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Old 11-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default evga gtx 670 ftw

Anyone have one of these? Thinking of grabbing one from newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130787

Is it a good deal? Should I wait for cyber monday/week and black friday?

Is there a big difference between 660ti, 670, and 670ftw? Are the price increases justifiable/worth it? Looking to get me a card that will hopefully last around 3+ years the more the better.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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EVGA has a great warranty.

The 670 Power Edition is great and the same price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127685

Otherwise the gigabyte is a little cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125423

If you are into performance/$ and are not tied to Nvidia the 7950 would be a better deal.
The MSI Twin Frozr is reputed to be a great overclocker, just slide a few bars and your done.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127667
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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I have a 7950 msi twin frozr 3 right now and it's giving me artifacting problems like crazy. I also mentioned in a previous thread that I'm getting stuttering issues ingame and on desktop as well. Not sure if the stuttering is connected to the gpu. By stuttering I mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocKfY...t=HL1353531830
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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I have a 7950 msi twin frozr 3 right now and it's giving me artifacting problems like crazy. I also mentioned in a previous thread that I'm getting stuttering issues ingame and on desktop as well. Not sure if the stuttering is connected to the gpu. By stuttering I mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocKfY...t=HL1353531830
That sucks.

You may be in for a nasty surprise even if you do go NV if it's not the GPU. I'd suggest you try find an NV card to borrow and see if it helps.

I guess you've already tried down-clocking to stock if you are overclocked on the cpu etc.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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my cpu is set to 4.2ghz and 1.2v manual voltage settings. on msi gd65 z77 motherboard.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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set cpu to auto voltage and i'm still getting stuters.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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670 ftw being shipped to me now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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I have a 7950 msi twin frozr 3 right now and it's giving me artifacting problems like crazy. I also mentioned in a previous thread that I'm getting stuttering issues ingame and on desktop as well. Not sure if the stuttering is connected to the gpu. By stuttering I mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocKfY...t=HL1353531830
While that could be gpu, I would not treat that as my first point. GPU failures tend to be rather dramatic.. broken textures and tearing. Stuttering like that usually points to something else, either CPU, RAM, or potentially hard drive. Are all these parts new?

And very easy to isolate GPU... install a different card, or take your card and put it in another computer. Will quickly tell you if it's the card or not.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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Everything is new. I ran memtest, intel burn test, superpi, prime95, and no errors so I'm almost positive that they aren't messed up. will be taking out my graphics card to see what it could be.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #10
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I'm also looking at the 670 ftw.....hopefully the 4gig version will come down in price on Black Friday.....probably won't though. Here is the one I like. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130824

Over at the Hard Forums site the 670 and 680s are liked more than the 7950s or 7970 cards. This sites users tend to favor AMDs chips.

I've used both but probably will go with Nvidia this time around even though the price is higher.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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I got a couple of them and love them like a crazy fanboy should. Perfect in every way. The best part is opening the box and smelling that fresh electronics smell. I run my nose right along the edge of the card and just take it all in.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #12
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Well, I am so very frustrated and confused on whether or not to get EVGA GTX 670 FTW edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130787
which comes with borderlands 2 and acreed3, or just replacing my msi twin frozr 3. So many reviews say that nvidia provides a better gameplay experience, and amd provides a better benchmarking. I'd totally opt for the gameplay experience as fps doesn't matter above 60 to me, but stability and being able to handle crapload of stuff in games does.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #13
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That is a cool deal for sure.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:49 AM   #14
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I chose 670FTW 2GB back before AMD dropped prices bigtime on 7950/7970 (along with improved drivers). If choosing today, it'd be a much more difficult choice. Still, this card has been utterly flawless to me.

670FTW (and other 680PCB variants) are an easy choice over 670PCB cards imho. You get ~680 stock performance for less $ than 680, and they're usually not much more than vanilla 670s unless you go for 4GB. 660ti is a harder sell in my mind, with prices not too far off from the significantly beefier 7950s out these days.
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