It is based on an existing video board but, obviously, is stronger
The market of graphics adapters often welcomes new video cards, which makes EVGA's new product release something of a foregone conclusion, especially for the winter holiday season.The name of the new video card is EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE, where LE stands for Limited Edition.
As the name implies, it is one of those products that won't be around for overly long. A few weeks or months at most.
Since this is the winter shopping season, EVGA is trying to score a few more sales by offering higher performance.
Also, since the GTX 670 is and always has been a high-end graphics card, EVGA doesn't need to worry overmuch about the price, since high-end customers can usually afford such things anyway.
What it does need to make sure of is that the GTX 680 is, in comparison, too expensive for the performance benefit to get customers to buy it instead.
That said, the price of the EVGA GTX 670 FTW LE, model number 02G-P4-2676-KR, is of around $390 / 390 Euro, give or take.
Spec-wise, the graphics processing unit (1344 CUDA cores) runs at 941 MHz most of the time. Really heavy workloads, though rare, will push the chip to 1,019 MHz.
On that note, the 2 GB of GDDR5 memory operate at 6,008 MHz, which is actually odd when taking into account the specs of the original GeForce GTX 670 FTW.
One would expect a limited edition product to be stronger than the original, but the opposite holds true here. The GeForce GTX 670 FTW actually runs at 1,006/1,084 MHz (GPU) and 6,208 MHz (memory).
Overall, the newcomer is a decent enough adapter, even though it sticks to the reference design from NVIDIA, down to the video ports.
Speaking of which, the product can link to one or several monitors/HDTVs at once, via dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors.