NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Review - Benchmarking

Submitted by skipclarke on 13 September, 2012 - 21:13

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System Specs

  • Windows 7
  • ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
  • Intel i7 2600k at 4x3.4GHz
  • 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1.25v low-voltage RAM
  • 2x Samsung 320GB T-Series HDD (one for the OS and games; one for swap file and FRAPS)
  • LG Super Multi Blu (HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Player)
  • Onboard audio
  • Corsair HX1000
  • My Open PC Dragon Case
  • Logitch K340 Keyboard & Performance MX Mouse
  • Ergotech Heavy Duty Triple Desk Stand - WSGF Edition
  • 3x Dell U2211H IPS 16:9 1920x1080 Displays

Hardware Tested


The NVIDIA card tested was the MSI GeForce GTX 670 model N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC. It was tested with the GeForce 301.42 drivers. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 reference boards were tested with the release drivers for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.

Resolutions Tested

I tested both 1600x900 and 1920x1080 in widescreen, as well as 4800x900 and 5760x1080 in 3x1-L Eyefinity.

Games Tested

I have overhauled my suite of games. I replaced some older titles with their sequels, and I've simply dropped some titles either due to age or the time needed to benchmark. Additionally, I've dropped the DX9 and DX10 tests from the Heaven demo.

  • Aliens vs. Predators
  • DiRT 3
  • H.A.W.X. 2
  • Heaven v2.5 DX11
  • Mafia II
  • Metro 2033
  • Total War: Shogun 2

As always, all games are tested at max settings (unless otherwise noted), with 4xAA and 16xAF enabled.

Future Testing

Hopefully we'll be getting our hands on some additional NVIDIA cards in the very near future.