The EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW has been one of the most popular graphics cards in our Price Comparer for some time now, so we felt we should probably take a closer look at that card to see what the fuss is all about. We submitted it to our standard GPU testing procedure. The GeForce GTX 670 is a viable alternative for the GeForce GTX 680. According to our tests, the 670 is only about 10 percent slower, but it is significantly cheaper.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW differs quite a bit from the GeForce GTX 670 reference card. It uses the PCB of the GTX 680, which is longer and has a more elabore power supply for the GPU. This should benefit overclocking. The clock frequencies are also different. The GTX 670 runs at 915 MHz with a Turbo of 980 MHz, and the EVGA FTW is clocked at 1006 MHz with a 1085 MHz Boost. That happens to be the exact clock speed of the GTX 680! The memory speed of the EVGA is 1552 MHz, compared to 1502 MHz for the GTX 670.
The rest of the specifications are the same as the GTX 670 reference design. The EVGA card has 2 GB GDDR5 RAM, two PEG6 power connectors, two DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort. EVGA doesn't bundle any games.
The cooler on the EVGA card is the reference cooler of the GeForce GTX 680. Along with the PCB and the clock speeds, it makes this EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW more like a GTX 680 than a GTX 670. The only difference is the number of shader units. The GTX 680 has 1,536 active cores, and the GTX 670 has 1,344 of them.