Summary: I bought 2 of these 4 Gig cards delivered for under $325 each. What a steal. This is an excellent video card, As a matter of fact I actually replaced an MSI twin Freeze GTX 680 2 Gig Card with this card, because I am running 3 Asus 2560 x 1440 monitors, and the GTX 680 2 Gig card seemed to be a bit overloaded. Not this card. It handles the monitors fine, and the displays were already extended upon boot into Windows 8.
Summary: This card has fully performed up to my expectations. I was initially gonna buy the cheaper Galaxy 670 on boxing day, but I decided to step-up and buy a zotac. I used to have an old zotac GTS250 which I OC'd to the max on a stock cooler and the thing never failed. It continuously ran between 70-90c for almost 2 years and never caved even though I abused it as I was looking for a reason to upgrade. I am hoping I get the same robustness from from my new 670!
The best bang for buck for extended resolutions, period.
16 October 2012
Summary: If you plan to use multi-monitor or extended resolutions (i.e. 5760x1080, 2550x1440, etc) and like to use lots of AA and high res textures, you might want to consider getting a 4GB GTX 670 instead of a 2GB one. And, since Zotac used the reference 680 PCB here it is a lot higher quality than similar offerings by other brands. I have three of them in back-to-back SLI and highly recommend this card - quiet and cool yet a performance monster!!
Summary: Managed to find this on ncix for $369.99 as a 'surprise deal' and decided to jump the gun. The last sale I saw for a gtx670 was for the evga ftw edition for $349.99 but was sold out within minutes. Decided the reference vs aftermarket cooling solution was not worth the price difference as most reviews barely showed much of a worthwhile difference.
Pros: -Great performance (BF3, Diablo3, BF:BC2, TF2 All run smooth as butter), -Incredibly low power usage (170w tpd!), -Price v Performance there is not a card out there that is better especially at the price I got this for. The higher end ATI cards are not worth the price tag and use much more power and draw a lot more heat.
Summary: I already had an HD7970 but I needed a smaller card to build a tiny media center PC. This card performs at the same level in BF3 while being half as big and using less power. From an AMD fanboy; Good job nVidia! Luckily I have no intention of using the stock cooler/fan cause it's a loud POS....
Pros: Fast card with a short PCB (when the stock cooler is removed)Good power efficiency for an nVidia card.
Cons: Expensive even when pricematched. Fan for stock cooler is NOISY!