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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB Edition SLI GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 40%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5% 30%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16% 44%
Genshin Impact 14% 42%
eFootball PES 2021 42% 29%
Marvel's Avengers 8% 34%
Watch Dogs Legion 10% 37%
FIFA 21 42% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 64% 103%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 25%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB Edition SLI are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 376 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the GTX 670 providing 144.7 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 376 MHz higher core clock speed but 32 fewer Render Output Units than the GTX 590. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 670 manages to provide 3.9 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 a year more recently than the GTX 590, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 590.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 670 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, 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 65.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 590, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is much better than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB Edition SLI has 2688 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 2704 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290. The GTX 670 having 1414 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 GTX 590.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB Edition SLI requires 450 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670. The GTX 670 requires 85 Watts more than the GTX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 670 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs630 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2 (x2)Fermi GF110-351-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2012vs24 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
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1920x1080
9.8
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8.9
2560x1440
7.6
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1552 MHzvs864 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth397.3GB/secvs331.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2688vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs62%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs128
Texture Rate225.3 GTexel/svs80.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs96
Pixel Rate64.4 GPixel/svs60.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power450 Wattsvs365 Watts
Recommended PSU-700 Watts & 46 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe SLI setup of GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB Edition.GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz. Furthermore, it features a new cooling system which keeps the card cool under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
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