EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClocked Video Card Review

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EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClocked (Cont’d)

In Figure 6, you can see the video card with its cooler removed. We were impressed by how short the printed circuit board is, at 6.7” (170 mm). The video card, however, is a little longer, at 9.5” (240 mm), because of the fan.

It uses a voltage regulator with four phases for the GPU and two phases for the memory chips. The voltage regulator circuit uses a digital design and is controlled by an NCP5392P chip. All coils use ferrite cores and all capacitors are solid.

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClockedFigure 6: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClocked

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClockedFigure 7: Voltage regulator

The reviewed video card uses eight Hynix H5GQ2H24AFR-R0C GDDR5 chips, each one storing 2 Gbit of data, making the 2 GB of memory available on this video card. Each chip is connected to the GPU through a 32-bit lane, creating the 256-bit datapath that is available. These chips can run up to 6 GHz. On this video card, they are accessed at 6,210 MHz, which is already above their labeled clock rate. Of course, you can always try to push the memory clock above its specs.

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClockedFigure 8: Memory chips

In Figure 9, you can see the accessories that come with this video card.

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SuperClockedFigure 9: Accessories

Before seeing the performance results, let’s recap the main features of this video card.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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