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***Official GTX 670 thread***

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Azza, 6 May 2012.

  1. King Damager


    Joined: 16 Nov 2010

    Posts: 16,495

    Location: Swimming in a lake

    Hmm, I've find with the mods I've currently got running it's fine at 1.5GB. I suppose if I upgrade GPU it would give me a reason to grab more mods, but still...

    The 670 is definitely tempting though, I love the idea of 4 screen support (not that I have 4 screens)... That said, I do quite like my racing sims, so if I could get a third screen I'd be laughing...

    Thinking I'd be happy to spend £200 on top of whatever I get for my 480 with backplate and Waterblock, so 370 might be stretching it slightly... where as if 580 prices fall I could save a bit more.......... ARGH... I hate this... Decisions decisions...

    Last edited: 10 May 2012
  2. opethdisciple


    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 21,487

    Location: London

    That much noise difference? Becuase if you look closely there inst much speed difference after you consider the core boost speeds.
  3. Unforgiven


    Joined: 1 Jun 2006

    Posts: 106

    I ordered at 14:50 and just got my shipping confirmation if that helps.
  4. pgi947


    Joined: 25 Jun 2011

    Posts: 16,786

    Location: Aberdeen

    My windforce has shipped! Woohoo!
  5. Michaeljcox24

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 May 2010

    Posts: 1,868

    Location: West Bromwich

    Yeah there's a school of thought in the modding community that skyrim running out of vram can cause crashes, but all I ever saw was huge fps drops when I got close to 1.5 (which was a lot of the time). I think its a lot more to do with borked saves and bad mods.

    Me personally, I wouldn't fancy shelling out 400 on a card that I knew was already obsolete in terms of certain games requirements out at the moment. I would be much happy knowing I wasn't going to potentially run into problems, and had piece of mind having a vram ceiling where you had some not being used (like free hard drive space)

    If I had the choice over again (upgrading from a 470), I think a 4GB 670 would be a good buy. £650 on a 680 4GB would be a fair bit out of my price range.
  6. bakes0310


    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    Where do we get the latest 670 drivers, i looked on the nvidia site and they havent got them up yet?
  7. Sasahara


    Joined: 12 Feb 2009

    Posts: 4,062

    Mine too. :D

    My shipping email got flagged as spam! >,<
  8. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,254

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

  9. straxusii


    Joined: 18 May 2003

    Posts: 4,884

    I'm sure they will be mate, my 680 is the quietest card I have owned ever I think and TPU show the 680 as 3Db louder under load and 1Db quieter idle so I think you will be fine with reference
  10. Space Monkey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: Outer Space

    Gigabyte 670 shipped, yay :D

    First ever launch day gfx card I've bought, hope it's not a lemon!
    Last edited: 10 May 2012
  11. [timko]


    Joined: 20 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,792

    What are you upgrading from?
  12. Space Monkey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: Outer Space

    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX470, should be a nice jump :)
  13. ryryryan


    Joined: 10 Jan 2010

    Posts: 765

    So I asked the OcUK guys if they could push my order for tomorrow as it said monday and they said no problem.
    And this is why I have now ordered every component of my PC from OcUK :D Great speedy customer service.

    I didn't even plan to buy a GPU today, but with those prices at that performance with that cooler I couldn't say no to the windforce :D
    I'm upgrading from a 5870, hope i see a nice improvement :) First time on the green team too!
    Last edited: 10 May 2012
  14. KyleOC


    Joined: 3 Apr 2012

    Posts: 41

    My windforce has been shipped! Will be an interesting weekend :)
  15. Scotty123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Aug 2010

    Posts: 1,344

    Location: UK

    I don't know which one to consider, hmmz. Maybe best to wait a month or two and see what's out then? I have a 470 currently and it's so irritatingly loud. Sounds like a hairdryer everytime I play games.

    Something quiet is a must this time.
  16. [timko]


    Joined: 20 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,792

    40ish % according to the summary graphs at Techpowerup :)
  17. Space Monkey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: Outer Space

    With the amount sold today it'll be a very windy weekend :D
  18. fiveub


    Joined: 12 Apr 2008

    Posts: 49,025

    Location: OcUK HQ

    OcUK FTW! :)
  19. Space Monkey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: Outer Space

    Nice :)
  20. Legion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,119

    EVGA GTX 670 SC (stock)
    i5 3570k @4.5ghz
    Asrock Z77E-ITX (yes it's an mITX board)
    8gb Samsung Green @ DDR 2000 9-10-10-24 1t


    The cooler will be coming off, these short pcb cards are a godsend for us sff monkeys ;)