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I took the Asus card back, and at this point planning to go with MSI. I’ve gone through a lot of posts, reviews etc, and trying to make a decision between the 670 PE OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685

and 680 twin frozr OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127672

I know that the 670 equals the 680 in many ways and when OC’d surpasses the reference. However, the 680 twin Frozr comes with core 1058 and boost 1124. I know the 670 PE has a good rep for overclocking, how about the 680 twin frozr,? Reviews seem to indicate the 680 frozr stays pretty cool under load which is nice. If cost was not a consideration would it better to go with the 680? Can this 680 be water cooled?
Thanks for all who have been answering my noob questions
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have you checked the detailed reviews for both.?
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^^ Why would he ask us if he had checked reviews man.

@agent, no doubt an OC'ed 670 usually surpasses a 680 in terms of bechmarks and the highest FPS counter, however, the 670 would still maintain lower average frames as compared to the 680. HardOCP has Enlighted this fact. And yep, pretty much all the variants of 680's can be water-cooled. EK has a few blocks of the 680 you've mentioned.

If price isn't the problem, then of course the 680 would be a better option without thinking twice.
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Yes I did check the reveiews for both. Its good to hear back from the people actually using these,
and of course there is lots of discussion of the 670, including the owners club. (Ive gone through all 73 pages.) But I am not able to find much on the 680 twin frozr OC, which is why I was asking about it; especially about the overclocking.
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Yes I did check the reveiews for both. Its good to hear back from the people actually using these,
and of course there is lots of discussion of the 670, including the owners club. (Ive gone through all 73 pages.) But I am not able to find much on the 680 twin frozr OC, which is why I was asking about it; especially about the overclocking.
the reviews on the PE/OC are all good, I haven't read a bad one yet, same for the ASUS DC2..
I'll try and look for some Lightning ones..
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True GeForce GTX 680: MSI N680GTX Lightning 2 GB Graphics Card Review

and a personal review from a clockers perspective:
MSI GTX-680 Twin FROZR III Bench Review
Edited by malmental - 3/21/13 at 12:13pm
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True GeForce GTX 680: MSI N680GTX Lightning 2 GB Graphics Card Review

and a personal review from a clockers perspective:
MSI GTX-680 Twin FROZR III Bench Review


I didnt think that the Lightning was available anymore. That's also getting to a price range I don't think I want to be at anyway.

I missed the review on the twin frozr OC, looks good.
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Originally Posted by malmental View Post

True GeForce GTX 680: MSI N680GTX Lightning 2 GB Graphics Card Review

and a personal review from a clockers perspective:
MSI GTX-680 Twin FROZR III Bench Review


I didnt think that the Lightning was available anymore. That's also getting to a price range I don't think I want to be at anyway.

I missed the review on the twin frozr OC, looks good.
the problem is finding the latest review with the latest drivers possible.. redface.gif

here's a slightly older one:
HardwareCanucks
Edited by malmental - 3/21/13 at 1:21pm
post #29 of 39
I have a MSI 670 pe and I want to get another one. Rarely reach 60c even with auto fan speed. My 670 reaches 1202 with +10mV in afterburner 2.2.3 and 600+ memory OC. I can reach 1306 with max voltage increase. Card is quiet for me under 55 fan speed. I have haf 932 with a lot of case fans that are loud.

I'm going to build a rig for my parents and will probably make the same pc with same card. I was tempted to try gigabyte wf3 670 but I havent had problems with msi and I like the way it looks.
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I have a MSI 670 pe and I want to get another one. Rarely reach 60c even with auto fan speed. My 670 reaches 1202 with +10mV in afterburner 2.2.3 and 600+ memory OC. I can reach 1306 with max voltage increase. Card is quiet for me under 55 fan speed. I have haf 932 with a lot of case fans that are loud.

I'm going to build a rig for my parents and will probably make the same pc with same card. I was tempted to try gigabyte wf3 670 but I havent had problems with msi and I like the way it looks.
question and not to be nosy..... but why do your parents need a rig with a GTX 670.? they young at heart and gamers.? smile.gif
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