If the 660 Ti and 670 enter the channel at their rumoured price points then those people who buy AMD can likely look forward to less expensive 7950's and 7870's -esp the non-reference variety.
Pretty much this. I think 660 (gk106) will really force 7870 down though, just as the situation is with gk104 vs Tahiti...it is a game of default performance/clockspeeds. The default clockspeed(s) the nvidia products run make them appear stronger than the ipc behind them. 660 will almost certainly have similar clocks to 680, but using a 192-bit bus and 5ghz memory. This will trump a 7850 at 860mhz all things considered, and appear appealing. Since Pitcairn is the same size as gk106 and 7870 has less total ipc/mem overclockability than even butchered gk104's, the obvious fight for AMD to pick is to position 7870 as a value alt to 660ti and performance alt to 660.


7950 v 670

1792 @ 800mhz = 1344 + 224 @ 914mhz.

50% more bandwidth = ~8% more performance = 914x1.08 = 988mhz

expected boost clock: 1ghz

Expectation: They will perform very similar, except in scenarios limited by texture/rop/pixel fillrate unit clocks. Overclocked they will be similar all-around or advantage AMD as unlike 7970 vs 680, 7950 is not ROP-limited (or shader over-kill depending on how you look at it) and with similar clockspeeds the greater IPC will become apparent.


7870 v 660ti

1280 @ 1000mhz = 1152 + 192 @ 953mhz

28% more bandwidth = ~4.5% more performance = 953x1.045 = 996mhz

expected clocks: same as 670 (1ghz boost/5ghz mem)

Expectation: They will perform very similar. 660ti closer to what many expected Pitcairn to be than what it actually was, which really isn't all that different.

7850 vs 660

1024 @ 860mhz = 768 + 192 @ 983mhz

28% more bw = ~4.5% more perf = 983x1.045 = 1027mhz

expected clocks: 1.12 boost/5ghz mem

Expectation: Between edging out and putting the hurt on 7850 at default clocks depending on game bottleneck (similar to 670 vs 7950). Overclocked the story is murky. Depending on if people care enough to try to get 7850's above 1050mhz, which AMD has tried their hardest to stop, and/or find a card with voltage adjustments (which AMD also doesn't like hence the powertune cap) it could go from a tie to advantage AMD. The obvious response, of course, is this is when AMD shows the real value of Pitcairn and it edges closer to becoming the new Barts.
 
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Odd PCI-E placement :confused:
 
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Mmm a work of art...gimme gimme gimme :D
 
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any news /info on possible release date?
 
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Odd PCI-E placement :confused:
Odd? There are no odd positions for PCI-E, it can only be positioned where it is. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to fit it on the mobo and inside the case...
 
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Being waiting for that info. The only "problem" with it is why 256-bit & not 512-bit bus? GTX 280 had full 512-bit, albeit GDDR3. And i'd wait for ASUS DirectCU II variant of card.

P.S. Just imagine: 2GB GDDR5 512-bit gfx card, beast isn't it? :) :toast:
 
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Being waiting for that info. The only "problem" with it is why 256-bit & not 512-bit bus? GTX 280 had full 512-bit, albeit GDDR3. And i'd wait for ASUS DirectCU II variant of card.

P.S. Just imagine: 2GB GDDR5 512-bit gfx card, beast isn't it? :) :toast:
Yeah the whole 256-bit thing is such a strange thing especially for users who plan to go extreme resolutions.
 
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Wow. MSI introduced a new type of digital video interface..oh wait
 
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Well its about time! hope this is 5-15% faster than the 7950 and use less power.

Gah I looked but couldn't find the typo where is it? I suck at English.
LOL you do not suck at English ... and it is about time ... which can be shortened to - it's about time ... which answers your rhetorical question ... oh wait