MSI GTX670 OC Power Edition Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

MSI GTX670 OC Power Edition Review

Test Setup

MSI GTX670 OC Power Edition
ForceWare 301.42 WHQL
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz
Gigabyte Z77A-UD5
G.Skill Trident 2400MHz
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64

Overclocking

Considering that the MSI GTX670 OC comes with a decent overclock out of the box, we were hoping for something good but weren't expecting to be able to push it anywhere near as hard as we could. With a small voltage tweak in the Afterburner software we gained an extra 236MHz on the GPU Core and 211MHz on the GDDR5. Hugely impressive stuff from MSI here.

 MSI GTX670 OC Power Edition Review

Temperatures

The Twin Frozr IV kept things pretty cool, maxing out at 70°C both in stock and overclocked settings. The downside to this is that it doesn't take much of a heat increase to speed the fans up, and they have a real whine to them that can quickly grate.

 

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Most Recent Comments

06-08-2012, 06:54:53

wassupdoc
I think you shoulda bumped the price score up a bit fella, it's cheaper than most non reference 670's for that kind of performance :P Nice reviewQuote

06-08-2012, 07:15:47

Josh Weston
A good review, and one that I have been waiting for on here for a while now
May I ask, did you leave the fans on auto? - a lot of the owners of this card say that the Auto preset is pretty naff, and that setting up your own fan settings is better.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wassupdoc View Post
I think you shoulda bumped the price score up a bit fella, it's cheaper than most non reference 670's for that kind of performance :P Nice review
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...BlclBhZ2U9Jg== It's actually a fair bit more than the reference cards.Quote

06-08-2012, 09:54:52

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Weston View Post
A good review, and one that I have been waiting for on here for a while now
May I ask, did you leave the fans on auto? - a lot of the owners of this card say that the Auto preset is pretty naff, and that setting up your own fan settings is better.


http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...BlclBhZ2U9Jg== It's actually a fair bit more than the reference cards.
I think he was talking about the other non-ref cards.Quote

06-08-2012, 09:56:53

Josh Weston
Hmm. It would seem as though my eyes decide to completely ignore certain prefixes whenever they wish - I didn't see the 'non' bit before the reference -.-
My bad Quote

06-08-2012, 10:43:27

yassarikhan786
I think it might have been because of the missing "-" Quote
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