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Performance-wise, are there any benefits to the 680 pcb? I understand it's useful for people with 680 waterblocks, but is that the only benefit?
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Also, which of these would be better?

http://www.frys.com/product/7135782?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.frys.com/product/7125002?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.frys.com/product/7382544?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

and why?
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Out of the three, the gigabyte if you're going air only, the non reference cooler will help greatly. Otherwise evga if you'll be doing water, most water blocks fit those cards well and you can check comparability on ekwb's website.

As to the original question, I'd imagine a 670 on a 680pcb helps with overclocking but other than that I would not know. I have a galaxy 670 on a custom pcb (so water is not gonna happen easily) and the reviews say it overclocks well thanks to this but I don't know personally yet as I'm waiting on a case tongue.gif
    
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The evga gtx 670 FTW uses the 680 pcb.

All the 670 using a 680 pcb seem to overclock well. For that reason alone, I'd get one.
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post #6 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

The evga gtx 670 FTW uses the 680 pcb.

All the 670 using a 680 pcb seem to overclock well. For that reason alone, I'd get one.

Oh, are any of those three using a 680 pcb?
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post #7 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmz96 View Post

Out of the three, the gigabyte if you're going air only, the non reference cooler will help greatly. Otherwise evga if you'll be doing water, most water blocks fit those cards well and you can check comparability on ekwb's website.

As to the original question, I'd imagine a 670 on a 680pcb helps with overclocking but other than that I would not know. I have a galaxy 670 on a custom pcb (so water is not gonna happen easily) and the reviews say it overclocks well thanks to this but I don't know personally yet as I'm waiting on a case tongue.gif

Is it a windforce x2?
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mainly the better power delivery, just more robust.
 
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post #9 of 25
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Seems like most of these are around $380-410. I can get a PNY GTX 680 for $419 after rebate, would it make more sense to get that?
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post #10 of 25
I have a 670 FTW which is on a 680 pcb.

Pros?
  • You get the 680's Vapor-chamber cooling
  • 6 power phases vs 4 (i think)
  • SHOULD allow higher OC'ing

Evga 670 FTW $400
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