Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce
When Nvidia introduced Kepler in the form of the GeForce GTX 680 not long ago, it looked less of a launch and more of an onslaught. The GTX 680 really shook things up, certainly in terms of gaming horsepower, but also lower power consumption and temperatures. True enough, those are hallmarks we love to see, even expect to see nowadays. But Nvidia had a few tricks up the proverbial sleeve, with features such as Adaptive V-Sync and a new antialiasing mode.
All well and good, but we craved something more, and Nvidia delivered: GPU Boost. We’re loathe to use the term "game-changer", but Nvidia did re-write the rulebook on that one, with the "old" way of thinking about clock speeds and overclocking, becoming anachronistic. Promising nothing short of a groundbreaking new direction in how a graphics card functions within a system, Nvidia brought the goods, and we were certainly impressed.
Now, Nvidia is determined to continue that success with the launch of the GTX 670, the latest card in the Kepler arsenal. Sharing the same DNA as the flagship GTX 680, this new card is poised to offer the same innovations, but at $100 lower to be a bit more accessible to gamers who aren’t quite well-heeled enough for the Kepler elite.
Nvidia has unshackled the board partners with this launch, so custom designs are indeed hitting the shelves straightaway. One of those custom cards is the Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce, a sleek behemoth that sports a triple-fanned cooler, increased Base Clock speeds, and a Boost Clock potential that appears to be second to none. Some of those terms not ringing a bell? Not to worry, we’ll be examining each of them very closely today.
What you really need to know is this card runs cool like the underside of your pillow on a hot summer night. And fast enough to knock your current graphics card back into last year.
You’re in for a treat today. Saddle up.