970 is probably the best card I've bought. No issues whatsoever from a gaming standpoint and the games I have thrown at it (FC4, Crysis 3, Metro Redux, W-TNO, BL3, COD-AW). I have experienced stutter and hitching in FC4 by testing it over the 3.5gb limit (by applying MSAAx8 to it maxed out @ 1440p), but can any other single card run it smoothly maxed at that res with MSAAx8? Basically an artificial scenario for me, not gaming under realistic conditions. Anyway the poll above. Please do NOT vote in this thread without having a 970 in your stats!