Originally Posted by nleksan
I am a big fan of the 670FTW 2GB, and in my opinion it's the best card for the money out there, as well as one of the most versatile.
It's built on the full size 680 board so it has the better cooler but more importantly is compatible with all reference 680 water blocks.
Out of the box overclock is more than adequate, so you can literally plug and play.
The power usage is insanely low, even when OC'd, and as a result it's quite possible to run 3 of these in a system that would limit you to 2 79xx cards in terms of power. The difference between stock SLI and 1300core/6800mem SLI is under 25W!
They overclock incredibly well, with 1300c/6800m being well within the reach of most cards.
There are modified BIOS's out there that increase the voltage from 1.875v to 1.210v, which is worth around another 100Mhz on the core and 200-300 on the memory.
You are within 2.5% or less of a stock 680 with just the factory OC, and you are significantly ahead witha real OC!
SScaling in SLI is better than ever, and the 6xx cards are the only ones that actually feel "finished" when in SLI, as opposed to feeling like a Beta Tester with CrossFire-X or older implementations of SLI. If you were to add a 2nd 670FTW at some point, you'd see a 90% performance increase, if not more, in nearly every game. Adding a 3rd would give you another 45-60%, for a total of around a 150-160 percent increase over a single card. I have never seen a single ATI/AMD setup scale nearly that well (although that's not to say they don't or can't, just that I've not seen it).
I could continue, but the point is, if you want a fantastic card that you will not regret purchasing, the 670FTW is it.