The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 is a high-end video card in the GeForce 600-series. It is effectively a GeForce GTX 680 with 1/8th of the graphics processor turned off. Other than that its specs - memory controller, amount of video RAM, clock speeds, etc - are all identical to its 'big brother'. The relatively small difference means that performance is only about 10% lower on the GTX 670 in most games. The reduction in performance also brings a reduction in power usage under load.
Because this card is part of the GeForce 600-series, it shares all of the same features that line includes. The most significant are its 28nm manufacturing process for lower power consumption and heat compared to previous generations, and its improved multi-monitor support. This card has 4 usable display outputs: 2 x DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. That set of outputs allows a single card to run NVIDIA's 3-monitor Surround View gaming mode.
In addition to those improvements, the GTX 670 inherits other features from previous generations. SLI scaling is also very good on these cards, and because they run cooler it is easier to find cases and power supplies that can handle a pair of these cards. This card also supports CUDA, DX11, PhysX, and NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.
This specific Asus version of the GTX 670 has a dual fan cooler for increased cooling capacity at a lower noise level. A potential drawback to this design is that it exhausts hot air into the chassis instead of out the back of the system, which means it can cause a slight temperature increase to other nearby components (CPU, chipset, etc).
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