GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 670 vs 580 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
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 graphics score 31,610 vs 24,202.5 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 366.1 vs 294 Around 25% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 4,032 MHz Around 50% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 810 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 51.8 GTexel/s Around 2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,459.5 GFLOPS vs 1,658.9 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,344 vs 512 832 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 64 48 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 109.4 fps vs 74.8 fps More than 45% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 50% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 56.28 vs 43.37 Around 30% better fire strike factor score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 55 vs 40 Around 40% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,552 vs 1,823 Around 40% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 170W vs 244W More than 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 580

Reasons to consider the
SPARKLE GeForce GTX 580

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Much 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

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 670 vs 580

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
86.01 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 580
142.4 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
40.87 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 580
39.45 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
1,203.78 frames/s
GeForce GTX 580
911.87 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
3,359.89
GeForce GTX 580
3,359.45

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
3,719.62
GeForce GTX 580
3,715.92

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 670  vs 580 

9.7
9.1
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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