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Windows 7: Evga GTX 670 vs Gigabyte 670?

10 May 2012   #1
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Evga GTX 670 vs Gigabyte 670?

Which one would you get? I'm soon going to get one, and I'm not sure which to buy...

I've used EVGA cards and am currently using one, and customer service is great, and I love EVGA precision.

However, the Gigabyte has three fans and is already overclocked (I'll still overclock it :P). Also, will EVGA Precision work with the Gigabyte card?

EVGA 670

Gigabyte 670

Thanks

Edit: Also, it seems the Gigabyte one has an 8 and 6 pin connector, while the EVGA one has 2 sixes.


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10 May 2012   #2
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

FWIW I bought the EVGA 670 on Amazon today and is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Can't address your particulars as I have been previously a Radeon owner...I am hoping this "upgrade" from my 5770 will allow my sony vegas 11 pro gpu acceleration capability to work.
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11 May 2012   #3
4GEN7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I own two EVGA SC GTX 580s and just today pulled the trigger on two Gigabyte 670s to upgrade for a 2560x1440 res monitor. The Gigabyte one is the best model among all for its 399$ price with higher core clock (except Galaxy) + 3 fans.
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11 May 2012   #4
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4GEN7 View Post
I own two EVGA SC GTX 580s and just today pulled the trigger on two Gigabyte 670s to upgrade for a 2560x1440 res monitor. The Gigabyte one is the best model among all for its 399$ price with higher core clock (except Galaxy) + 3 fans.
And will EVGA Precision work fine with any nvidia card?
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11 May 2012   #5
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Most of us here prefer EVGA for NVidia GPUs. They have outstanding quality and customer service. Precision is made to use with the EVGA GPUs. Sometimes Precision can cause BSODs.
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11 May 2012   #6
4GEN7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I doubt that Precision will work with Gigabyte as it's an EVGA tool by definition but who knows, I'll let you know once I get my hands on those 670s. But remember, your choice of GPU shouldn't be based on some overclocking tool as you'll be using it rarely if it's to keep it at some stable overclock point.
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11 May 2012   #7
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4GEN7 View Post
I doubt that Precision will work with Gigabyte as it's an EVGA tool by definition but who knows, I'll let you know once I get my hands on those 670s. But remember, your choice of GPU shouldn't be based on some overclocking tool as you'll be using it rarely if it's to keep it at some stable overclock point.
Yes it will, just like MSI A.B. will work with GPUs other than MSI. I prefer the A.B. utility over the Precision, and use it with my EVGA 580 3gb. They are both based off of Riva Tuner.
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11 May 2012   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I too am one that would prefer eVGA over any other for Nvidia GPUs.
Just as Sapphire would be my brand of choice for AMD/ATI cards.

Not that theres anything wrong with other brands, but these are what Id stick to. EVGA has excellent customer service, which may not mean much untill the time you really need them, at which point it really makes it worthwhile. Just my 2 cents.

BTW, eVGA does offer a Superclocked version if a factory overclock is your thing. I too go the factory OC route on GPUs even though it is just as easy to do it yourself.
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11 May 2012   #9
4GEN7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You shouldn't be going EVGA just for its brand.
Gigabyte is so much better in every way for the GTX 670. Here's a review from ThePanda from Newegg to make it fast:

1) Gigabyte currently offers the highest default clocks out of the gate despite retailing for the same price as other stock GTX670s.
2) Gigabyte has provided what appears to be a far superior cooling solution compared to the reference boards. This should help keep heat down and allow higher custom overclocks.
3) Gigabyte utilized a custom full length PCB as opposed to the shorter reference boards.
4) Gigabyte chose to go with a 5 phase PWM as opposed to the 4 phase reference PWM. This will allow the board to more reach higher overclocks.
4) Gigabyte has gone with a 8pin + 6pin power configuration vs. the reference 6pin + 6pin. This should help stabilize overclocks at higher frequencies.
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11 May 2012   #10
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys, I'm thinking about the Gigabyte card, and I'll try MSI Afterburner as well as Precision with it. I just can't find anywhere that has the Gigabyte in stock :P
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