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Palit JetStream GEFORCE GTX 670 2GB Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup

Today we see the new NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 officially launch and we check out what Palit is doing with its JetStream model.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 10, 2012 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Palit

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASUS and Corsair.

 

Before we get into the testing side of things we always take the time to quickly look over our testbed, but if you've seen any of our recent video card reviews over the past few months, you'll be well acquainted with our overclocked X79 testbed.

 

Quickly before we get into the results today we'll take the time to go over the other video cards we'll be using today. There are a number of video cards we want to see just how the Palit JetStream GTX 670 goes against including the reference GTX 670 with its stock clocks along with the reference clocked GTX 680s that are in here both 2GB and 4GB form.

 

We also want to see how the video card goes against the HD 7950 and HD 7970 which is of course the main competition for the latest GTX 600 series cards from NVIDIA. Along with all those video cards we've also thrown in the HD 6990 for good measure to round off the line up.

 

Let's get started!

 

 

The FPS Numbers Explained

 

When we benchmark our video cards and look at the graphs, we aim to get to a certain level of FPS which we consider playable. While many may argue that the human eye can't see over 24 FPS or 30 FPS, any true gamer will tell you that as we climb higher in Frames Per Seconds (FPS), the overall gameplay feels smoother. There are three numbers we're looking out for when it comes to our benchmarks.

 

30 FPS - It's the minimum number we aim for when it comes to games. If you're not dropping below 30 FPS during games, you're going to have a nice and smooth gaming experience. The ideal situation is that even in a heavy fire fight, the minimum stays above 30 FPS making sure that you can continue to aim easily or turn the corner with no dramas.

 

60 FPS - It's the average we look for when we don't have a minimum coming at us. If we're getting an average of 60 FPS, we should have a minimum of 30 FPS or better and as mentioned above, it means we've got some smooth game play happening.

 

120 FPS - The new number that we've been hunting down over recent months. If you're the owner of a 120 Hz monitor, to get the most out of it you want to get around the 120 FPS mark. Moving from 60 FPS / 60 Hz to 120 FPS / 120 Hz brings with it a certain fluidity that can't really be explained, but instead has to be experienced. Of course, if you're buying a 120 Hz monitor to take advantage of 3D, an average of 120 FPS in our benchmark means that in 3D you will have an average of 60 FPS, which again means you should expect some smooth gameplay.

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