Excerpt: We review two ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II 4GB video cards in SLI under NV Surround resolutions. We'll answer the question as to the value and validity of 4GB of RAM on a GeForce GTX 670 GPU video card in SLI. Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, and all our other games will be taken to the extreme to get to the bottom of 4GB GTX 670 cards.
Summary: We review two ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II 4GB video cards in SLI under NV Surround resolutions. We'll answer the question as to the value and validity of 4GB of RAM on a GeForce GTX 670 GPU video card in SLI. Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, and all our other games will be taken to the extreme to get to the bottom of 4GB GTX 670 cards.
Summary: This evaluation has concluded that there isn't any advantage, even in the latest games, to using an ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II 4GB video card over a 2GB equivalent for a single-display gaming. We can honestly say now that 2GB is "good enough" even in the latest games like
Far Cry 3
for single display gaming on a GeForce GTX 670.
Summary: Today we have an ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DC II 4GB video card up for review. Although there is no factory overclock, the video card supports 4GB of memory compared to the default 2GB. We will focus on single display performance in our revamped game lineup that includes Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs.
Summary: Small form factor PCs have become more and more of a trend. The traditional bulky PCs seem to undergo a transformation into something smaller. The good thing is that while the PC might get smaller, the performance remains superb. You can find many mATX / Mini ITX motherboards that will pack even the fastest high-end processors. Pop 8GB of memory on there, connect an SSD and then insert a graphics card like shown today. The end result will be a monster of a PC alright.
Summary: According to credible gaming-oriented review sites like PC Perspective , HardwareCanucks and AnandTech , the GeForce GTX 670 is a high-end graphics card that can play most titles smoothly with high detail levels at the native resolutions of large, premium monitors (2560x1600, 2560x1440). It's also one of the few single GPU cards that can tackle multi-monitor gaming to some degree.
Summary: Yes, you've seen correctly, the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP is the first graphics card ever that I gave a perfect ten score. The stock GeForce GTX 670 provides already great performance, but ASUS has topped that by boosting it with a large overclock out of the box which catapults it beyond GTX 680 performance levels. Averaged over all our testing we see the card 1% faster than GTX 680 and 8% faster than GTX 670.
Pros: Faster than GeForce GTX 680, Whisper quiet in both idle and load, Very power efficient, Excellent memory overclocking potential, Software voltage control, Up to four active displays now, makes surround possible with one card, Support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for CUDA and PhysX
Cons: Memory not overclocked out of the box, Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking more complicated than before, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power
Conclusion: The capability rating compares each graphics card with GeForce GT 430, which is considered a baseline, or 100%. The rating is based on both synthetic and gaming results and shows, as the name implies, what a product is capable of. The usability rating is obtained by dividing each card's capability rating by its price. It basically shows whether a given product is over or underpriced, considering what it can do, and thus how reasonable it is to buy it.