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Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW

by Parm Mann on 7 June 2012, 15:00 4.0


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Power Consumption, Temperature and Noise

We found the EVGA card to be slightly more hungry when playing Batman: Arkham City, but there's not a lot in it - the power characteristics of both factory-overclocked cards are similar.

Here's where things get interesting. EVGA's GTX 670 FTW does well to keep the factory-overclocked card running below 80┬║C under load - it's actually cooler than the stock-clocked reference design - but ASUS's custom-cooled GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP is in a different league all together.

We see a similar pattern in our noise evaluation; the EVGA card isn't particularly loud and performs similarly to a reference GTX 680, but it isn't as quiet as ASUS's custom DirectCU II cooler.