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So I've looked around and found out that the GTX 670 FTW is basically the same as a reference model except it is factory OC and has a better cooler and a GTX 680 PCB.

My question is, could I effectively overclock my EVGA GTX 670 to make it match the FTW edition by purchasing an aftermarket cooler? Because they're actually the same card right? Or am I out to lunch?
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The FTW edition is very different from the reference GTX 670. It actually uses the reference GTX 680 PCB.

It still uses the 670 chip though so it will perform the same at the same clock-speed as any other GTX 670 so you can overclock yours to FTW performance.

The main advantage that the GTX 680 PCB provides is better overclocking potential (I also think the FTW edition has a higher stock voltage but I'm not 100% sure on that).
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The FTW is worth the extra $20 due to the reference 680 PCB, and the higher stock and boost clocks. They also have a great track record for overclocking, on air and especially on water where the big advantage is that you can use any reference 680 block. I have also found that the VRAM tends to overclock better with the FTW 2GB than any other 670 iI've tried, with stable speeds of over 7Ghz easily obtainable for most. The core overclocks tend to be around 1248-1325 with stock voltage, and the modded 1.212v BIOS adds another +50 to +110Mhz to the core. Running a modded BIOS I am 3DMark11 and game stable at as high as 1404core and 7388 memory which is a very significant boostin pperformance, putting me above the majority of 680s in 3DM11!
The key with Kepler, IMHO, is the memory overclock. The 256-bit bus is a bit of a handicap, so every extra little bit of speed you can eek out of the memory will have very positive effects on performance. I run at 1298core and 7340 mem for gaming as I find it performs better than 1380core and 6850mem. It's a balancing act, but the FTW gives you the flexibility to find the perfect balance.
   
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Would I benefit from having an aftermarket cooler? It seems to be the major drawback on the reference GTX 670. If I manage to get a really good, how much more headroom for OC would I have? Using the Master OC Guide found on this very site, I managed to get +140 GPU Clock Offset, +384 Memory Clock Offset and +122% Power Target. If I get an aftermarket cooler(I got the EVGA GTX 670 and I've heard their coolers are not great), would I be able to get a 5-10% performance increase?
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