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GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC

Conclusion

Considering the performance versus value, this is one impressive card. For single core GPU cards, the GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC has almost identical performance as the GTX 680 reference board (and we are talking within 1% deviation range here). With overclocking and even at factory settings the one missing SMX core is barely noticeable unless under special circumstances (in this case the DirectX10 game Just Cause 2). Selling for $415, that’s a bold $85 savings (reference Nvidia GTX 680′s sell for about $500). GIGABYTE took great care in crafting a simply awesome thermal solution and there is no hiding the quality of the Windforce 3X design. Even though there was not any radical changes made to the video card (besides a decent 12% factory boost clock), at this level there really doesn’t need to be any made. Overall, if you are in the market for an upgrade, the Gigabyte GTX 670 OC is a serious contender and should be at the top of the list.

OUR VERDICT: GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC
Performance 9.5
Value 9
Quality 8
Features 8
Innovation 8
We are using a new addition to our scoring system to provide additional feedback beyond a flat score. Please note that the final score isn’t an aggregate average of the new rating system.
Total 9
Pros Cons

Fantastic thermal design.

Excellent value vs. performance.

Good overclocking potential.

Solid stability due to extra power.

Loud fans when manually adjusted above 55%.

 

 

Summary: The GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC is a veritable force to be reckoned with not only for price versus performance, but in quality thermal design. It is proudly awarded the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award.

 

  • arb1

    I don’t notice the fan being to loud with in an inclosed case til around 65%, but the cooler is so good mine rarely ever gets to 50%. Hottest my card gets i 70-75c and that is with +60mhz OC so 1260mhz with boost and ram is overclocked from 6ghz to 7.2ghz.

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