GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 670 vs 650 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 

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

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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 13,180 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,610 vs 11,600 Around 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 5,381 vs 1,832 Around 3x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 86 vs 26.4 More than 3.2x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s vs 80 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,600 vs 2,870 More than 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,459.5 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 33.9 GTexel/s More than 3x higher texture rate
Much better cloud gate factor score 20.72 vs 13.09 Around 60% better cloud gate factor score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 25.62 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 112 vs 32 80 more texture mapping units
Much better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 210.8 vs 100.8 More than 2x better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 1,431.46 frames/s vs 399.43 frames/s More than 3.5x better ocean surface simulation score
More shading units 1,344 vs 384 960 more shading units
Significantly better CLBenchmark raytrace score 151,366 vs 39,594 More than 3.8x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Significantly higher civilization 5 framerate 88.6 fps vs 34.8 fps More than 2.5x higher civilization 5 framerate
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 109.4 fps vs 34 fps Around 3.2x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly higher crysis: warhead framerate 50.9 fps vs 17.8 fps More than 2.8x higher crysis: warhead framerate
Significantly higher batman: arkham city framerate 97 fps vs 38 fps More than 2.5x higher batman: arkham city framerate
Better manhattan score 3,719.62 vs 3,459.61 Around 10% better manhattan score
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 7,000 vs 2,100 More than 3.2x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,547 vs 800 Around 3.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Significantly more SMX units 7 vs 2 5 more SMX units
Front view of GeForce GTX 650

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Higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 915 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly more energy-efficient load power consumption 231W vs 330W 30% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Significantly quieter load noise level 43.5 dB vs 51.2 dB More than 15% quieter load noise level
More energy-efficient idle power consumption 104W vs 112W More than 5% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 170W 2.6x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 670 vs 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
96.98 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 650
23.34 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
42.51 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
13.19 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
1,431.46 frames/s
GeForce GTX 650
399.43 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
3,359.89
GeForce GTX 650
3,356.89

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
3,719.62
GeForce GTX 650
3,459.61

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

FarCry 3

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 670  vs 650 

9.7
8.6
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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