NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Reviews, EVGA and Gigabyte

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Performance Summary: The new GeForce GTX 670 offered excellent performance throughout our entire battery of tests. Generally speaking, the GeForce GTX 670 is faster than the similarly priced AMD Radeon HD 7950 and it either competes favorably or outpaces the Radeon HD 7970 as well. Versus the higher-end GeForce GTX 680, the GTX 670 also competes well, finishing just a hair behind NVIDIA’s current flagship single-GPU powered card in every test. The factory overclocked GeForce GTX 670 cards were even able to overtake the reference GeForce GTX 680 on a few occasions due to their higher GPU and memory frequencies.


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Reference Card

GeForce GTX 670 cards should be available immediately, with prices starting at $399 for 2GB models. The EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Superclocked edition we looked at will be priced at around $419, but EVGA has a lower-priced stock model coming at $399 too, along with a couple of 4GB versions that come in around $469 (stock) and $489 (superclocked). The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC Version with Windforce cooler should be priced in the same range.

Availability for NVIDIA’s high-end Kepler based parts has been less than stellar since their release, but we suspect that those users that have been able to get their hands on cards have been pleased with their performance. All things considered, we think those that spring for a GeForce GTX 670 will be quite happy as well. For around 400 bucks, the GeForce GTX 670 offers better performance than the similarly priced Radeon HD 7950 and the GTX 670 also competes very well with the $480 Radeon HD 7970. AMD has also lowered prices recently and has begun offering a trio of free games with their GPUs, but those that focus mostly on the price vs. performance equation have to give NVIDIA a clear edge at this point. You simply get more performance for your money with the GeForce GTX 670. In addition, we also found the GeForce GTX 670 to be highly overclockable, relatively quiet, and its power consumption characteristics are best-in-class.

Ultimately, we feel that the new GeForce GTX 670 is another strong offering from NVIDIA. The card offers all of the features of the higher-end GeForce GTX 680 and 90+% of the performance, but at a lower price. Hopefully NVIDIA’s availability issues are rectified soon, because we suspect many of you are going to want to score on of these puppies.

Update: It looks like GeForce GTX 670s are in-stock and avaialble at a number of on-line retailers at the moment. See for yourself: Newegg, TigerDirect, TigerDirect.ca, CompUSA, CircuitCityNCIX

  • Excellent Performance
  • Relatively Low Power
  • Highly Overclockable
  • Cool and Quiet
  • Competitive Price

 

  • Potentially Limited Availability


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