GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 670 vs 580


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 4 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and 3 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670  based on its gaming, benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Much better 3DMark06 score 29,150 vs 6,065 More than 4.8x better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 86 vs 45.6 Around 90% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 810 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 4,032 MHz Around 50% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,610 vs 24,202.5 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 51.8 GTexel/s Around 2x higher texture rate
Significantly more energy-efficient idle power consumption 112W vs 132W More than 15% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
More energy-efficient load power consumption 330W vs 405W Around 20% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better floating-point performance 2,460 GFLOPS vs 1,659 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 50% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 366.1 vs 294 Around 25% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
More shading units 1,344 vs 512 832 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 64 48 more texture mapping units
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 109.4 fps vs 74.8 fps More than 45% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher batman: arkham city framerate 97 fps vs 76 fps Around 30% higher batman: arkham city framerate
Higher far cry 3 framerate 42.1 fps vs 34.2 fps Around 25% higher far cry 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,558 vs 1,815 More than 40% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly higher crysis: warhead framerate 50.9 fps vs 44.7 fps Around 15% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Lower TDP 170W vs 244W More than 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 580

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 24,765 vs 9,600 More than 2.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Quieter idle noise level 40.9 dB vs 42.5 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 11,400 vs 7,000 Around 65% better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Slightly higher civilization 5 framerate 97.3 fps vs 88.6 fps Around 10% higher civilization 5 framerate
Slightly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 230.2 vs 210.8 Around 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 670 vs 580

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 580

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 580

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

GeForce GTX 670
50.9 fps
GeForce GTX 580
44.7 fps

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 670  vs 580 

While overclocking is probably not what most system builders of small form-factor systems have in mind, I can happily report that overclocking works just as well as on any other "big" GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 670

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