Custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/680 Round Up: EVGA, ZOTAC, MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS

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GF GTX 670/680 Round Up: EVGA, Zotac, MSI, GB, AsusNow that Kepler has had a few months to marinate, NVIDIA’s board partners are ready with newer, custom GeForce GTX 680 and GTX 670 cards that push things a bit further than the initial batch of products based on NVIDIA’s reference designs. As such, we thought it would be a great time to round-up some of the hottest offerings to see how they compare to each other and to AMD’s latest, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, which hit the scene recently.

We’ve got six cards on tap for you today, four GeForce GTX 680 and two GeForce GTX 670 cards, from companies like MSI, Asus, EVGA, ZOTAC, and Gigabyte... 

Custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670/680 Round Up: EVGA, ZOTAC, MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS

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realneil replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 10:11 PM

Nice stack of GPUs in that picture.

I'm really liking that MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition card

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My next upgrade is going to be a 670 I think.... Or I could win one *hint* *hint* Smile

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Did you use the latest bios update for Gigabyte 680 F2.0?

It slows down the fans(makes it much more silent),

installs firmware update for memory controller allowing higher overclock

and other things

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LeeeVang replied on Fri, Jul 13 2012 9:21 AM

I really like the evga 670 ftw. A 670 built on a 680 pcb. NIce factory clock speeds and great overclocker as well.

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realneil replied on Fri, Jul 13 2012 6:23 PM

Der Meister:
My next upgrade is going to be a 670 I think.... Or I could win one *hint* *hint* Smile

This review convinced me,....I'm gonna get one of them when I can too. Winning one is a great idea too,......(more hints) Angel

 

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DeeKay replied on Sat, Jul 14 2012 7:13 AM

I would avoid anything produced by Zotac like the plague. I had one of their GTX 285 graphic cards and it blew 3 weeks past its 24-month warranty. Having registered for the extra 3 years on day of purchase (giving me 5 years in total) I thought I'd be covered...nope! I didn't recall having received their confirmation letter / email (and to be honest didn't even think of looking out for it at the time) and without that they refuse to repair / replace. Even when I pointed out that the card wasn't made 5 years ago they still refused to do anything. Their customer service is non-existent. Next time I'll stick with POV, BFG!

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realneil replied on Sat, Jul 14 2012 9:43 PM

I have an EVGA GTX285 2GB card that seems to be bullet proof. I've had it for a long time and never had any issues with it at all. (think: Energizer Bunny here) It has a lifetime warranty if you registered right when you got it.

Zotac has never ~made it~ to my short list of brands that I trust, but I would consider one of their tiny motherboards.

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musi1212 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 3:38 AM

Did you use the latest bios update for Gigabyte 680 F2.0?

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Marco C replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 3:00 PM

I did not originally test with F2--I tested the card as it arrived. But am experimenting with it now. Will have to update the temp section as well...

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DDeBruyne replied on Sat, Sep 29 2012 7:32 PM

GTX670 AMP wins.

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LibraYeung replied on Thu, Jul 11 2013 10:06 PM

I got MSI GTX 670 PE SLI, still good?

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