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    Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    We compare it against last-generation SLI, amongst others.
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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    400 bucks? wish I had that much spare £££

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    It's only worth it if you can set it up for rendering or video editing. If you are just a gamer it's too much. I know some people are nuts but still.. I would pay €350 if Adobe sorts their support for CS6.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Hmm guess im nuts then edvinasm . I ordered mine yesterday after selling my amd 5970. Honestly though i couldn't in good faith recommend a multi gpu set up for anyone not chasing the top of every generation. After having a crossfire set up for the last 4-5 years (had 3850s and 5770s before the 5970) i can tell you that the moment you drop under 60 frames you notice the rendering latency inconsistencies in game in fps games at least. This means that dual gpu set ups obsolete themselves at about the same time as the generation that they came from. So a 5970 is a great card if you don't mind turning the detail down to 5870 playable levels where it will trash everything short of a 7950 but offers an vastly inferior gameplay experience at detail levels which don't trouble a 580gtx. Thats with out mentioning the bugs that you get with every new game release without fail (with the exception of deus ex which was ok for me) it just isn't worth the trouble at least on the AMD side. A single powerful GPU is a better option at the moment especially if you plan to upgrade every 3 years or so to maintain performance anyway especially if there isn't much in the price (ie less that £40 the price of a new game). Of course if you want to go for dual 7970s or gtx 670s then feel free just be aware that you aren't going to get much more that 6-12 months more out of them which at double the investment hardly seems worth it.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Is this a 2 or 3 slotter?

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Quote Originally Posted by ksdp37 View Post
    Is this a 2 or 3 slotter?
    Dual-slot card, ksdp37.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    I need a lottery win for this one.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Marius105 View Post
    I need a lottery win for this one.
    who doesn't
    this ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB totally are awesome card!

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    I Don't particularly like the ASUS DC II ASUS cards. Many of the 7970 versions had problems with the VRM. They were overheating and I heard that they locked the voltage whilst claiming that it was unlocked. False advertising. From now on EVGA and MSI is the way to go ASUS shot itself in the knee with a triple slot cooler and yet having heat problems.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyter View Post
    I Don't particularly like the ASUS DC II ASUS cards. Many of the 7970 versions had problems with the VRM. They were overheating and I heard that they locked the voltage whilst claiming that it was unlocked. False advertising. From now on EVGA and MSI is the way to go ASUS shot itself in the knee with a triple slot cooler and yet having heat problems.
    That doesn't seem to fit what Hexus found.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    google says otherwise

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    The 7950 issue on Google all links back to a single review size so not really widespread

    I have this card and it is epic 60c maximum under full load and it runs at 1355 boost I got a good one


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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyter View Post
    I Don't particularly like the ASUS DC II ASUS cards. Many of the 7970 versions had problems with the VRM. They were overheating and I heard that they locked the voltage whilst claiming that it was unlocked. False advertising. From now on EVGA and MSI is the way to go ASUS shot itself in the knee with a triple slot cooler and yet having heat problems.
    I agree, I would personally go for the EVGA FTW since I heard that EVGA hand pick the series for gems.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyter View Post
    I Don't particularly like the ASUS DC II ASUS cards. Many of the 7970 versions had problems with the VRM. They were overheating and I heard that they locked the voltage whilst claiming that it was unlocked. False advertising. From now on EVGA and MSI is the way to go ASUS shot itself in the knee with a triple slot cooler and yet having heat problems.
    The 7970s had no problems with the VRM. The software was misreading it, making it look really high in temp when it was perfectly ok. That was corrected a while ago. As for voltage locking, it isn't clear whether it's a software or hardware issue. There's no doubt at all that the DirectCU II is a decent cooler.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU TOP 2GB

    Quote Originally Posted by ONEK View Post
    I agree, I would personally go for the EVGA FTW since I heard that EVGA hand pick the series for gems.
    Asus do the same with there top cards too they hand pick them. as do gigabyte and most companies these days.


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