Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 9, 2012.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/
Okay. Time to get one.
Seems like a pretty solid card from Nvidia. Performs right about what it should considering the price-tag, a lot of OC-headroom, and relatively normal heat output. I'm more interested in the mid-range variants like GTX 660 Ti/GTX 660 though, since 400$ is still out of my price-range.
Definitely a good card despite the cheap as hell ref design and the power consumption its just wow I would choose this any day over a 7970 wich starts to looks like a gtx 480 compared to this.
Crazy little thing called, GK104!
good job nvidia, I pick this one.
The PCB looks... weird..
So this is it. It is basically what a 7870 is to the 7970. It is a cheaper card almost beating the highend gpu despite the missing shaders. So there are some problems at nvidia too, as this performance loss seem to little for the number of shaders missing as it is between Pitcairn and Tahiti, altough both cards are gk104 this seems the case. So 7970 and 680 became pointless for most clients who are not looking for extra performance headroom just performance out of the box at a reasonable pricet
Just grab non-reference designs
Pitty, this card has <$300 written all over it : (
With the performance however even at $400 they are shooting themselves in the foot on the GTX680. Good news folks ; P pretty soon there will be 680s on the shelves for you!
Funny thing is I see vendors sites with them available for purchase but nothing on newegg about the GTX 670 at all.
Hey W1zz, ....any chance of a SLI on the 670 in a week or so? : )
more like today or tomorrow. i have to finish a zotac 670 review first, then bench sli and write the review
WOOT! You rock!
Great card !!! Almost GTX680 performance at $100 less. I'm going to get 2 as soon as it becomes available here. Finally , a worthy upgrade from my 4870x2.
I'm slightly disappointed that this card didn't beat 7870 in performance / watt. Doesn't matter though, this is one of the best cards in this generation.
A very very nice surprise. 108W lower power consumption for identical performance of the 7970 at 1080p and for 50$ less and very close to the 680 at 100$ less. Still a bit expensive, 360-380 would have been too nice.
Limited availability like the 680?
This, but hey we live in a greedy world. imo both AMD& NV 28nm are $$$ ripoffs.
This would be more realistic and how it should have been by default.
680gtx max 350-380$,
670gtx max 270-300$,
660Ti max 220-240$.
When I can score one for 320 Ill be all over this.
Looking at the performance of this card, I think 660Ti might beat the old champ 580. At 250-300 bucks, it'll be a great deal.
Shit. Am I dreaming too much ?
But that would take months because there aren't any Kepler GPUs over there.
Ok, haven’t dug into the whole review, but kudos’s Nvidia; Performance is right where you'd figure, power is nice, and all that on a small board... wow! I'd say this has got the right stuff. They used the time and got it tailored perfect. It looks like they have found cost cutting improvement on the component for Turbo Boost and probably makes very good margins as W1zzard alluded to on the first page.
Like I said a few days back AMD now has a the 1Ghz coming, so they might still find room with the 925Mhz version even more say $430, figure for the time being almost all AIB's are custom and will be demanding closer to $430. If Nvidia can pressure AIB/E-tailers to hold the line pricewise, but more importantly also supply a ton of cards into the channel they have a product that will really make impact to the bottom. Again in the conclusion W1zzard saying, "as the design is extremely cost optimized and could easily be sold at something like $250". I really doubt that day will come Nvidia just devised a good PCB to load the rest of what they harvest into the PCB to really get their best bang for buck.
On this point remember Nvidia is no longer getting the sweet "price per good chips only", TSMC stopped that deal and sells the wafer so Nvidia especially now has to spread the joy against what they harvest. Also, since TSMC has move up Nvidia wafer starts there's probably and expedite charge to factor into every wafer. It would be interesting to see the date these were produced?
I dunno what your obsession is with me but you need a GF.
I had a feeling the 670 was going to be good, but I didn't expect it to be this good! Throws my plans for getting a 7950 out the window
No. It has to be at most 300$ with 7950 performance.
You're shooting the messenger even though the message was from you anyway?
i want this with non-reference design that can cut cost more but doesn't sacrificing reference performance. i dont need fancy look.
In the UK they're at roughly £320+ which makes it tempting for an sli config. Looks like the best card ever for 1920x1200 res gaming or below. At 2560 though, the 680's and 7970's are still better options with more overclocking room (my 7970 chuckles by at 1125 core and 1500 memory without voltage adjustment - W1zzard's sample must have been duff )
All that said, if they've got water blocks coming out for these, I might be moving back to a dual card set up.
Or wait for the price war.
I think I can give up on the GK110. Looks to me like Nvidia have made their decisions to split Kepler into gaming OR HPC.
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