Legit Video Card Reviews
NVIDIA & EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card Review
|Product:||GeForce GTX 670|
|Date:||Thu, May 10, 2012 - 08:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Battlefield 3 (BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2011 and in Europe on October 28, 2011. It does not support versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista as the game only supports DirectX 10 and 11. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release and the PC download is exclusive to EA's Origin platform, through which PC users also authenticate when connecting to the game.
Battlefield 3 debuts the new Frostbite 2 engine. This updated Frostbite engine can realistically portray the destruction of buildings and scenery to a greater extent than previous versions. Unlike previous iterations, the new version can also support dense urban areas. Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games, such as FIFA, but for Battlefield 3 is adapted to create a more realistic soldier, with the ability to transition into cover and turn the head before the body.
This game looks great and we tested with the highest settings possible. This means we used 'ultra' settings and really punished the cards being tested. We ran FRAPS for two minutes on the single player map called 'Rock and a Hard Place' for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: The EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 reference card were both beat out by the GTX 680 in Battlefield 3. The EVGA GTX 670 SC was able to outperform the MSI R7970 Lightning at 1920x1080 and 1280x1024 by 1.3 frames per second at 19x10 which is nearly 2%. At 1280x1024 the EVGA GTX 670 SC has a larger lead on the MSI R7970 Lightning with a difference of 4.8 frames per second or 4.9%. At 2560x1600, the MSI R7970 had a solid performance margin over the EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC with 3.1 fps or 6.9% separating them.
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Page 1 - The GeForce GTX 670
Page 2 - The EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 5 - Battlefield 3
Page 6 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Page 7 - DiRT 3
Page 8 - H.A.W.X. 2
Page 9 - Just Cause 2
Page 10 - Metro 2033
Page 11 - 3DMark 11
Page 12 - Unigine Heaven 3.0
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Temperature & Noise Testing
Page 15 - Overclocking The GeForce GTX 670
Page 16 - GeForce GTX670 Overclocked Benchmarks
Page 17 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions