More Leaks Emerge on NVIDIA’s Kepler Based GTX 670 GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 5, 2012 - 06:28 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, msi, kepler, gtx 670, asian colorful

Earlier this week we reported on a rumored MSI GTX 670 graphics card with a “DispalyPort” that was coming out soon. A new photo of the MSI card is below along with the box (though the typo is covered up by the card). Swelclockers has now gotten their hands on even more photos of the alleged GPU–this time from manufacturer Asia Colorful. The two rumored cards are said to be based on the NVIDIA reference design, and supporting the rumors, both cards do look very similar in design.

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The alleged MSI GTX 670 GPU

The cards that appear to be Kepler based GTX 670s have a black PCB that extends about 3/4ths of the length of the heatsink and fan cooler. Except for a bit of overlap, the heatsink covers the PCB and the fan is located in the part of the card that hangs past the edge of the PCB. It also looks like they have moved the PCI-E power connectors to the outside edge of the card–a different rumored GTX 670 had the PCI-E power on the back edge of the card.

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The underside of the Asia Colorful GTX 670 graphics card.

As far as specifications, the cards support PCI-E 3.0, two DVI outputs, an HDMI and what looks like a DisplayPort output. Beyond that, the card is said to be based on a scaled down version of NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture based GTX 680 GPU. For the GTX 670, NVIDIA has allegedly disabled 192 CUDA cores for a total of 1344. They have also reduced the base GPU core clockspeed from 1,006MHz on the GTX 680 to 900MHz. Although the card still uses the same 256-bit memory interface, the GTX 670 has a reduced memory (GDDR5) clockspeed of 5GHz versus 6GHz on the GTX 680. Because of the scaled back nature of the card, it has a lower TDP of approximately 150W.

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Because they have been spotted in retailer’s hands, the GTX 670 is likely very close to release. Rumors are now suggesting that the card will be sold for somewhere between $349 and $379 USD.

Also on the Kepler front, is this cool looking single slot Kepler-class GPU that may or may not be a custom designed GTX 670. What Kepler rumors have you heard, and are you looking forward to the cheaper GTX 600 series cards?

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Source: Sweclockers
May 6, 2012 | 12:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

yes, my 2nd pc is on a upgrade cycle and I like spend somewhere between 150-250$ on a video card. So after looking at the performance of GX680 and 690 I am looking for the GTX600 cards priced in that range for a build.

May 6, 2012 | 08:26 AM - Posted by UKGC (not verified)

More info here, and reports the 670 is only 13% slower than the 680: http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-a-28.html

May 6, 2012 | 09:03 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Anyone else having issues seeing the middle two images?

May 6, 2012 | 09:09 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Hmm seems like the CMS doesn't like special characters in filenames, the middle two pictures should be working now. Sorry about that guys :).

May 6, 2012 | 08:00 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

To me, these images only continue to reinforce what myself (others as well, PCPer also I think), that the GTX 680 GK104, was "originally" "intended" to be a midrange part.

Compare this boards PCB to the GTX 460 / GTX 560. It appears to be of the similar design, but with a blower style fan attached. Most likely for the asthetic factor (no complaints here, I like some bling in my PC).

Kepler is a rocking beast!, lol.

May 6, 2012 | 11:22 PM - Posted by Angryfuture (not verified)

I like how they showing it in a P67A-GD65 in the last picture...

....Which wont support Ivy Bridge!

Shame on MSI...

May 9, 2012 | 04:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It also shows a single slot cooler...so don't read into it too much...

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