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QOTW: Will you be buying a GeForce GTX 670?

by Parm Mann on 12 May 2012, 14:20


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Here it is, the £330 NVIDIA graphics card that eats the latest high-definition games for breakfast. You can read all about it in our in-depth review, but in a nutshell this high-end 28nm beast offers 1,344 CUDA cores, 112 texture units, 32 ROPs, 2GB of GDDR5 memory and enough performance for Tarinder to label it 'our favourite high-end card'.

The price tag's still tough to stomach - you need to be a truly-dedicated gamer to put down over £300 on a single GPU - but given the amount of performance that's on offer at this particular price point, we feel the GTX 670 is a better bet than either the GeForce GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970.

But you already know what we think, so now it's over to you, dear readers. Is the GeForce GTX 670 the one you've been waiting for? Is it time to upgrade, and if so, what are you migrating from? Or, is the Kepler entry-fee too high to even contemplate a purchase? Whether your colours are green or red, let us know if you'll be buying a GeForce GTX 670 in the comments below.

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Just a bit too steep for me, but I daresay it's worth every penny.
Think I'll overclock a 7850 for my upcoming build.
Looks like a very nice piece of engineering, however i'd never pay more than around £120 for a graphics card.
I very nearly bought a 680 - it was just stock shortages and then price increases that stopped me. Glad I didn't now! Nearly bought one on the launch day but couldn't quite commit.
Have to say I was SO close to buying the EVGA SC one when scan laucnhed it for £310. After an hour or so they increased it to £355 - not happy!
For the vast majority of us on 1 screen it's simply overkill. My GTX570 runs Battlefield 3 fine on high settings at 1920x1200…I doubt there's much real reason for the vast majority of users to upgrade. I can remember when hardware couldn't be fast enough, sadly, that's not the case anymore. I bet nVidia and ATI have sleepless nights over the lack of innovation in the games industry for the last 4 years.

So no, I simply can't justify the cost for performance I'm unlikely to notice.

The best deals are on the last gen hardware which can now be picked up for a bargain price….your money would be better spent on the 6950 @ £150 + £180 for a 256Gb Crucial M4 SSD, unless you're running a multi-monitor set-up that can justify the extra pixel pushing power!