We’ll briefly summarize our impressions about each card now. So, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Ultra Durable features the most advanced PCB with high-quality components and an extra power phase. It comes pre-overclocked to 980 MHz (+78 MHz in boost mode) and our sample could even be overclocked further. Its highly efficient cooler Triangle Cool is the quietest among the three products and doesn’t block any mainboard slots. Considering its reasonable pricing and 3-year warranty, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Ultra Durable can be recommended for purchasing, even despite its scanty accessories and therefore receives our Recommended Buy tile:
The Palit GeForce GTX 670 2GB Jetstream is a copy of the reference GeForce GTX 670 but is pre-overclocked to a GPU clock rate of 1006 MHz (+79 MHz boost) and has an original cooler. Unfortunately, this cooler turned out to be the noisiest among the four solutions we tested. On the other hand, it was quite efficient, even when the card was overclocked. The Palit was just as good as the Gigabyte in terms of the overclocking potential, although has a simpler and cheaper PCB. So, it's a well-made product for people who won’t bother about its noisiness.
And finally, the Zotac GeForce GTX 670 2GB AMP! Edition is the fastest off-the-shelf GeForce GTX 670 available today. Its default GPU clock rate is as high as 1098 MHz (+78 MHz boost) and its memory is as fast as 6608 MHz. Using a reference GeForce GTX 680 PCB, this card features an exclusive and highly efficient cooler which is no louder than the Gigabyte's in the automatic regulation mode. Its eye-catching packaging, numerous accessories, 5-year extended warranty and competitive pricing make the Zotac GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition the most desirable of all GTX 670s! That said we would like to award Zotac GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition with our Editor’s Choice title as the fastest GeForce GTX 670 graphics card in the market today:
That's not all, actually. In our next article we will use the cards from Gigabyte and Zotac and a reference GeForce GTX 670 to compare an overclocked GTX 670 with a reference GTX 680 and to check out 2-way and 3-way SLI configurations with Nvidia's new drivers. We'll also add some bonus material like a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs. a GeForce GTX 680.