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Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2GB Phantom review

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ssj12 31st July 2012, 07:31 Quote
why was this test done with older drivers? 304.79 is out.
YEHBABY 31st July 2012, 07:59 Quote
The noise levels are disappointing considering that's the only reason I may have considered buying a card like this.
Baz 31st July 2012, 08:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by ssj12
why was this test done with older drivers? 304.79 is out.

Because re-testing every single GPU on new drivers every time they get released is very time consuming - each card takes around 3 hours to test. We tend to update them 3-4 times a year at most.
SMIFFYDUDE 31st July 2012, 09:08 Quote
Is there really no better way of air cooling graphics cards than making the heatsink thicker and blocking yet another expansion slot?

Can't cards be made taller so they fill up that 2 inch gap I have currently between my card and the side panel of my case?
Material 31st July 2012, 09:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
Is there really no better way of air cooling graphics cards than making the heatsink thicker and blocking yet another expansion slot?

Can't cards be made taller so they fill up that 2 inch gap I have currently between my card and the side panel of my case?

They could, but not every case has that much room, so you'd end up with the same problem of some people not being able to fit it in.

Some manufacturers are already kind of doing this too - look at the side on shot on the first page of the 7870 IceQ we reviewed last week.
Phil Rhodes 31st July 2012, 10:42 Quote
This is both like - and not like - being an Amiga user in about 1994. Back then, we had heaps of software appearing that was hungry for performance, but nobody was about to push out faster hardware. Now we have all these massively high-performance options, but what do we get?

Console games.

What is point?
[PUNK] crompers 31st July 2012, 10:51 Quote
Higher resolutions or multiple monitors. These cards are indeed overkill for most though
XXAOSICXX 31st July 2012, 11:37 Quote
Blow away? Blown, surely?
dactone 31st July 2012, 11:52 Quote
just noticed all the adds on the pictures now ,this place is riddled with the things.
[USRF]Obiwan 31st July 2012, 12:43 Quote
I wonder what the performance with this card in a older platform. Lets say a phenom am3 setup.
[USRF]Obiwan 31st July 2012, 12:55 Quote
and do not forget the 660 soon:

GTX 660
gpu: gk104
clockspeed: 1344
Boost speed: 980
Mem: 2GB
memspeed: 6008
membus: 192bit
TDP: <150W

GTX 660 Ti
gpu: gk104
clockspeed: 1152
Boost speed: 1132
Mem: 2GB
memspeed: 6008
membus: 265bit
TDP: 150W

GTX 670
gpu: gk104
clockspeed: 1344
Boost speed: 980
Mem: 2GB
memspeed: 6008
membus: 265bit
TDP: 170W


Strange thing that they can have 2GB on a 192bit bus...
TrevDX 31st July 2012, 13:03 Quote
Disappointed with triple slot & louder fans given how good my 570 Phantom is and this was a potential upgrade path for me. Time to look at other options.
Elton 31st July 2012, 13:06 Quote
First sentence. We were blow away...

Shouldn't it be blown away? There's some very odd grammatical errors within this article.
MrJim 31st July 2012, 14:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
First sentence. We were blow away...

Shouldn't it be blown away? There's some very odd grammatical errors within this article.

Ironically, I think you mean "There're some very odd grammatical errors..." :D If you're going complain about poor grammar, you'd better use the correct grammar yourself!


Typo: shouldn't that be 7970 in the first paragraph of the review?
Dave Lister 31st July 2012, 16:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]I wonder what the performance with this card in a older platform. Lets say a phenom am3 setup.

If BT want to send me one I'll put it through it's paces an my am3 phenom 2 X6 !
xxxsonic1971 31st July 2012, 22:57 Quote
i though the cooler on this beast was fanless due to the huge cooler .....lol
Noob? 1st August 2012, 01:08 Quote
Love the Phantoms but I've only a mATX rig, so this won't be getting into it anytime soon unfortunately.
Jasio 1st August 2012, 07:14 Quote
Uh... why does it state that this card has Crossfire, under 'Inputs'? Did nVidia finally manage to get AMD drunk enough to have a one night stand, and this card is like the one red-head in the family?
andrew8200m 1st August 2012, 08:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]and do not forget the 660 soon:

GTX 660
gpu: gk104
clockspeed: 1344
Boost speed: 980
Mem: 2GB
memspeed: 6008
membus: 192bit
TDP: <150W

GTX 660 Ti
gpu: gk104
clockspeed: 1152
Boost speed: 1132
Mem: 2GB
memspeed: 6008
membus: 265bit
TDP: 150W

GTX 670
gpu: gk104
clockspeed: 1344
Boost speed: 980
Mem: 2GB
memspeed: 6008
membus: 265bit
TDP: 170W


Strange thing that they can have 2GB on a 192bit bus...

Specs wrong.
[USRF]Obiwan 1st August 2012, 11:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by andrew8200m


Specs wrong.

Care to share the correct specs then?
[USRF]Obiwan 1st August 2012, 11:10 Quote
Found some on Tweaktown
andrew8200m 1st August 2012, 11:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
Care to share the correct specs then?

NDA. :p
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