As usual, the following are the specs of our trusty graphics card test bed system:
We’ll be pitting the reference GeForce GTX 670 against AMD’s Radeon 7900 series cards, in particular its targeted rival, the Radeon HD 7950. With its bigger brother the GeForce GTX 680 already comprehensively outclassing AMD’s best single GPU cards, it’ll be interesting to see how the new GeForce GTX 670 fares. We also want to find out how the GeForce GTX 670 would match up against the flagship GeForce GTX 680, because judging from the specifications alone, the two do not differ that much. Lastly, as for the two customized cards from ASUS and Palit, we are keen to see how much faster and cooler the two customized GeForce GTX 670 cards would run when compared against the reference GeForce GTX 670.
Here's a summary of the card's clock speeds.
|Cards||GPU Base Clock Speed||Boost Clock Speed||Memory Clock Speed|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670||925MHz||980MHz||6008MHz DDR|
|ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP||1058MHz||1137MHz||6008MHz DDR|
|Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream||1006MHz||1086MHz||6108MHz DDR|
The list of cards tested and driver versions used:
The list of benchmarks used: