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As the title states im in a pickle ! Cant decide which of those two to buy , both have excellent cooling , asus exceeds in noise levels and OC , but the gigabyte is 2-3% slower than the asus one , a bit louder but is the coolest of the GTX 670's out there! Keep in mind that i'm going for SLI , so which one do you suggest for SLI ?smile.gif
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Dunno man. I haven't heard too many issues with the Gigabyte card. The Asus card seems to have a TON of problems with it. Not sure if they're just getting more volume thus more fail rates, but my open box card I bought was a epic fail. Graphics failed in 2D clocks and card won't even go beyond 1163MHz. I guess you could go for the Asus if u wish, get it, check its ASIC score, find its max overclock, if its good, then keep it, if not, RMA it for the Gigabyte...lol

I dunno if its just me but it seems like Kepler, and especially the 670's, seem to have quite a wide range of overclocks. People sometimes can't get past 1150MHz whereas others can get 1400+... As far as the cooling goes, If you change the paste on the Asus card you'll get way better temps. The paste they use is like SUPER thick and the cooler is quite amazing with how large the heatpipes are and the whole design of the cooler. Its quite amazing, new paste should get you around 55C while gaming in BF3 overclocked. So its upto you, I'm sure the gigabyte card will be around the same temps. Temps aren't really an issue anymore with most of the 600 series cards...
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Dunno man. I haven't heard too many issues with the Gigabyte card. The Asus card seems to have a TON of problems with it. Not sure if they're just getting more volume thus more fail rates, but my open box card I bought was a epic fail. Graphics failed in 2D clocks and card won't even go beyond 1163MHz. I guess you could go for the Asus if u wish, get it, check its ASIC score, find its max overclock, if its good, then keep it, if not, RMA it for the Gigabyte...lol
I dunno if its just me but it seems like Kepler, and especially the 670's, seem to have quite a wide range of overclocks. People sometimes can't get past 1150MHz whereas others can get 1400+... As far as the cooling goes, If you change the paste on the Asus card you'll get way better temps. The paste they use is like SUPER thick and the cooler is quite amazing with how large the heatpipes are and the whole design of the cooler. Its quite amazing, new paste should get you around 55C while gaming in BF3 overclocked. So its upto you, I'm sure the gigabyte card will be around the same temps. Temps aren't really an issue anymore with most of the 600 series cards...

Hmmm , my only concern with the heat is this : hell-like temps when i attempt SLI , the 3% decrease in performance the Gigabyte has in comparison to the asus doesn't really bother me , but heat and noise are things i really take into consideration wink.gif is your asus quite and what temps do you get iddle and under load?
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If you're worried about temps then do this mod, http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod

Problem solved.
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im afraid buying a new water cooler is off budget smile.gif
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I am going to be buying the GB card most likely(Unless I choose the MSI PE) for sli with my 670 FTW, the custom cooler one will be on top. I would choose the GB one be it that it is the x3 version.
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As the title states im in a pickle ! Cant decide which of those two to buy , both have excellent cooling , asus exceeds in noise levels and OC , but the gigabyte is 2-3% slower than the asus one , a bit louder but is the coolest of the GTX 670's out there! Keep in mind that i'm going for SLI , so which one do you suggest for SLI ?smile.gif

Clock for Clock both cards are the same speed, neither is faster than the other in that respect. Now with that said I would go for the Windforce 670's, I Just built an SLI Rig using those exact cards and they will both do 1310mhz core and +700 on the mem. Got em for $359.99 each while they were on sale and couldnt be happier with them, now of course overclocking is never a guarentee as you might be aware you could end up with a poor overclock, average overclocker or a good overclocker. Its just luck really when it comes to overclocking.


It also might help for you to see what the cards look like in SLI so here is a pic of mine.






BTW my temps even with the overclock are great, I set the fan speed at 50 percent which is pretty quiet and my top card "the hottest one" only gets to 63c after a few hours of BF3, the bottom card is around 7c cooler.
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seems pretty damned impressive wink.gif , i think i'll go with the windforce ;D! Do you mind telling me your speccs? smile.gif im running an i7-2600 , it wont bottleneck the card will it? and by the way , do you use any sort of frame support for the cards? are they heavy at all?
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seems pretty damned impressive wink.gif , i think i'll go with the windforce ;D! Do you mind telling me your speccs? smile.gif im running an i7-2600 , it wont bottleneck the card will it? and by the way , do you use any sort of frame support for the cards? are they heavy at all?

Thanks man, here are my specs.


3570K at 4.8ghz Prime 95 stable "overnight" 1.28vc
2 GTX Windforce GTX 670's at 1280mhz core 7406mhz mem
8GB Gskill DDR3 1600mhz Sniper low voltage ram
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Lian Li Lancool Case
Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler


The cards are pretty beefy but dont think they are so heavy that they will need any type of support to keep from bending, I could be wrong but I think the Gigabyte plate mounted on the side of the GPU could possibly be some type of support bar designed to keep the cards from sagging over time.
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Seems pretty good , i think the Asus Z77 Sabertooth i'll be buying will support the weight ;D ! Cheers
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