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Windows 7: 670 vs 670


26 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
670 vs 670

Is it worth paying the the extra for the superclocked GTX670 rather than the standard GTX670?

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26 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Not really. They overclock it the same way you can. However, they normally cheery pick from the bins for those that have better overclocking abilities for factory overclocked cards.
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26 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Chips,

Nice card choice, I just picked up a factory OC Asus 670 myself. Anyways to answer your question, it really depends on the user. If you are techy enough to overclock the card yourself then it probably wouldn't be worth spending the extra money. If you have no idea what you are doing when it comes to overclocking and don't want to learn then I would say go for the OC version. I chose the factory OC version because it was only $10 more and I get lazy. Hope this helped and no matter what choice you make, you won't be disappointed.
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26 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Unless I am missing something, those cards are exactly the same. Scrolling down the page, they have the exact same part number: 04G-P4-2673-KR

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked
EVGA GF GTX 670 4GB SC Graphics Card with Backplate (The SC here stands for Superclocked)

Both have 4GB of RAM, both are Superclocked, and judging by the pictures, both have the nice backplate. I don't know why one is so much more expensive.....probably somebody trying to make a killing off of it.
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26 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Really a personal opion there, and what you intend to do with it.

Personally, I prefer a factory OC card.
Theres no need to apply any OC settings at Startup or with a 3rd party application. It just runs that way by default. The card is covered under warranty.
Although I do Overclock, I typically do not mess with the GPU that much.

However, as mentioned, if you are a avid Overclocker and will be OCing every asepect of your PC yourself anyway then theres not really much reason.
Aside from the fact they are supposedly a bit better binned chips, theres not much reason to pay extra.


SC cards are nice for a small boost over ref design without having to do anything with it other than set 3D settings you prefer.
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26 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Like mentioned above those are both non reference cards. Overclocking is simple but buying one already overclocked is a plus if the price is right. Always get a name brand card over a reference card. Most name brands have superior fans on them.
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27 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Hey Chips,

Nice card choice, I just picked up a factory OC Asus 670 myself. Anyways to answer your question, it really depends on the user. If you are techy enough to overclock the card yourself then it probably wouldn't be worth spending the extra money. If you have no idea what you are doing when it comes to overclocking and don't want to learn then I would say go for the OC version. I chose the factory OC version because it was only $10 more and I get lazy. Hope this helped and no matter what choice you make, you won't be disappointed.
Yep, I wanted it for my turbo charged highly modded copy of Skyrim. I mean, all those HD textures and multiple followers were becoming just a tad too much for my poor old GTX 580. I heard that the 670 and 680 would get rid of all the stuttering graphics and odd CTD so I thought I'd go for it!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Unless I am missing something, those cards are exactly the same. Scrolling down the page, they have the exact same part number: 04G-P4-2673-KR

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked
EVGA GF GTX 670 4GB SC Graphics Card with Backplate (The SC here stands for Superclocked)

Both have 4GB of RAM, both are Superclocked, and judging by the pictures, both have the nice backplate. I don't know why one is so much more expensive.....probably somebody trying to make a killing off of it.

Yes, I notice that now! I didn't see the "SC" before and thought it was just a basic model. Wonder why the very same card is going for such different prices on the very same site?
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27 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Hey Chips,

Nice card choice, I just picked up a factory OC Asus 670 myself. Anyways to answer your question, it really depends on the user. If you are techy enough to overclock the card yourself then it probably wouldn't be worth spending the extra money. If you have no idea what you are doing when it comes to overclocking and don't want to learn then I would say go for the OC version. I chose the factory OC version because it was only $10 more and I get lazy. Hope this helped and no matter what choice you make, you won't be disappointed.
Yep, I wanted it for my turbo charged highly modded copy of Skyrim. I mean, all those HD textures and multiple followers were becoming just a tad too much for my poor old GTX 580. I heard that the 670 and 680 would get rid of all the stuttering graphics and odd CTD so I thought I'd go for it!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Unless I am missing something, those cards are exactly the same. Scrolling down the page, they have the exact same part number: 04G-P4-2673-KR

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Superclocked
EVGA GF GTX 670 4GB SC Graphics Card with Backplate (The SC here stands for Superclocked)

Both have 4GB of RAM, both are Superclocked, and judging by the pictures, both have the nice backplate. I don't know why one is so much more expensive.....probably somebody trying to make a killing off of it.

Yes, I notice that now! I didn't see the "SC" before and thought it was just a basic model. Wonder why the very same card is going for such different prices on the very same site?
The name of the game is profit. People and companies will use any gimmick to try and push profits as high as possible. In this case, it seems they added the term *Super Clocked* and raised the stats a little bit ( something you can do on your own ) and save the money. I see this very often with computer parts. A good example is two video cards, same part number but one is a solid color, while the other is painted and has the logo imprinted on the fan...guess which card will cost a little more. You really have to pay attention to minor details if you want to save money when purchasing hardware
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27 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

newegg just dropped the price on this MSI 660 OCd card $20 and they are throwing in a game, and a $20 rebate card. I might try to grab 1.

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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27 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Like mentioned above those are both non reference cards. Overclocking is simple but buying one already overclocked is a plus if the price is right. Always get a name brand card over a reference card. Most name brands have superior fans on them.
Keep in mind pre clocked cards suck at overclocking more they are limited
Most reference cards will do that plus anyway and some reference cards do a better overclock them a pre clocked card that is from experience with a diamond reference HD6870 and a MSI Twin frozr Pre OC cards worked great together but the diamond overclocked higher and better same with my 7970's I flashed to ghz edition they oc better then GHZ ed cards call me crazy but they do
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