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Hi guys,
I'm looking to buy a GTX 670 and I've narrowed it down to these two.

MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB

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ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB (Considering the TOP version of this).

I will be gaming on a 2560x1440 resolution monitor.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Neither, EVGA! And the best customer service in the business in the unlikely event you'd need it. I've never had an EVGA vidcard fail, in spite of how hard I've tried, LOL

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785
 

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I'd recommend a 7950 or 7970 at that resolution but a 670 will get the job done and dont even listen to the EVGA spam. Asus and MSI offer the best overclocking cards. If you want a reference card with a sticker you buy EVGA

Also for 439 you can get a vapor X 7970
 

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Originally Posted by OS-Wiz View Post

Neither, EVGA! And the best customer service in the business in the unlikely event you'd need it. I've never had an EVGA vidcard fail, in spite of how hard I've tried, LOL

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785
you missed the G84 8600gt/8600gts.
 

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Neither, EVGA! And the best customer service in the business in the unlikely event you'd need it. I've never had an EVGA vidcard fail, in spite of how hard I've tried, LOL

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785
I would advise to go away from reference 670 cooling, it is hot and loud.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130824
This is a much better option on the EVGA side of things..
However OP would you consider a 7950 or a 7970? Both are even better options considering your resolution. Plus you would have some money left in your pocket.
 

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If you prefer Nvidia, for your 1440p display, I recommend 1 of the following 670 4Gb cards:

EVGA FTW, ASUS Direct CU II or Gigabyte OC (if you don't mind the blue pcb
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)...EVGA & Gigabyte use the 680 pcb while ASUS uses a fully custom pcb and all 3 are awesome OCers
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If you prefer to buy the 670 2Gb, then between the MSI Power Edition & ASUS Direct CU II, you will not go wrong with either 1 of the 2
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You prefer NVIDIA only or? If so, I vote MSI PE though because have an excellent cooler...even I test it on 31 - 32 C ambient temperature, my card's temperature is never above 66C except your paste is Old (like mine), lol...

Considering your resolution, I think buy a HD 7950 will be a better choice, because it's cheaper.
 

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...I think buy a HD 7950 will be a better choice, because it's cheaper.
That's only if he's on a budget...If not, spending more for Nvidia does not make it worse. But I will agree that the 7950 will also be an excellent choice but not because of the price
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That's only if he's on a budget...If not, spending more for Nvidia does not make it worse. But I will agree that the 7950 will also be an excellent choice but not because of the price
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lol, 7950 is cheaper right? have extra VRAM, have a larger bus (256 vs 384) bit? It's advantageous from AMD I think....spend less money for more feature...or am I missing something?
 

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^ NVIDIA GTX 670 is quieter than HD 7950s though (mainly because of the heatpipe contact due to rotation of the Tahiti die & the diamond shim) and if he needs CUDA for whatever programs he uses, then there's no point in shoehorning him to a HD7950.
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Also sans overclock, the GTX 670 is faster.

The Asus GTX 670 is consistently quieter than the MSI GTX 670.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1325-page4.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/27.html

The only problem with Asus is if it goes bad, MSI has better RMA
 

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The unfortunate fact that the 7950 uses AMD's drivers?
Oh that old horse.. this is a different time for AMD drivers, they are getting MUCH better then they once where.
With that said I would go for this > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
Will be very fast and will last a very long time, plus you save $10. Let me try and make this as easy as possible : This card costs less and will give you more performance, especially overclocked.

Or if you want to go the 7950 rout and still save money go for this > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
Still will be fast and will most likely at least be as fast as the 670 once overclocked or better. Plus you save quite a bit of money with no loss! Just my
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lol, 7950 is cheaper right? have extra VRAM, have a larger bus (256 vs 384) bit? It's advantageous from AMD I think....spend less money for more feature...or am I missing something?
What you're missing is that some people have a preference. So, I'll say it this way...If he prefers Nvidia, then spending $75 to $100 more for a 670 over a 7950 really says he does not care about the 7950 having 1Gb vram more or a larger bus. If he has a budget & want to watch what he's spending then the 7950 will be a better purchase. So at the end of the day, it's all about what you want & how much you want to spend
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I have no problem agreeing that the 7950 has a better price for what you get but 670 is the better card for me because of the CUDA compatible programs I use besides being awesome in gaming performance...For me, I give more props to the card that benefits me more than just gaming. Trust me when I say this...If I could benefit from having a 7950 like having the 670, I would not have hesitated to buy a 7950
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Oh that old horse.. this is a different time for AMD drivers, they are getting MUCH better then they once where.
Until AMD fixes their stuttering problem for more games than just the very few AAA titles fixed so far, that horse will be alive and kicking.
 

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From personal experience, the Asus card you've elected is a great card. Honestly, I have never heard the thing, and it stays nice and cool too. Also it has a few nice aesthetic touches e.g. the backplate, the red stripes on the front. You'll be 100% happy with it.

People tell me its also an excellent overclocker, but I make a rule of not messing around with any of my parts that cost over $300.
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i have used ASUS products for a long time so by preference i want to say go with the ASUS 670. the MSI one is not a bad choice either though. both are solid cards and overclock well.

that being said, i also agree with what other people are saying about 7950's/7970's. the extra VRAM and the better bus speed will help your performance since you are running a large monitor. so if you are willing to go the AMD route, it's not a bad choice.
 

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Dont even start. They've come a LONG way
^ this. AMD isn't a bad option at all at this point. and i'm a pretty big nvidia fan!
 

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im gonna veer off the tracks a lil' bit here.....with respects to msi v asus, you're compairing lambos and Ferrari's... both are fantastic choices. i have 2 asus 670 tops and they rip (quiet as a dead mouse too)

but at that resolution i think what you should be looking at is not a 7950 but a 7970 (same price point as the 670) higher resolutions are where the radeons start to flex...

but if nvidia is what you want, allow me to throw two more cards into your brain...

1st--- the Captain Class Calibre by Sparkle

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187197

Ive had calibre cards in the past and am convinced they get binned chips from nvidia (and hynix) it's one of 2or3 cards that comes with a memory overclock @6.2ghz

the pair of caliber 560ti's i have are o/c monsters one hits 1060mhz and the black pcb one hits 1102mhz (albeit on water tho)

the other recomendation i have is the Zotac Amp! edition 670, another card with faster vram....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0089N74PE/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

anywho, good luck
 
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