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EVGA 670 ftw signature 2 or MSI 670 power edition

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 45% (5)
    EVGA 670 FTW signature 2
  • 54% (6)
    MSI 670 Power Edition
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post #1 of 9
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I deciding between these two cards

The signature 2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130843

The Power edition:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685

I herd the signature 2 comes with the 680 pcb, and this giver more headroom in overclocking?

However the power edition is a bit cheaper and with a better cooler, but I herd some issues with it?

What would you guys recommend me?

Edit: Added Poll
Edited by disgaea psp - 2/10/13 at 6:14am
post #2 of 9
On average the EVGA cards are binned better. They OC better on stock voltage when compared to the MSI Power Edition.
I had an EVGA GTX 670 FTW (the blower type) and it was 100% stable at 1323/7430 at stock voltage. I can get it to 1360/7430 @ 1212mV.
But the cooler on the EVGA (blower type) is very unpractical for 24/7 overclocks as it gets loud. Also it might have a hard time to keep the temps below 70 C -depending on your ambient temps- even with high fan speed which can be problematic with the stock BIOS as the card will start to throttle at 70 C+.
I don't know how loud is the Signature 2, but I think the cooler on the MSI is better for 24/7 overclocks.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 2/10/13 at 6:21am
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post #3 of 9
How about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787 ? It also uses a GTX 680 board.
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post #4 of 9
I've had no issues with my MSI PE at all. It's stable at 1280 and 7200 on stock voltage so not as good of a clocker as the one Headlessknight had but it also never get's any higher than 66c. Cooling is important with Kepler. It begins to throttle core clocks at 70c.
post #5 of 9
Definitely I vote MSI PE....got stable 1293 - 1306 Mhz on games....1333 Mhz on benchmark WITHOUT Modding BIOS...have an excellent cooler....I was testing it on 31 C Ambient temps and still gave me an excellent temperature during gaming...64 - 66C.
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharchaster View Post

Definitely I vote MSI PE....got stable 1293 - 1306 Mhz on games....1333 Mhz on benchmark WITHOUT Modding BIOS...have an excellent cooler....I was testing it on 31 C Ambient temps and still gave me an excellent temperature during gaming...64 - 66C.

GTX 670 FTW Sig 2 can do this too.

Buy whichever one is cheaper. Also, eVGA's customer support is phenomenal. Keep that in mind as well. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 9
I've got the Signature 2, excellant card mine idles at 27c and load in Crysis 2 all maxed is around 63c.

Havent ever needed to OC it as its plenty fast at stock.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

GTX 670 FTW Sig 2 can do this too.

Buy whichever one is cheaper. Also, eVGA's customer support is phenomenal. Keep that in mind as well. thumb.gif

If you're talking about Customer Support..., TBH...MSI customer support is very superior in my country, only take a 1-2 hours to get a replacement if there's something wrong with my card same as Gigabyte + EVGA customer support on my country is quite bad not as good as MSI, Giga, etc....and are you sure that you're testing on 31 C temps ambient/room temperature? Because I see that in US, Canada, Europe that the ambient temps is never reach 25C..compared on my country which is quite HOT, but If yes....Great

And one thing to remember that maybe EVGA don't care about my country, since I can not see the Classified 4GB, FTW 4GB, Signature 2 GB....what's happen to EVGA? They don't add their product on my country....???

But I don't want to talking about Customer Support in here since you live in US, and I live in Southeast ASIA so definitely useless ....since OP can order at newegg I assume he probably live in US which EVGA have a very good Customer Support in there...I'm just talking about the performance of my PE card based on my experience...That's why I recommend PE....
Edited by Sharchaster - 2/10/13 at 10:15am
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MSI customer support is garbage in my country. They tried to tell me that my stutters and freezes were due to a CPU bottleneck. Even after I told them that I had an i5 3570k running at 4.3GHz...their customer service rep told me, AND I QUOTE, "That CPU is not powerfull enough. It is bottlenecking your graphics card." I then told him 'You dont know what your talking about, do you? Admit it, you are just plugging what I say into a computer and the program is telling you how to respond.". And then I hung up.

My EVGA GTX 670 FTW Sig2 will be here tomorrow. Thank the maker!
 
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