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Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review

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MiNiMaL_FuSS 14th May 2012, 11:27 Quote
My recently purchased £100 GTX570 still looks very good, only around 10-20FPS slower than it's £300 younger brother at 1/3 of the cost.
Spreadie 14th May 2012, 12:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
My recently purchased £100 GTX570 still looks very good, only around 10-20FPS slower than it's £300 younger brother at 1/3 of the cost.

Somehow, I doubt that.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 14th May 2012, 14:33 Quote
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Somehow, I doubt that.

The review clearly shows it only being around 10-20 fps slower in most games...??
Spreadie 14th May 2012, 15:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
The review clearly shows it only being around 10-20 fps slower in most games...??

No, I am sure the performance figures are accurate, I was referring to the £100 for a GTX 570. Sounds like the bargain of the decade.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 14th May 2012, 17:57 Quote
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No, I am sure the performance figures are accurate, I was referring to the £100 for a GTX 570. Sounds like the bargain of the decade.

There only usually £130 on various forums and even ebay these days. In-fact a few have gone on 'bay sub £100 at odd times (granted most go for £150 there, but we all know how over-priced it is).

Picking one up for a little less is no big deal.
Skulldragon 15th May 2012, 07:55 Quote
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No, I am sure the performance figures are accurate, I was referring to the £100 for a GTX 570. Sounds like the bargain of the decade.

There only usually £130 on various forums and even ebay these days. In-fact a few have gone on 'bay sub £100 at odd times (granted most go for £150 there, but we all know how over-priced it is).

Picking one up for a little less is no big deal.

Are they used cards, though? Only it's not really a fair comparison if they are (not that it really matters).

Anyway, a great review for a great card. I think I'll get one to replace my HD5770 once the price drops a little.
Elton 15th May 2012, 07:58 Quote
100 smackers for a GTX 570 is totally worth it. Even if used, there's usually no problem. Just keep it in a cool case. :)

If not then look out for EVGA ones that have transferrable warranties.
Skulldragon 15th May 2012, 18:00 Quote
Just saw a 'AMD Radeon HD 5770 4GB' listed in the heat graphs. Is that a typo, or just the most absurd card ever?
ssj12 22nd May 2012, 04:20 Quote
I have a GTX480, and still feel I dont need to upgrade for another 2 years.
Elton 22nd May 2012, 07:37 Quote
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Just saw a 'AMD Radeon HD 5770 4GB' listed in the heat graphs. Is that a typo, or just the most absurd card ever?

Most bizarre PCB design ftw!
longweight 22nd May 2012, 08:14 Quote
It's a same that the 4Gb 680 isn't included.
Baz 28th May 2012, 22:36 Quote
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It's a same that the 4Gb 680 isn't included.

Take 680 results. replicate. Ran one through the benchmarks last week. No difference at all to a stock 680, even at 5760 x 1080.
N17 dizzi 28th May 2012, 22:50 Quote
It seems that 60fps~+ at those high resolutions - extra vram and/or pcie 3.0 bandwidth comes into play.

Admittedly you need more than 1 gpu to have that problem
Baz 28th May 2012, 23:08 Quote
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It seems that 60fps~+ at those high resolutions - extra vram and/or pcie 3.0 bandwidth comes into play.

Admittedly you need more than 1 gpu to have that problem

With single GPU performance, PCI-E 3 or 4GB of mem made no difference. With 2 x cards, I don't see how this would change. On Z77 2 x PCI-E 3 run at x8 speed (so x16 PCI-E 2.0), and if a GPU isn't running out of memory on its own (as my tests seem to have shown), how does adding a second and reducing per GPU workload (due to non-100% scaling) require a doubling in memory?

If there's a way to prove adding that 4GB improves performance I'd love to see it, but in my testing so far, it just hasn't made even the smallest difference (up to 5,760 x 1,600).
N17 dizzi 28th May 2012, 23:26 Quote
Single gpu performance is of no relevance to the 4GB/PCI-E 3.0 debate as there isn't one that has the power to need either.

I can't say until I start testing on Friday, what difference 4GB has with PCI-E 2.0 x8 lanes compared to 2GB.
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