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SKYMTL September 5, 2012 07:55 PM

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC Review Comment Thread
 
MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition OC has an enviable rap sheet: it's performance nearly matches a GTX 680, there's a long feature list and the included Twin Frozr IV heatsink is cool and extremely quiet. However, the largest selling point of this graphics card is its price of just $409.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...oc-review.html

velias September 5, 2012 09:10 PM

Nice review! I gotta say after the past few gens i've become a huge fan of MSI non reference GPUs. Both the Lightning 580 and Lightning 680 are amazing products, I really enjoy the latter right now!

Dzzope September 6, 2012 02:58 AM

Great job as always.. I wish I had the same selection as you guys.. though I'm very happy with my DCII 670..


And ding, 1000 :O

SKYMTL September 6, 2012 05:13 AM

I think every manufacturer has their positive points and negatives as well. However, in this case, it is hard not to love MSI's Power Edition since they are well priced and have some nifty features.

Skyllz September 6, 2012 05:21 AM

Nice... I wonder if this one will end up in the BST section... could be a nice replacement for my 448Ti I picked up a while back :)

With that card I can see myself not updating the rest of my rig for a long time now.

guitarwiz23 September 7, 2012 07:38 AM

Definitely wish I could pick up One of these to replace my 7850(wish I would have just waited and got a 660ti but I bought it after selling my 6870). This card would also go great with my msi gd65 motherboard and blue vengance lp ram, and I wouldn't have to worry about upgrading for a long time!

draemn September 7, 2012 10:11 AM

All these custom 670 cards make my 680 look so sad, especially since my quick attempt at overclocking only resulted in ~110Mhz boost. :(

Good on MSI for another amazing custom card, it's cheaper than the 7970 and if you're not using a high res monitor, it is pretty damn close in performance and way better in temperature/noise/power.

IRQ Conflict September 7, 2012 02:28 PM

Would this be a good replacement for my aging 5870? Or would it be a waste (bottleneck) with my Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz?

My system seems to play OK with almost everything cranked in BF3. But some games do seem to kill it.

NyteOwl September 7, 2012 06:33 PM

I wouldn't call it a waste as you'll see consdierable improvements across the board. There may undoubtedly be occassions when you might see some bottlenecking but a bit more of an OC on the Q6600 if you can manage it may help out there. It's an amazing CPU, one of the best Intel made when it comes to overclocking.

Generic User #2 September 7, 2012 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by draemn (Post 654013)
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Good on MSI for another amazing custom card, it's cheaper than the 7970 and if you're not using a high res monitor, it is pretty damn close in performance and way better in temperature/noise/power.

pretty sure the 670 is more than good enough for 27" 2560x1440 monitors. the 7970's real performance win is in multimon setups.


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