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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5

100% Positive Reviews

Posted

Pros: Benchmarks like a boss, Chops up DX11@1080p

Cons: Loud fans when pushing them to 95%, low OpenCL and CPGPU performance

I got the first one in November and the second in December. These cards are very good, they were even considered the best overall 670 model by Tom's Hardware. I have successfully overclocked them to 1293/7010 and they tear anything up that I throw at them, except...
The game's with tessellation really do not seem to like nVidia based GPU's, when ever I implement tessellation in a game it becomes less fluid than usual. When the fans reach 95% they get quite loud, but usually don't need to(set to 68C to avoid down-throttling @70C) but when I am running Heaven or Valley benchmark they really get hot and loud.

Posted

Pros: Automatically installs some drivers. Quiet but powerful. Ultra cool. FAST No screen tearing.

Cons: Slightly big

Ive had 2x of these monsters runnig in sli for a couple weeks now and i couldnt be happier. Let me say first that prior to this i was running dual 7850s and even with one 670 there is litterally no comparison. For a week i only had a single 670 and the capabilities astounded me. Comparing the dual 7850s to a single 670. This is what i found.

The 670:
1. Ran cooler then the dual 7850s (with 3 monitors plugged into it)
2. There was significant less screen tearing
3. I could push games to slightly higher settings (this is with a single gpu against 2)

As well after being a longtime diehard for amd nvidia has really won me over with these gpus and their responsive time for new drivers and such.

I got windows 8 right when it came out and let me tell you it was near impossible to play certain games with the amd 7850s. I assumed this was just due to the learning curve required for windows 8. However after having the 670 for only a day i noticed that many of my games were having virtually no problems. As well i found the nvidia control panal held more options. Was more easily understandable and was just downrigt more clean looking. This is nothing against AMD i have used them for years however after personally experiencig all the issues with windows 8 i can say nvidia trully has an edge on AMD when it comes to updating their drivers.

All in a i would highly reccomend this gpu. In fact it runs so well (even with my triple monitor set up) that i almost question the need of having gotten a second one. Thank you gigabyte for making such a great card and thank you nvidia. You now have one more loyal customer

Posted

Pros: Quiet, 680 pcb, fast, cool

Cons: Fan design could be an issue for small tower setups for SLI

I've been using the Gigabyte 670 for the last 3 weeks and I can not be happier. After selling my 590, I had my doubts over the 670 series GPUs. Few benchmark sites out there claimed that the 670's potential was almost as fast as the 590 in certain games and at first I did not believe this, but after using the GPU myself, I am not really missing my 590 even a bit.

 

I have over 80 titles on Steam and been playing few of them frequently lately. The GPU intensive games I play are Alan Wake, Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2. I can easily say that when everything is maxed at 1080p resolution, i rarely go below 60 on all these titles. This is an incredible feat for a single card, single GPU solution. The results are so impressive that I am not thinking of buying a 2nd 670 for the moment. 

 

The Gigabyte 670 is factory overclockd to 980mhz, instead of 915mhz which is the regular 670 speed. Yes there are other GPUs out there which are factory OCed to even higher mhz, over 1000, but what Gigabyte 670 makes up in difference is the cooling solution they came up with. The GPU has 3 fans that cool itself and you hardly notice any sound below 75% fan speed. After 75% you can hear the sound of the fans spinning but not that much. Also trust me, unless you are extremely sensitive about heat, you would not need to work your GPUs' fans over 70% of its speed. I currently OCed the 670 even more than it's factory OC, and I hit 72 degrees maximum on heavy load. My fan speed is 70% at max. Also please note that my ambient temperature in the summer is extremely high and my room is humid. I am sure that when the weather gets normal, or when i get some AC unit for my room, the temperatures will be even lower.

 

The only downside for this GPU, if there is any, is that people with small cases might not want to SLI this card because the card does not take the heat out from the rear of the case. Instead the heat is pumped inside the case because of the fan design, and just go with the air flow of your case. Since I have a full tower and good cooling solution this is not a problem for me, however it could be a problem for people with small or mid towers.

 

The Gigabyte 670 is priced at 400$ on newegg.com. It is a great price and it makes this GPU one of the best, if not the best 670 currently available in the market. You might want to go for an Evga 670 for warranty purposes but I believe the Gigabyte 670 is a bit better than the Evga 670 GPUs in terms of cooling and heat.

 

The only reasons that I might want to SLI this beast are for 3Dvision and 120hz gaming. Other than that if you have a 60hz screen and only game at 1080p 2D, than look no further. When you compare price/performance, this card also beats any 680 out there. Even an 670 SLI is on par with a 690 GPU, and it is currently going to cost you 200$ lower.

 

If you are in the market for a great single GPU solution. Look no further. Gigabyte 670 would make you happy.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5
Description:

Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 GPU and Integrated with industry's best 2GB GDDR5 memory and 256-bit memory interface

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandGigabyte
EAN0818313015143
FeatureSupports NVIDIA SLI / CUDA / PhysX / 3d Vision / Surround technologies
Height9.3 inches
Length15.9 inches
Weight3.7 pounds
Width3.5 inches
LabelGigabyte
List Price$399.99
ManufacturerGigabyte
ModelGV-N670OC-2GD
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameVIDEO_CARD
PublisherGigabyte
StudioGigabyte
TitleGIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 2x DVI / HDMI / Displayport SLI Ready PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card Graphics Cards GV-N670OC-2GD
UPC818313015143
Warranty3 years
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