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Remember how the GTX 470 @ 800mhz could match a 480? A bunch of people still bought the 480 over the 470 so I don't understand why so many people are freaking out over getting a 680.

Also, the 470 retailed for $350 and the 480 retailed for $500. Nothing new here really, but its awesome how well the 670 performs.

Good point, I was thinking about that earlier. You didn't even have to clock the 470 that high, 750MHz+ would pretty much match a 480 a lot of the time and the price difference in that generation is similar to what we see now although the 470's were about £20-30 cheaper than the 670's are. I think the 570 and 580 were a similar deal back when they first released so its just more of the same from Nvidia, which is good. I must admit I'm glad I bought my 680 when I did, although I did get it for £385, the cheapest now retail for about £50 more. Even so they're still a good buy if you want the extra performance, although the 670 is a great alternative if you want a bit less performance for less money. I'd probably recommend going for the non reference cooled 670's though, makes a bit more sense seen as you're going to need to overclock it a decent amount.

Some great competition for AMD, they're either going to have to drop prices a bit more or come up with something new as everyone is going to want a 670. Only advantage they've got is they can supply more cards than Nvidia.
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Anyone find the Asus GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP for sale anywhere?
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Remember how the GTX 470 @ 800mhz could match a 480? A bunch of people still bought the 480 over the 470 so I don't understand why so many people are freaking out over getting a 680.

Also, the 470 retailed for $350 and the 480 retailed for $500. Nothing new here really, but its awesome how well the 670 performs.

yeah but you are comparing apple to orange here. The GTX 470 needs to be pushed to the limit to reach GTX 480 speeds. plus when both at stock the GTX 480 was about 25% faster. And alot of 470s and I mean it ... alot won't cut it for 800 MHz.
The GTX 670 is really really close to the GTX 680 in most benchmarks, most of the time less than 10% different.
Why nvidia is trashing their own flagship GPU? I will be very annoyed if I bough the GTX 680.
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Just bought a EVGA 670. Loved my HD 7970s, but at this point, the 670s are the better buy.

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Hey all ...

I didn't want to start a new thread so I thought I would pop a small question in here ... (I hope no one minds)

I have a Silverstone Raven 02-E chassis and would like to know which cooler would be better for that kind of setup, as I was told that heatpipe orientation with the 90 degree rotation design of the raven is a problem

So which would be better the reference design or the cu ii ...


All information would be greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards.


PS: EVGA's white and black card would look stellar in a white chassis
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Whoa, Asus 670 DCII is very impressive card cool.gif. I will begin to save some money so hopefully I can afford it some day. I really like that it's so quiet, I can't stand loud reference coolers. 680 overclocked to max will still probably be faster but it's not worth the price difference IMO.
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Come on Newegg chop chop.
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People have always paid a lot more for a small performance premium so that's nothing new.

What's new (old-school?) and what I really like about this card is how small a package it comes in.

I think TPU does the best job on reviews because they test so many games.

Relative Performance.

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yeah but you are comparing apple to orange here. The GTX 470 needs to be pushed to the limit to reach GTX 480 speeds. plus when both at stock the GTX 480 was about 25% faster. And alot of 470s and I mean it ... alot won't cut it for 800 MHz.
The GTX 670 is really really close to the GTX 680 in most benchmarks, most of the time less than 10% different.
Why nvidia is trashing their own flagship GPU? I will be very annoyed if I bough the GTX 680.


Incorrect. The GTX 470 was purposefully clocked to 607Mhz while the GTX 480 already had over a 100Mhz clock advantage. So sure at stock speeds, the GTX 470 was about 20-25% slower.

 

800MHz was attainable for most 470s. I have at one time or the other owned eight GTX 470s and three GTX 480s. In games and benchmarks, the GTX 470 performed very close to a GTX 480.

 

5-8 of the 470s I have owned could hit 850Mhz. Every single one could hit 800Mhz, and two could hit 900MHz on water. While this isn't wholly representative, it does show that the 470 had great overclocking potential.

 

Lots of others I have seen/talked to could get their 470s past 800Mhz.

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