GeForce GTX 670 2 and 3-way SLI review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/09/2012 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
For this article ASUS supplied two GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II cards and I quickly wanted to show them to you.
The cards are pretty customized compared to the reference design, ASUS uses their own design PCB and the DirectCU II cooler. Again we'll clock the cards at default base values since we need to insert the baseline performance into our reference charts.
In a separate article we'll look at the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II with it's very nice 1058 MHz base frequency and 1137 MHz boost frequency.
The GeForce GTX 670 cards will come with two GB of graphics memory, that's definitely enough if you are a hardcore gamer with a monitor resolution of 1920x1200.
The GeForce GTX 670 has a maximum power consumption of 170 Watts, you'll need to power the card with two 6-pin PCIe PEG leads from your power supply. We recommend a 550W power supply to start with (with one card of course). The card will have a Digital VRM circuitry (DIGI+). The GPU gets 6 power phases assigned and the memory another 2 separate phases.
The 10.7 x 5.4 x1.7 sized cards all are PCIe gen 3.0 compatible. Going from PCIe Gen 2 to Gen 3 doubles the bandwidth available to the add-on cards installed, from 500MB/s per lane to 1GB/s per lane.
Like any high-end GeForce graphics card, NVIDIA will allow you to opt for the multi-GPU road as you may pair two or three cards in one PC -- heck even four if you want to spend a lot of dough though.
We test and review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC edition. The graphics card comes witha factory overclock and the new WindForce 3X 2 Slot 450W fan sink with Triangle Cool fans, as they like to cool it. That would be three silent 80mm fans. Overall the card is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and 100% silent. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
GeForce GTX 780 SLI and Multi monitor review
We review the GeForce GTX 780 SLI and also do a SurroundView session with three monitors. The boards used are reference from NVIDIA. Over the next few pages we'll tell you a bit about multi-GPU gaming, the challenges, the requirements and of course a nice tasty benchmark session with the latest games. We'll have a peek at temperatures and power consumption of the GeForce GTX Titan cards in 2-way SLI mode to monitor it's generated performance.
GeForce GTX 780 review
We test and review the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 is NVIDIAs all new high-end graphics card based in their Flagship product, the GTX Titan. This means it is based on the GK110 GPU and has an whopping 7.1 Billion transistors. That makes it a nice chunk faster opposed to the GeForce GTX 680 GPU. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X review
In this article we review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X with that OC for a factory tweak and the Windforce indicating a silent yet powerful two fan cooling solution. The product is customized with a new PCB, cooling and a few tweaks, it has 2GB of memory with both that memory and the core base-clock slightly overclocked. An tasty product at an interesting price in the lower segment of the mainstream market.