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Right, but which ones run cooler? The gigabyte or the asus?

Gigabyte runs cooler but produces slightly more Dba, Asus Runs hotter but produces less Dba.

To be honest when mine is running for e.g. in Borderlands 2 it sits between 63-66deg with a ambient of 28deg. I can't hear it over my case fans only if I make them spin at 600rpm I can only just hear it.

Both are not very noisy at all the Asus in some review did go over the magic 70deg number which knocks off 13mhz from the core clock and drops the volts a bit.

But the Asus has a backplate.
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Gigabyte runs cooler but produces slightly more Dba, Asus Runs hotter but produces less Dba.
To be honest when mine is running for e.g. in Borderlands 2 it sits between 63-66deg with a ambient of 28deg. I can't hear it over my case fans only if I make them spin at 600rpm I can only just hear it.
Both are not very noisy at all the Asus in some review did go over the magic 70deg number which knocks off 13mhz from the core clock and drops the volts a bit.
But the Asus has a backplate.

That's what makes me worried, the throttling temp limit. I'm living in a tropical country so I have less room for high temps when overclocking. With that said, does that mean the gigabyte would be a better overall card than the asus? What would be the significance of a backplate except for the looks?

Oh, and what card do you have again? Sorry, not sure where to see your sig when viewing OCN in mobile.

Thanks.
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That's what makes me worried, the throttling temp limit. I'm living in a tropical country so I have less room for high temps when overclocking. With that said, does that mean the gigabyte would be a better overall card than the asus? What would be the significance of a backplate except for the looks?
Oh, and what card do you have again? Sorry, not sure where to see your sig when viewing OCN in mobile.
Thanks.

I have the Gigabyte GTX670 OC WF3 with a EVGA 680 backplate

If your ambient temps are hot than the WF3 gigabyte is for you. My room can have an ambient of 30+deg and when that happens the cards gets close to high 60's when gaming I would say nearly all 670's would go over that 70 mark with there cooler's the WF3 cooler is a really well designed. Remember Gigabyte has been refining that design for 2-3 generations of GPU's

The back plate is just for looks, adding mine did nothing for temps (i didn't expect it to either)

Note I do not work for gigabyte but just really happy with there card thumb.gif
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I have the Gigabyte GTX670 OC WF3 with a EVGA 680 backplate
If your ambient temps are hot than the WF3 gigabyte is for you. My room can have an ambient of 30+deg and when that happens the cards gets close to high 60's when gaming I would say nearly all 670's would go over that 70 mark with there cooler's the WF3 cooler is a really well designed. Remember Gigabyte has been refining that design for 2-3 generations of GPU's
The back plate is just for looks, adding mine did nothing for temps (i didn't expect it to either)
Note I do not work for gigabyte but just really happy with there card thumb.gif

Thanks for the advice. It's weird though that some people say that the asus runs cooler than the gigabyte. This confuses me more on my choice frown.gif

And what about the msi pe, is it even a worthy contender?

How were you able to put a 680 backplate in your card?

Oh and if you don't mind checking, can you access the PWM fan header of the gigabyte gtx 670 easily without removing the heatsink assembly? For my airflow drsign, I split the PWM signal from the GPU to two of my case fans using a custom-made cable that I have so access to this header is a must.
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And what about the msi pe, is it even a worthy contender?

I own it, I can say It's cool, I never hear my fan spinning except I set @75 - 100 %, lol
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Need some advice people...

Whats everyones opinion on memory overclocking? I've gotten 700+ offset on memory which is 7.4GHz and its stable and I can probably keep going....is that even safe? Last thing I want to do is degrade my memory, not sure if these huge overclocks are going to be detrimental in the long run.... From 650-700+ offset I didn't notice any fps gain so maybe that's my limit?
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@kevindd992002

Yeah Asus Giga & MSI are all good cards very similar but slight differences google & lots of reading.

The 680 plate is easy to install 6 screws and take a little metal off in one area, there is a thread on here somewhere.

Looks like you will have to take the cooler off to get to the PWM header.



@Cakewalk_S

There is a point with the memory where once you go past a speed in OC'ing you actually lose frames sounds like your at that point I would back it off little and call it a good OC. I have been running my 700+ for 5-6 Months now with no issues
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@kevindd992002
Yeah Asus Giga & MSI are all good cards very similar but slight differences google & lots of reading.
The 680 plate is easy to install 6 screws and take a little metal off in one area, there is a thread on here somewhere.
Looks like you will have to take the cooler off to get to the PWM header.

Great, thanks for the pic. So between these three cards, the gigabyte runs the coolest? How cool is it compared to the asus and msi? What is special about the msi?

Also, I've read that the Asus has more power phases than the gigabyte and that would mean better overclocking stability? And the gigabyte has 6+8 pci-e power connectors although theoretically the power draw limits of 6+6 and 6+8 are never even reached by the the gtx 670, right?

Thanks for the info on the PWM header. Is is easy to remove the heatsink assembly? So it looks like the heatpipes touch the fan connector itself, right? If ever I go with this, I will be removing the heatsink to reapply thermal paste anyway. Is the thermal paste application of gigabye any good or is it the same as all other vendors wherein they put too much paste?
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people have had better luck getting high clocks from gigabyte cards. the msi spins its fans backwards at full blast from boot until windows to blow the dust from the heatsink. my asus is quiet and stays cool with a 'custom' fan profile. i also got lucky though and can clock quite nicely on the core. memory isnt so great on mine. as far as ive heard and read, evga has great clocking cards but, i hate the noise even if they do dump the heat outside the case.
why dont you just use a fan controller to control those exhaust fans ? you wouldnt be drawing juice through the vid card to turn case fans. there is already 2 or 3 fans on the 670 and you want to run more ? and the backplate keeps the card from sagging any more than it already does. the more attached to card, the more weight is added to the card, the more pressure/stress put on the pcb and pci-e slot. i still used a zip tie to hold my card as level as i could.
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people have had better luck getting high clocks from gigabyte cards. the msi spins its fans backwards at full blast from boot until windows to blow the dust from the heatsink. my asus is quiet and stays cool with a 'custom' fan profile. i also got lucky though and can clock quite nicely on the core. memory isnt so great on mine. as far as ive heard and read, evga has great clocking cards but, i hate the noise even if they do dump the heat outside the case.
why dont you just use a fan controller to control those exhaust fans ? you wouldnt be drawing juice through the vid card to turn case fans. there is already 2 or 3 fans on the 670 and you want to run more ? and the backplate keeps the card from sagging any more than it already does. the more attached to card, the more weight is added to the card, the more pressure/stress put on the pcb and pci-e slot. i still used a zip tie to hold my card as level as i could.

No, I only need to split the 4th pin (PWM) in the GPU fan header and this is to be fed to my other case fans. It's hard to explain without any pictures but it is optimized for my case. The power of the other case fans are drawn from the power supply. The case fans are simply mounted inside the case and not on the GPU itself.
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