970 memory allocation issue revisited

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by alanm, Jan 23, 2015.

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  1. rflair

    rflair Don Coleus Staff Member

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    So do I get $100 also?

    :)
     
  2. D4rKy21

    D4rKy21 Banned

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    Yeah and all 980 users get minus the price what we bought it for, then i say its a deal :D
     
  3. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    LOL no. theres like 20% of disgruntled 970 users, rest are just the usual woodscrews kooks
     
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    To be fair I would like $100 refund per card as well.
     

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    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5000689&postcount=1154
     
  6. Extraordinary

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    Does nVidia Inspector also get its info from a database?

    AIDA64 too ?
     
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  7. Major Melchett

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  8. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Mine reaches 98-99% utilization rather easily. In fact, it pretty well stays there nearly 24/7.....

    More than likely, yes. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to identify new products.
     
  9. Extraordinary

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    Yea same, I get the odd game that drops usage and fps, but Ive had that throughout multiple AMD cards too, badly optimised games is all

    When I had my 295, I had to email the GPUz dev for him to add OpenCL detection for my card, and he sent me a new GPUz exe which fixed it
     
  10. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    That last half a gig RAM does actually make a difference for me since I run at 1440p often with mods which make games much more demanding on the RAM. If I knew about all this beforehand I would have saved money and bought an R9 290X.

    I actually called the store I bought this card from and they said they would refund me or exchange it for a 290X if I like. My options are the MSI 290X with the same cooler as this for $430 + tax - $100 MIR (if it ever arrives) so I'd save $77 if I ever get that mail in rebate. Or the Gigabyte Windforce model for $370 + tax - $20 MIR which would end up saving me $65 but is less of a gamble on the annoying mail in rebate.

    I have 3 issues though:
    1 - The obvious MIR, those are never a guarantee, companies always find a way to deny you those.
    2 - This specific card I got happens to be a unicorn as far as overclocking goes, there is no guarantee whichever 290X I get ends up OCing enough to actually outperform this even with proper use of 4GB in games that need it.
    3 - My PSU is years old, the capacitors on it have to be degraded, I'm concerned about how much a heavily OC'd 290X will stress it.

    So now I'm left wondering if saving a bit of money and saying F U nVidia is worth the hassle.
     

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    All 780ti owners who overpaid for their cards so long ago. I am going to start a cry baby thread aimed at nvidia. Same screen names same exact posts on multiple forums etc along the lines of this abomination of a thread. Wa Wa I paid $750 per card thats only a tad faster than a $330 970.
    Seriouusly though $1500 bucks for 2 video cards and you don`t see me whinning about it.
     
  12. Extraordinary

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    That post I made was for a different petition, claiming that both the 970 and the 980 have a low GPU usage issue

    290X will suck a lot more power from the PSU than the 970/980, if it was me Id stick with nvidia / get a refund if it's really causing you problems and save for the 980 / find a 780ti
     
  13. sykozis

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    I run F@H..... I generally only spend 3-4 hours a week "gaming"....

    OpenCL it can pickup from the drivers if coded to. The rest has to be coded to a database.
     
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    well, you got what you wanted. go with the 290x. that 0.5gb vram will really make all the difference.
     
  15. Neo Cyrus

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    Don't you have something to do aside from making snide remarks all day?
     

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    I'm addicted to this thread..must stop reading and do my invoices.....
     
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    Dunno I am at 1440p I don`t have any problems, an extra 500mb isnt going to do much unless you run triple screens or 4k
     
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    Do you really think that going with the 290x will be a better option? They're both about the same, performance wise. The 290x will run hotter and louder. and the extra 0.5gb will make zero difference. you're jumping through hoops for a sidegrade, at best.

    It's also funny how until now your 970 was fine, but now suddenly you need the full 4gb to run 1440p lol. 1440p user here too, btw.
     
  19. Extraordinary

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    Well as fun as this has been to read, I'm off to bed, no doubt i`ll be able to catch up with ease in the morning :D
     
  20. ---TK---

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    I got 2 feet+ of snow coming so I`ll be here. :puke2:
     
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