Considering the performance versus value, this is one impressive card. For single core GPU cards, the GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC has almost identical performance as the GTX 680 reference board (and we are talking within 1% deviation range here). With overclocking and even at factory settings the one missing SMX core is barely noticeable unless under special circumstances (in this case the DirectX10 game Just Cause 2). Selling for $415, that’s a bold $85 savings (reference Nvidia GTX 680’s sell for about $500). GIGABYTE took great care in crafting a simply awesome thermal solution and there is no hiding the quality of the Windforce 3X design. Even though there was not any radical changes made to the video card (besides a decent 12% factory boost clock), at this level there really doesn’t need to be any made. Overall, if you are in the market for an upgrade, the Gigabyte GTX 670 OC is a serious contender and should be at the top of the list.
|OUR VERDICT: GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC|
|Summary: The GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC is a veritable force to be reckoned with not only for price versus performance, but in quality thermal design. It is proudly awarded the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award.|