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DSC
05-05-12, 09:30 AM
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4710/nvidia_geforce_gtx_670_2gb_video_card_performance_ preview/index.html

GTX 670, faster & cheaper than 7970.

Vardant
05-05-12, 10:33 AM
That PCB :D Somebody is in trouble, biiig trouble.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2jdr82.jpg

XDanger
05-05-12, 10:49 AM
Niice

I cant justify the price of a 680 so this thing hopefully will be a fair bit cheaper.

Roadhog
05-05-12, 11:45 AM
That PCB :D Somebody is in trouble, biiig trouble.


You mean like nvidia? In their crappy review the 670 is the same speed as a 680 pretty much. Who would buy a 680 then? Also the 7970 is oddly the same speed as a 580... They also used different drivers for every card.

Maverick123w
05-05-12, 02:34 PM
You mean like nvidia? In their crappy review the 670 is the same speed as a 680 pretty much. Who would buy a 680 then? Also the 7970 is oddly the same speed as a 580... They also used different drivers for every card.

I agree. Something about the review is off.

john19055
05-05-12, 08:53 PM
The benchmarks I saw had it on par with a HD7950 and I am sure the GTX-670 will overclock great .

Johnny C
05-05-12, 09:39 PM
7970 is slower stock but faster/same overclocked.

Crow_Nest
05-06-12, 01:28 AM
Seems a little too good to be true. If it is im definitely getting a 670 instead of waiting for the 660 Ti which is rumored to only be coming in Q3 :/

AthlonXP1800
05-06-12, 04:51 AM
GPU-Z confirmed GTX 670 launch date on 10 May 2012.

http://cdn.overclock.net/4/43/398x493px-LL-43fb5fdf_capturerkk.jpeg

Martyr82 from Overclock.net bought Gigabyte GTX 670 OC days early from launch date in Australia, it is non reference and Gigabyte choosed long PCB instead of short PCB possible because of added more PVMs. Accorded to 3DMark 11 benchmarks showed GTX 670 OC faster than stock GTX 680s that got everybody baffled.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1253432/gigabyte-gtx-670-oc-version-hands-on#post_17164726

Max OC at default voltage, 1145MHz base clock / 1224MHz boost clock.

Johnny C
05-06-12, 08:39 AM
I agree. Something about the review is off.

numbers are fudged

http://images.tweaktown.com/content/4/7/4710_27_nvidia_geforce_gtx_670_2gb_video_card_perf ormance_preview.png

http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=37627


As you can see...in a title that Radeons Dominate....it doesn't add up.

Tweaktown is off my list of reputable sites.

AthlonXP1800
05-07-12, 06:37 AM
Martyr82 managed to pushed GTX 670 OC boost clock further to 1362MHz achieved same performance as GTX 680 at 1200MHz.

http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a6/310x269px-LL-a6aa1bd9_corebi.jpeg

http://www.overclock.net/t/1253432/gigabyte-gtx-670-oc-version-hands-on/250#post_17167410

It is really incredible GTX 670 are very close reached 1.4GHz on air, think I will wait for EVGA GTX 670 4GB card hopefully at around 350-400. I will not going to pay insanely 599 for EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4GB!

Johnny C
05-07-12, 08:52 AM
Seems to me this proves the 680 was a repurposed 670 from the start. Now you know why you can't find a 680 in stock.

Yields are probably crap on a full SP product, hence the poor availability of the 680. If the 670 performs the same but costs less and uses all the rejected chips with 1 unit disabled....I'd say nV have a big win on their hands.

Ninja Prime
05-07-12, 03:03 PM
Sounds like a load to me. How can it be faster than a 7970 but still be slower than a 680? Theres like 4% average difference between them. I guess it could be 1% faster but why? Why make a card so close to your other card, people will just buy it instead.

Johnny C
05-07-12, 05:46 PM
Sounds like a load to me. How can it be faster than a 7970 but still be slower than a 680? Theres like 4% average difference between them. I guess it could be 1% faster but why? Why make a card so close to your other card, people will just buy it instead.

The 7970 is faster when overclocked and at high res.

I expect the 2304 sp part any day now

Pennyboy
05-07-12, 06:31 PM
Hey guys, the Gigabyte GTX 670 cards are in stock in NZ!!
cost is $729.00 the GTX 680s are $969 for comparison! not sure on specs.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=16717

AthlonXP1800
05-08-12, 12:25 AM
Look like Gigabyte GTX 670 OC still has plenty rooms left to overclock.

Somebody in china or japan managed to break record reached 1.4GHz core clock on air.

http://cdn.overclock.net/1/18/1835f1c1_GTX-670-1100MHz.png

1.4GHz at 80C and 59% fan speed.

HOLY CRAP!!! :afraid:

Pennyboy
05-08-12, 12:51 AM
damn thats awesome, crazy speeds lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 80c too

XDanger
05-08-12, 03:03 PM
I hope Nvidia are letting Palit have some 670's :) Asus/EVGA prices can go bollocks

WeReWoLf
05-08-12, 05:21 PM
I hope Nvidia are letting Palit have some 670's :) Asus/EVGA prices can go bollocks

+1

Especially in Australia :thumbdwn:

Pennyboy
05-08-12, 11:54 PM
+1

Especially in Australia :thumbdwn:

+ 2 prices are even worse in New Zealand. The stock GTXs are selling for $969.00 on average :thumbdwn: but at least they are in constant stock here!

azanon
05-10-12, 11:37 PM
Sounds like a load to me. How can it be faster than a 7970 but still be slower than a 680? Theres like 4% average difference between them. I guess it could be 1% faster but why? Why make a card so close to your other card, people will just buy it instead.

What review did you read? I looked at about 7, and the 680 demolished the 7970 in every one one of them. 4% my a$$

azanon
05-11-12, 07:14 AM
nm that last post of mine. I broke a rule and posted after having too much wine.

WeReWoLf
05-11-12, 09:13 AM
The 1.4Ghz Screenie turns out to be an error with gpuz, the guy who ran it hadn't reloaded the cache after an overclocking attempt.

PS: I firgured out what's going on in that 1400 clock screenshot from _jokes_. I believe it's an error and he didn't clear GPU-z log after running a +200 test and crashing.

Link for those who require proof of above quote (http://www.overclock.net/t/1253432/gigabyte-gtx-670-oc-version-hands-on#post_17164701)

john19055
05-29-12, 06:40 PM
I may get a GTX-670 But my GTX470 SLI is still plenty fast and I have another one if I really need the exttra speed. but I am not paying over the suggested retail price.

Melfranks
05-30-12, 04:25 PM
I may get a GTX-670 But my GTX470 SLI is still plenty fast and I have another one if I really need the exttra speed. but I am not paying over the suggested retail price.

If you only plan on getting one 670 it's not going to be an upgrade from 470 SLI, unless you are looking only for lower power use and less noise.
I went from 470 SLI to a single 670 while waiting for my second 670 to arrive. It definitely covers the lower noise and power use, but performance was essentially the same.