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Hardware Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2GB Phantom review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 31 Jul 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. ssj12

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    why was this test done with older drivers? 304.79 is out.
     
  3. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    The noise levels are disappointing considering that's the only reason I may have considered buying a card like this.
     
  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    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.
     
  5. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    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?
     
  6. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    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.
     
  7. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    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?
     
  8. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    Higher resolutions or multiple monitors. These cards are indeed overkill for most though
     
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    Blow away? Blown, surely?
     
  10. dactone

    dactone dact-one

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    just noticed all the adds on the pictures now ,this place is riddled with the things.
     
  11. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I wonder what the performance with this card in a older platform. Lets say a phenom am3 setup.
     
  12. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    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...
     
  13. TrevDX

    TrevDX Ah Who Cares Anyway???

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    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.
     
  14. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    First sentence. We were blow away...

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

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    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! :nono:


    Typo: shouldn't that be 7970 in the first paragraph of the review?
     
  16. Dave Lister

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    If BT want to send me one I'll put it through it's paces an my am3 phenom 2 X6 !
     
  17. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    i though the cooler on this beast was fanless due to the huge cooler .....lol
     
  18. Noob?

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    Love the Phantoms but I've only a mATX rig, so this won't be getting into it anytime soon unfortunately.
     
  19. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    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?
     
  20. andrew8200m

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    Specs wrong.
     
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