Last weekend I had another set of fans on my MSI GTX 670 PE OC go bad. I have had two of these cards in SLI since 2013 and this is the second card that the fans have quit working. The GTX 670s have MSI's TwinFrozr cooling systems on them. I had to replace the fans on the first card last year and now I'm back at it again on card number 2. In both instances I've had to order the fan replacements online and wait for their arrival. In the meantime I've always just slapped a PCIe slot fan cooler in place as a temporary solution and waited for the replacements.
Since I was overly a bit frustrated dealing with this for a second time I figured I was going to start shopping for video cards. I ran across a fairly decent deal on some Zotac GTX 960 4Gb Amp! Edition cards so I figured what the heck, added them to my cart and checked out. I couldn't see plopping down the going prices for a single 1070 or 1080 and I haven't been a red team guy since I can't remember when. (disclaimer - I do have an AMD card in my HTPC )
So I'm going to compare the performance of my GTX 670s in SLi to the new GTX 960s in SLi. Power consumption should be way down, and at least the fans should work I hope.
Ran a few benchmarks on my 670s in the last week.
Uningine Heaven 4.0
And I know exactly how the 670s perform in BF4. It will be interesting to see if the new GTX 960 4Gb cards in SLi can hold a candle to the old guard GTX 670s.
I only game at 1920 x 1080 but I am on a 144Hz monitor.