Summary: Boy when I first bought this I bought this card right when it was released and it was epic, at least for about 2 days. It then burnt out. I was lazy and didn't end up RMAing it for a little over a year but when I finally ASUS was reasonably prompt in getting me a replacement. They didn't have any of the 670s in stock though so I got a 680 so that is where my review ends.
Summary: I'm kind of torn because I know this can be a good card, if you get lucky enough to get one that doesn't crash. Like other people, my card crashes the Heaven benchmark on STOCK settings. I'm having to downclock my card to get it stable, and that's not what I paid for. I'm currently trying to RMA this card with Amazon, and am debating whether or not I want to take the gamble and try for another dc2top 670. Maybe I'll get lucky this time round!
Awesome card! But buying one is a bit of a gamble.
Jon N., Amazon
4 June 2012
Summary: Awesome card. Out of the box card boosted to 1241 mhz (instead of the specified 1137) on Heaven's benchmark without me doing anything and luckily didn't crash. Even managed to overclock it to 1300 mhz stable. Pros: - Free backplate - Awesome looking card - Quiet as hell, even at 80% I can barely make it out from my case fans. Cons: - Avoid using the GPU Tweak program that comes with this, several people have gotten red screens of death from using it.
Summary: I ordered two of these cards to run in SLI. First issue I was not aware of is that Intel X79 chipsets are not currently supported by Nvidia to run at PCIe Gen3 speeds. OEM distributed drivers allegedly allowed PCIe Gen3 speeds but official Nvidia drivers do not. I believe this will be fixed rather soon and is a mute point for the most part.
Summary: EDIT: I thought I had a bad video card but it looks like I had 2 sets of bad ram in a row. Got some new ram in a different brand and everything has been great. It was a nightmare and made no sense which led me to believe my video card was bad since the error codes pointed at the video card. I would like to apologize to asus for for my previous negative comments which were a product of frustration and confusion. My rating has been changed from 1 star to 4 stars.
Summary: Bought this instead of the GTX760 due to better performance in Battlefield 3 - unfortunately for me nVIDIA then dropped the GTX770 prices so it's not such good value now Usual Asus quality though, nice and quiet too
Summary: Package was fine, but I excepted a littlebit more power, card had a hard time running Starcraft 2 HOTS on max graphical settings. I got a Bulldozer 8350 and 16gb ram2133mhz SC run under an Intel SSD Sata3. Usually around 50-60fps, but in big battles it can drop under 40fps. I tried only 1v1 multiplayer not even 4v4 or campaign, but well ye low noise and temperature for a high end card.
Summary: I looked at other more expensive options and compared it with my friends system which is exactly the same build minus the graphics card, he went for the 680 i took the 670 directcu II, to be honest we havent found the game that bottlenecks either.
Summary: As mentioned by others there are rogue cards out there that are doa, i bought one & it arrived frazzled but that is why i buy from amazon because it went back without any fuss & i had a refund pretty quick, in the meantime i bought another as amazon were temporarily out of stock & it works just great just upgrading the rest of my rig to get the best out of it. would have been 5* but asus quality control really should be doing a better job.