Galaxy GTX 670 Vs EVGA GTX 670 FTW

MattyB

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I'm thinking of getting another GTX 670. I originally got a Palit 670 but they are so god damn huge that I can't fit another one in if I want to go SLI.

I am now deciding between the Galaxy (which is basically just a standard reference card) or the EVGA FTW. There is $100 difference between them here in Oz. Is the FTW worth it or am I just as well off getting the Galaxy and overclocking it myself?

Everyone seems hung up ot the FTW from what I see around.
 
EVGA is a better company in my opinion. The the upside to the EVGA is they use primarily the tunnel cool unlike Galaxy which has the 'twin fozer' style cooling. Or is that asus? Whatever. The tunnel contains the heat and pushes it out the back where at the other just disperses it into your case.
 

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How much better is the 670 over the 660ti, im fixing to bite the bullet and I've been all for the 660ti. Honestly I think it's enough for me, may get the 3gb though bc im fixing to be gaming in 1440p so I need the extra vram.

tappin from the aokp running Nexus
 

MattyB

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C'mon Matty just save up and grab a 690!!

Not a chance! Well, not yet anyway. It's the holy grail though. Maybe I'll wait for the 790!! :D

How much better is the 670 over the 660ti, im fixing to bite the bullet and I've been all for the 660ti. Honestly I think it's enough for me, may get the 3gb though bc im fixing to be gaming in 1440p so I need the extra vram.

tappin from the aokp running Nexus

From what I was reading the other day, they are both very similar cards. I believe the 670 will be the card to go for if you are going for higher resolutions from what I read. I'm sure you won't notice much difference though. Also, 'they' say that the 670 will be better for running multiple monitors.
 

sway

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Not a chance! Well, not yet anyway. It's the holy grail though. Maybe I'll wait for the 790!! :D



From what I was reading the other day, they are both very similar cards. I believe the 670 will be the card to go for if you are going for higher resolutions from what I read. I'm sure you won't notice much difference though. Also, 'they' say that the 670 will be better for running multiple monitors.

That's what I was thinking, im def not gonna be running multiple monitors with the x51 with the resolution I'll be at and one card.

I think I'll be better off with a 3gb 660 ti than a 2gb 670, def not dropping the paper on a 4gb 670.

tappin from the aokp running Nexus
 

MattyB

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Put my second FTW in today so now I'm one of those SLI guys. Here's a weird one though. The first card I got came in a FTW box but the card itself had no FTW markings on it. The new card does however. It has slightly irritated me. They are both running at FTW clocks but you wouldn't know the first card is one. Here's a pic to show you what I mean.IMG_0696.jpg