Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Looria Grade
B

Based on 62 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for gaming
  • Good performance per dollar
  • Not the best in terms of power efficiency
  • Card is not compatible with DirectX 12

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Specs

Extreme Edition 1203 MHz 1355 MHz 1800 MHz 300 mm/11.8 inches ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition 1152 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Omega Edition 1102 MHz 1241 MHz 1762 MHz ZOTAC GTX 970 Extreme Anniversary Edition 1203 MHz 1355 MHz 1800 MHz 300 mm/11.8 inches

Positive
1 month ago
techpowerup.com
techpowerup.com

I got a used MSI Geforce GTX 970 in near perfect condition for $287. Not bad imo. One of the same cards on newegg is at least $600 to $700 easily. It's sufficient for what I need. Maybe try and find a used gpu.

Neutral
LactatingVolemus98
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/buildapc

Cyberpunk 2077.

Tried it out despite no new graphic card (it got delayed). But it was very playable with a geforce 970 and I have played it for more than 160 hours now.

Positive
MagnusRottcodd
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/pcgaming

Specification GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G

1279 MHz / 1140 MHz (OC Mode) 1253 MHz / 1114 MHz (Gaming Mode) 1178 MHz / 1051 MHz (Silent Mode) 2 (Dual-link DVI-I, Dual-link DVI-D), Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz. 1 (version 1.4a/2.0)Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @24 Hz (1.4a), 3840x2160 @60 Hz (2.0) 1 (version 1.2)Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz 1x 8-pin Power Cable, 1x DVI to VGA Dongle

Positive
1 month ago
msi.com
msi.com

Also no issues so far with screen. Just love it. I just need to wait for the RTX3080 and will be able to take full advantage of the monitor. Currently using GeForce 970

1st gen i7 870 with geforce 970. Still working. Oculus works on it. Cyberpunk works (with exe edit to disable some cpu instruction). Looking forward to more years with the old faithfull . Slightly worried mobo or psu will kick it.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB Specs & Compare | GPUSpecs.com

The rating given by GPUSpecs The Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 features 1664 CUDA CORES with a base clock of 1050 MHz and a boost clock of 1178 MHz. It is based on the Maxwell 2.0 28nm architecture

Positive
1 month ago
gpuspecs.com
gpuspecs.com

**Nvidia GTX 970:** 3.5 GB of useable VRAM was annoying in a title or two, but just lowering texture resolution by one fixed performance issues. **AMD 5700 XT:** Massive driver problems the first 4 months. The card also ran damn hot (Repasted it twice, added additional thermal pads and undervolted, still not great). **Nvidia RTX 3080:** Really happy to be back to Nvidia, it just works, even if they are shady.

**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]([URL REMOVED]. **Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4 GB STRIX Video Card]([URL REMOVED] |-. **Case** | [Cooler Master 690 III ATX Mid Tower Case]([URL REMOVED] |-. **Power Supply** | [Corsair RM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply]([URL REMOVED] |-.

Neutral
-MAX1MUS-
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/buildapc

GTX 970 in 2021 - Dinosaur GPU Battles RTX 3060 and RX 6800

Given the possible age of a PC in which the GTX 970 would still sit, the lower-end models RTX 3060 or RX 6700 are rather recommended.

Negative
1 month ago
gamepressure.com
gamepressure.com

Specs

Device Type

Graphics card

Bus Type

PCI Express 3.0

Graphics Engine

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Core Clock

1050 MHz