GTX 670 with Core2 Extreme Q6800 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

At 1440p, GTX 670 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 670 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 670 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 670 and Intel Core2 Extreme Q6800 @ 2.93GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 670 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Price $ 399 4/5 Very Good
Year 2012 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 670
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 2/5 Acceptable
Max Fan Noise 53dB 2/5 Acceptable
Recommended Power Supply 520W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core2 Extreme Q6800 @ 2.93GHz ($1125)
CPU Impact on FPS -16 FPS 1/5 Weak
CPU Impact on FPS % -30%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 46 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 34 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 11 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 2 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 53/100 Good
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Resolution 1920x1080

Resolution 2560x1440

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
14 FPS
13 FPS

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GTX 670 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP2004
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP170 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock980 MHz
GPU Clock915 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 600
Launch Price399 USD
Release DateMay 10th, 2012

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

Die Size294 mm²
GPU NameGK104
GPU VariantGK104-325-A2
Process Size28 nm
Transistors3,540 million


Bandwidth192.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

SMX Count7
Shading Units1344

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2,634 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance109.8 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate27.44 GPixel/s
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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