2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2012
Awesome card, running fine now, although for some reason I had to reset my BIOS after installing the card. So that was weird, but other than that hickup, everything works great now.
Running any game in DX11 full settings no problem at 1920x1080 resolution. Only time I don't get 60 FPS is in The Secret World in DX11 mode with TSAA x4. Only reason I can find to run two of these puppies in SLI later on.
i7 930 @3.2GHZ
EVGA X58 FTW mobo
12GB of Corsair XPS RAM
80 Intel SSD
GTX 670 FTW LE
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2012
These cards are amazing from the start. They have a nice factory overclock to them and run very cool. I bought 2 of them for SLI. Came from 2 GTX580's and there is a huge differance, temps and performance. I have them overclocked to 1201 Core and 6200 on Memory. This is probably one of the best investments I have made in awhile. I have tried to choke these things out but IMPOSSIBLE!! At my 1201 and 6200 full load for 2hrs of Heaven 3.0 my temps ar at 62C. I have reached 17000 on 3dMark 11. WOW!! You will not regreat these cards. BUY THEM, BUY ONE!!!
FYI: The new Gtx660Ti's are the same card exactly but the memeory is at 192bit interface instead od 256bit interface. They are also one hundred dollars cheaper. Just Sayin!!
on March 7, 2013
I had an Nvidia GTX560ti, and this GTX670 was a HUGE upgrade.
I can comfortably max out Battlefield 3, Witcher 2, and now the new Tomb Raider (at 1080p) with 8gb RAM and a Quad Core 3.41ghz AMD processor (I know, there are other pieces of hardware that play a role in performance, but in my opinion, these are the most important...as well as a modern motherboard, of course).
For video editing:
It was somewhat tricky to enable GPU acceleration in Adobe Premiere, but boy was it worth it. Much faster rendering speed, and I can playback unrendered footage with far less slowdown while editing. It's awesome!
For 3D modeling/rendering:
With GPU acceleration enabled (again, somewhat tricky), rendering methods that support CUDA rendering are amazing. With Blender I am able to render so much faster than before! I did not take benchmarks with my previous card, but I can really feel the difference.
Overall, this is an awesome card. And I feel set for the future - because the moment this card becomes "not enough" for modern applications, I can simply buy another one and run them in SLI.
I could not be happier :)
on December 31, 2012
This is just a preliminary review as I just received the card today. I'll edit it in about a month with my results. Prompt shipping A+
EDIT: I ended up returning the card for a couple reasons. The main reason was that the card caused the entire screen to flicker through the majority of applications and it even did it on the desktop. The other reason was because my cpu was a huge bottleneck (fx 6100) and I saw almost no improvement over the 6870 that I replaced it with. That isn't the card's fault, it's mine for thinking that a Bulldozer cpu could handle a 670. Oh well, the bright side is I used the money I got back from returning this to buy an i5-3570k and an ASrock Z77 Extreme 4.
So, bottomline, make sure the CPU you have is powerful enough to compliment a GTX 670 and you'll be happy :)
on December 14, 2012
I purchased 2 of these to replace my 2 GTX470s. Compared to my older cards, these run cooler and quieter. The 470s could overheat themselves quickly, but the 670s do not. Also, noise is reduced, and idle power consumption is a good bit lower (almost 20W per card). Just one of the 670s is faster than the 2 470s, as well.
My older cards together were pretty smooth, but these are even smoother. I don't think I dip under 60fps in anything at all.
i7 930 @ 4Ghz
SSD's and hard drives
2 GTX 670 FTW LE's in SLI
on September 14, 2012
Upgraded from a Sapphire Radeon 6850 1GB card... the difference in performance is pretty much doubled and then some! That being said the 6850 was a great card, played most newer games like BF3, Skyrim, SWTOR all at high settings with 30+ FPS. Now im getting 60+ FPS in ANY GAME fully maxed out settings. On top of all that, with a slight tweak to the fan curve, this card never peaks over 65C on a full load with the fan peaking at about 65%(Ironically...) So hyped!!
AMD Phenom II x4 OCed at 4.02GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU Cooler
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO Mobo
EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
8 GB GSkill DDR3 1333MHz
WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM
30GB OCZ SSD
Thermaltake Smart Series 850w PSU Modular
Antec 902 Case