Test Setup

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4817MHz 1.52v
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Bios 0018)
Memory: G.Skills ARES 2133MHz DDR3 16GB Kit
Power Supply: Antec True Quattro Pro 1200W
Storage: Intel 520 series 240GB SSD
Graphics Cards / Drivers:

304.79 (PCIe 3.0 fix applied)

Palit GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB

304.48

Nvidia GTX 680 2GB

 

Catalyst 12.7 Beta

AMD Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition

AMD Radeon HD7970 3GB

 

To prevent GPU Boost (NVIDIA's adaptive throttling mechanism) from interfering with the clocks, we need to change this setting in the Nvidia Control Panel.

 Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB Review

 

 

Benchmarks

 

 3dm11p Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB Review

3dm11x Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB Review

avp Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB Review

 

As we can see from the above benchmarks, like all the other GTX 670 we've tested, the Palit card meets head to head and sometimes leapfrogs its more prestigious competition at stock and when overclocked. Having said that, the other cards still have significant overclocking headroom though, but they cost more. Before we get accused of cherry picking benchmarks, the Radeon cards do much better in beyond full HD resolutions and GPGPU too.