I just bought a GTX 670

#1 Posted by Huey2k2 (489 posts) -

Is this what PC master race feels like?

I feel so alive!

#2 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

congrats. soon you will also know what the locked topic race feels like!

#3 Edited by Huey2k2 (489 posts) -

Sweet! I will have accomplished two life goals in one day!

#4 Edited by Jrinswand (1706 posts) -

@killacam said:

congrats. soon you will also know what the locked topic race feels like!

LOL. Someone's jealous.

That's a pretty sweet card. I've only had mine (a 7850) for less than a year, and I'm already feeling the strain of age on my video card. Then again, I recently moved from a 19" 1680x1050 monitor to a 23" 1920x1080 monitor, so that may have something to do with it. Point is, enjoy it while it lasts. New cards are always around the corner.

#5 Posted by Live2bRighteous (317 posts) -

Have one myself... you're going to have a good life.

#6 Edited by JJOR64 (18956 posts) -

Got a GTX 580 right now. Thinking about getting a 600 Series or a 700 Series one (if it comes out this year) later this year.

#7 Posted by LiquidPrince (15918 posts) -

I got a 7970. It's all good.

#8 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

I have two for some reason... My first one was bad, second was stolen by hooligans upon placement at my door on Halloween, and a replacement for that one was sent. At some point in that process I acquired two, and I'm a bad person.

The moral of the story is, mod your Skyrim install. Now.

#9 Posted by Huey2k2 (489 posts) -

Have one myself... you're going to have a good life.

You are correct sir, I am just sitting around installing games on Steam to see them run perfectly on my new card.

#10 Posted by Andorski (5287 posts) -

GTX Titan or GTFO!!

#11 Edited by Huey2k2 (489 posts) -

@andorski said:

GTX Titan or GTFO!!

Goodbye then :(

#12 Posted by abomunist (117 posts) -

Did the math on SLIing another 560ti to the one I have in there. turns out the numbers are higher than a 670. Might go that route and save $100. Anybody done an SLI? Are there downsides?

#13 Posted by WasabiCurry (422 posts) -

@jjor64: Your prayers will be answered soon.

Linky

@huey2k2 Welcome to the club! Us fellow PC master race people are kind and sweet to each other. Not to console peasants though. ;3

#14 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

As an owner of a 680, I can confirm that the feeling is pretty awesome.

Still can't wait to get a new job so I can buy a Titan.

Did the math on SLIing another 560ti to the one I have in there. turns out the numbers are higher than a 670. Might go that route and save $100. Anybody done an SLI? Are there downsides?

There are absolutely downsides. For one, the "mouse feel" tends to suffer depending on the game. Basically, framerates will be less consistent, and frame latency will be worse. Some games also have terrible, terrible SLI support which means you have to disable SLI just to get decent performance.

When it works, it's worth it. But sometimes it doesn't, or barely does, and that's a bummer. Plus it's going to be louder and use much more power, and require more space, something you need to make sure you have because a lot of people don't realize they don't have the space for it until the last second. Assuming you have enough power and space, if you have any games that you play regularly and plan to continue playing, you should check what the SLI support is like. Generally, I'd advise going for the best single card you can afford. You'll have more consistent framerates, the games will feel better, and support will be much, much better.

It also depends wildly on the card you are SLIing. nVidia cards are much, much better. Avoid crossfire like the friggin plague. As I recall, the 500 series does really well in SLI, I remember one of them actually managed to MORE than double performance somehow. I'd say that SLI 560ti would be a pretty safe bet, but again, make sure the games you care about are going to work well with it.

#15 Posted by MethodMan008 (809 posts) -

SIck bro. I got a 660 but I wish I got 670..

#16 Posted by GreggD (4490 posts) -

I'm getting two 660's SLi'd. My PC shall be glorious.

#17 Posted by BeachThunder (11861 posts) -

=( I wish Cryostasis was still available digitally, because you seriously should play it.

You can still get it on Amazon though.

#18 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4339 posts) -

@andorski said:

GTX Titan or GTFO!!

I'm trying but I can't find one, looks like Nvidia is releasing another batch but tweaked differently here soon.

#19 Posted by iceman228433 (616 posts) -

The 670 is a great card congrats man. Also like maybe others have said you can always SLI if you need more power in the future.

#21 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

im still smoking a 570.

#22 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Still rocking a 570, but I'm starting to feel the limitations. I'll probably end up upgrading once the 700 series comes around.

#23 Posted by Bollard (5449 posts) -

@jjor64 said:

Got a GTX 580 right now. Thinking about getting a 600 Series or a 700 Series one (if it comes out this year) later this year.

Same, although I'm definitely waiting for the 700 series regardless of when it comes out.

My CPU is my bottleneck, stupid i7 that's worse than all the new i5 models :(

#24 Edited by zenmastah (894 posts) -
#25 Posted by Devildoll (879 posts) -

@zenmastah: i'd wager that the memory amount on even the 7970's and 680's will be fine.
Although, if something is going to be a problem, it will be that the cards simply lack the horsepower to crank out enough frames per second.

#26 Edited by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

The 670 is an amazing card, I am loving mine, I spent so long with a terrible PC but I saved up and finally got a whole new system and i'm feeling alive again!!

@killacam said:

congrats. soon you will also know what the locked topic race feels like!

No 670 in your PC i'm guessing?

#27 Edited by zenmastah (894 posts) -

@devildoll:

Yeah, well have to wait and see what the requirements will be.

Good ports max out 2GB already though so it will be interesting to see how the VRAM is going to grow going forward.

#28 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

No, master race also means the newest of the newest hardware of course.
You're like, the shoeshiner of the master race, but that's not all too bad either, I guess.

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#29 Posted by Akeldama (4244 posts) -

@andorski said:

GTX Titan or GTFO!!

My GTX 690 outperforms the Titan. Feels good.

#30 Posted by AlexW00d (6240 posts) -

=( I wish Cryostasis was still available digitally, because you seriously should play it.

You can still get it on Amazon though.

They stopped selling it? I missed that one.

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#31 Posted by ajamafalous (11964 posts) -

I'm still on a 560 Ti; waiting until probably next year when the new consoles are out to upgrade. Most games don't really push my card hard enough for me to spend the money to upgrade right now.

#32 Posted by AuthenticM (3718 posts) -

I got the 670 last summer (the Gigabyte model, I think). It's amazing.

#33 Posted by mrGREEK360 (55 posts) -

Got a EVGA GTX 670 Last week with Metro: Last Light, looks amazing on my pc. Playing on my 60"3DTV everything maxed out minus SSAA I get 60-120 FPS with SSAA 2x 30-70fps, looks amazing.

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