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Old 21-05-12, 04:12 PM
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The sequel to one of our favourite cards is upon us. Does the GTX670 continue the price/performance

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Old 21-05-12, 04:28 PM
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nice review boss

shame about the placing of the power connections though not great for cable management
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Old 21-05-12, 04:40 PM
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I'm starting to save some money for a new card now (my 6850 is getting old ) and have my eyes on the Asus DCII TOP 670, which has 680 performance out of the box, a 680 PCB with much better temps. Depends on any further price drops and how the "ghz" editions of the 7970s do before I buy one though.

But as far as i'm concerned the 670 is the best bang for buck card on the market at the moment.
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Awesome review as always. I love the GTX 670, i want one so bad. Got my eye on a non-ref Asus 670, looks absolutely amazing
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Old 21-05-12, 04:52 PM
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What about all of the stuttering issues being posted online with the 6xx series?

With this being said would paying £30 more for a 7970 be worth it?

I did really want to get the 670 Windforce, but all of these stuttering issues are pushing me to the £30 more expensive 7970 Windforce.
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Old 21-05-12, 04:54 PM
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What about all of the stuttering issues being posted online with the 6xx series?

With this being said would paying £30 more for a 7970 be worth it?

I did really want to get the 670 Windforce, but all of these stuttering issues are pushing me to the £30 more expensive 7970 Windforce.
The 7970 is overall slower than the 670, so no it would not be worth it at all. And i haven't heard anything about these stuttering issues at all
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Old 21-05-12, 05:15 PM
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I was wondering when you were going to review this mate.

Great as always.

If anyone is looking at buying a 300+ card I'd recommend the Asus DC2 GTX 670 TOP, performs just like a 680 but runs much cooler and quieter. Kinda makes the 79XX pointless.
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Old 21-05-12, 05:28 PM
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1st thing, great card for the money!

However, I don't buy Tom's opinion of the Nvidia rebranding rumours having perhaps a little more truth behind them. Nvidia have been late to this new GPU generation party with AMD's offerings out months before. That costs them in the pocket. The 690 is based on 2x680's as expected and this level of development requires time and money to change mid flow if the rumours were true. I don't believe the generation speed gain has been insignificant, which is another reason to disbelieve the rumours over the 7970's being underwhelming. Opinions are opinions though

Nvidias 'other' chip was to be 680 card will more than likely go straight into thier professional range of graphics cards, in my opinion, as they always were going to.

I also feel the 7950 has more headroom and ultimate speed, when overclocked, than this 670 in it's current form and a higher performer. With Sapphires cooler on it, much cooler operation too. 7950's have been available for a while now...

No I'm not a fanboy, just have to state facts as they are though.

Still £300 buys decent performance again at last
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Old 21-05-12, 05:42 PM
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I'm starting to save some money for a new card now (my 6850 is getting old ) and have my eyes on the Asus DCII TOP 670, which has 680 performance out of the box, a 680 PCB with much better temps. Depends on any further price drops and how the "ghz" editions of the 7970s do before I buy one though.

But as far as i'm concerned the 670 is the best bang for buck card on the market at the moment.
temps aren't all that much better dude

check this link out

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2725...gy-consumption
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PetrolHead247. Check this out:

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=226227

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/GeF...Fix,15670.html

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=229534
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