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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition GeForce GTX 275
Red Dead Redemption 2 58% 254%
Cyberpunk 2077 117% 386%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 118%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 117% 386%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 254%
Doom Eternal 36% 204%
FIFA 20 16% 88%
Grand Theft Auto VI 142% 440%
Need For Speed Heat 58% 254%
Halo: Reach 50% 12%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 275.

The GTX 670 has a 347 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 275. This results in the GTX 670 providing 59.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 347 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 275. This results in the GTX 670 providing 13.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 275, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 275 when running the latest games.

The GTX 670 has 1152 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 275, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 670 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 670 has 65.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 275, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is much better than the GeForce GTX 275.

The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 275 has 240. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 275 is 349. The GTX 670 having 1073 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 275.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 275. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 275.

The GeForce GTX 275 requires 219 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 670. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 275, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs633 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2Tesla G200-105-B3
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2012vs15 Jan 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs896 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1134 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs448 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs127GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs240
Actual Shader Performance68%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units112vs80
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/svs50.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs28
Pixel Rate31.4 GPixel/svs17.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-219 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 275 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-105-B3 which has 10 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 240 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 28 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 633MHz.

The GPU accesses a 896MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 448-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1134MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 219W, it requires at least a 550W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the higher positioned GeForce GTX 280.
It is therefore even faster than the Fermi based GeForce GTX 460 768MB.
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