Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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How well can the GeForce GTX 670 run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 670 is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 670. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2024. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 123 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 670 can run FIFA 22 at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 132 FPS, Medium: 104 FPS, High: 70 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Days Gone returns a weak 13 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 670 performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at FIFA 22 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 101 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. We then checked the performance on Days Gone to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 670 is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 670 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 670 in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 670 is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 670? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 670 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 79% more powerful and can run 716 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 43% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 300 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
The GeForce GTX 670 was released on 10 May 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 670
Kepler GK104-325-A2
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
915 MHz
Boost Clock
980 MHz
Max Power
170 Watts
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 670 Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 670 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Kepler Kepler GK104-N13E-GTX-A2 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 1344 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 915MHz and goes up to 980MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1502MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 170W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

With one Streaming MultiProcessor disabled, when compared to the higher positioned GeForce GTX 680, its performance lies somewhere between a Radeon HD 7950 and a Radeon HD 7970. However, at higher resolutions, Radeon HD 7970 is considerably faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i5) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 670.

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