Nvidia launches GTX 670

The latest in Nvidia's line of Kepler-powered GPUs launches today in the UK and US at £329 and $399.

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Nvidia has unveiled the GTX 670, the latest in its line of Kepler-powered GPUs. It launches today in the UK and US at £329 and $399. The GPU features 1344 CUDA Cores, 7 SMX units, four 64-bit memory controllers with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and a clock speed of 915MHz. Display outputs include two dual-link DVIs, one HDMI port and one DisplayPort connector.

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With the GTX 670 being based on the same Kepler architecture as the GTX 680--which launched in March at a price of around £430 ($560)--it has similar features including GPU Boost, FXAA, TXAA, Adaptive VSync, PhysX, and 3D Vision Surround. It also requires two 6-pin PCIe power connectors to run, but has a lower TDP of 141 Watts.

While the GTX 670 has less CUDA cores, SMX units, and a slightly slower clock speed than the GTX 680, Nvidia claims its benchmarks show an average reduction of only 10 frames per second in games such as Battlefield 3, Dirt 3, and Crysis 2.

Several manufactures are offering the GTX 670 for sale at launch, including ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac. For more on Nvidia's Kepler architecture, check out GameSpot's in-depth look at the GTX 680.

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