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http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=71151&vpn=67NPH6DV5ZJX&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology&promoid=1257

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=71107&vpn=GV-N670OC-2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=71304&vpn=67NPH6DV6KXZ&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology&promoid=1257

there all by gigabyte but i see their memory clocks are different. they either have 3ghz memory clock or 6ghz but the 3 ghz ones are priced more. could someone explain the point of having higher memory clocks, i am newbie in terms of computers.

thanks
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In easy to understand terms, higher memory clock = more performance on the video card. I also see that 2 of them are made by Galaxy, and one is made by Gigabyte, but you said they were all Gigabyte. Galaxy is a different company than Gigabyte.

If you can get one I would go for the Gigabyte if only because it is made by a good company with a good reputation, and is cheaper but has good memory clocks. Plus it has better cooling.
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@hydrogenhuman
oops i missed, missread galaxy for gigabtye. my apologies.
the gigabyte has a lower core clock though, by 60. is the gigabyte still better?
galaxy is a bad company? and also i see theres a evga http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=71248&vpn=04G-P4-2673-KR&manufacture=eVGA.
i hear evga has a good name for gpus, so how would the evga do compared to the gigabyte? it has less fans.

also in your opinion which gtx 670 is the best?

thanks.

also, are the cards with more fans better than the other 670s? like this one vs the evga i listed above
Edited by kc31 - 5/11/12 at 6:11pm
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I personally choose EVGA over Galaxy and Gigabyte. Just something about Gigabyte makes me think if I bought it then it would start on fire. redface.gif
Plus EVGA has an awesome customer service. IMO better than ASUS by a landslide.
     
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evga cards are refrence cards( i THINK thats how its called) compared to gigabyte with multiple fans. would gigabyte be a better overclocker?

thanks.
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get the evga SC card or wait for the 4GB FTW card, that one is sure to be a beast
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Originally Posted by kc31 View Post

evga cards are refrence cards( i THINK thats how its called) compared to gigabyte with multiple fans. would gigabyte be a better overclocker?
thanks.

The Gigabyte cards are hit and miss with overclocking, my 2 cards are unstable at anything over 1248core whereas some others that have the same card are getting over 1300core. But in saying that anything over 1200 is still a very good gain, and should be matcing stock 680's.
 
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the fans don't matter?

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The memory clocks are just misreported, every 670 has >6000MHz memory clocks. If you see one advertised that says it runs at 3000MHz or thereabouts, just double the number for the sake of comparison.

For those prices, you should absolutely get the Gigabyte. The OC Galaxy is really not any better, and it's way more money, and the reference one is worse even though it's $10 more.

I got the Gigabyte myself, it's on the way ... there's really no better 670 than that out at the moment unless you can get yourself an Asus DCII ... and even those aren't much better really.
    
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the fans don't matter?

thanks
They should all be the same if they are reference.
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