These are the hardware specifications of our recently updated graphics card test rig:
Here's the list of cards we'll be testing and the drivers used. We down-clocked our Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream graphics card to emulate a reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 card so as to obtain some baseline GTX 670 figures on our new testbed system.
Take note that the main purpose of our tests is to check how the mini GTX 670 card fares against the normal sized GTX 670 and it isn't an AMD/NVIDIA comparison. The best AMD counterpart at the same price point is the Radeon HD 7950 and HD 7970 graphics cards, but we're still getting updated results at this point of time on our new test rig. As such, we'll have to make do without them at the point of publication. We will however shortly update the article as soon as it's done.
As the ASUS card is just slightly overclocked to specifications that are tad higher than the reference GeForce GTX 670, we will be focusing on overclocking potential, temperature performance, and its power consumption. As such, we've chosen to streamline our results reporting to a very select set of benchmarks as outlined below. For a full set of of comparison results with more benchmarks, you may tune in to our older GeForce GTX 660 Ti article for appropriate comparisons.