GTX 970 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by ScoobyDooby, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    So I've been hodge-podging used parts together for the past 9 months for my girlfriend's ever evolving PC. I got a used 780Ti (EVGA SC) locally for $260USD yesterday and gave my son her gtx760 (also my pre 970 card). I'll be damned if her used stuff (i7 2600k) doesn't run a bit smoother than my newish 970/4790K rig. (both @1080p)

    I promised myself I wouldn't upgrade until Pascal. It can't come soon enough now. My 970 suddenly feels a little ordinary. lol
     
  2. d5aqoep

    d5aqoep Member

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    Managed 11579 Firestrike score.
    link here

    Improved to 11781. It is reaching GTX 980 levels.
    link here

    This is on stock Skylake i7 6700K. Yet to try with CPU overclocked. :)
     
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  3. Vipu2

    Vipu2 Master Guru

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    I have seen many times about that when you have 144hz screen your gpu doesnt downclock and it have been fine and I tried long time ago and it worked.

    Now I want to have lower clocks and 120hz at desktop but my clocks dont go down?
    I have 3 screens in total (144hz 1080p, 60hz 1200p, 60hz 1080p).

    Why doesnt my clocks go down?
    http://puu.sh/jFPX2/fe86952084.png
    I have tried also different power management modes but that didnt change anything.
     
  4. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    I've never managed to get 2D clocks at 144Hz (desktop). Tried two different screens and two different VGA cards. I always run the screen at 120Hz because of that but that don't matter much since many games have the option to override the desktop refresh rate.
     

  5. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Looks good!

    what cpu freq. is there 4.2ghz? Wondering about physics score :nerd:
     
  6. DeathAngel74

    DeathAngel74 Master Guru

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  7. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Grabbed a cheap 970 off the brother in law, so my first experience with SLI is ahead of me.

    Can't say I've felt it in games so far, but 8gb ram is probably not going to last.
     
  8. CK the Greek

    CK the Greek Maha Guru

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    Give room to breath buying another 8GB and you will see that your entire system will react better. For SLI now days 16GB of RAM is recommended and it's cheap (and proved to be better for games too, not so much for any boost (1-2 fps won't really matter) but minimum fps will be better and ofc the most important is stability). I speak for personal experience. I saw it on my PC (Win7).
     
  9. BenchAndGames

    BenchAndGames Member Guru

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    I have one problem with GTX 970 G1 Gaming, I had connected with DVI cable and port, and the signal of the monitor gone few times in 30 days.

    So right now I trying with HDMI cable, and I want to see if is fixed, but I canĀ“t say is OK for now, because the signal losing is random, so I need to wait more long time for check it.

    And yes, I see on google a lot of peoples with 970/980 have the same problem, other with HDMI, other with DVI, and anothers with DP.

    You guys know some fixed for this case ?
     
  10. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Still loving my 970. It folds it's ass off without issue. It games at 1564mhz without issue. I'd grab a second if I had funds available.
     

  11. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Kinda what i thought, the issue is that i would need to but the full 16gb.
    I also want a full upgrade soon, so spending money now seems a waste.

    I will find out soon enough i suppose.
     
  12. twincam

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    Bought a used gtx 970. It's an Msi classic model so bottom of the range. Still managed to get an average of 1500 core clock though it hates going over that and throttles a lot to just under 1500. It runs cool think it peaks at 72-73 on benchmarks seems less in games. Which is impressive given the budget Msi cooler.
    Got an 8390 memory clock out of it which I'm pleased with and it runs stable this is with voltage etc to the max.
    It's not too far off the power I'm looking for I think a 980 really is what I'm after. But I'm very happy with what you can coax out of a 970 even a bottom of the range model like mine.

    Does have a significant amount of coil whine, this doesn't bother me as I run the fans at high rpm and wear headphones.
     
  13. Thesaguy

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    Hi,
    I bought a MSI GM204-200 (Maxwell) GTX 970 GAMING 4G Golden Edition from NewEgg a few motnhs back and was looking to get a second one to do SLI, but it has been "out of stock" for months.


    I can't find any online anywhere...

    I was wondering why that would be?
    This seems to be MSI's 970 fag ship, so why has there been none available for months??

    Thanks.
     
  14. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    :D

    The golden edition isn't the flagship card, the MSi Gaming 4G one is the flagship one. The golden edition is limited supply.
     
  15. Thesaguy

    Thesaguy New Member

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    So the "Gold Edition" is basically, just limited....
    Can I combine another MSI 970 GTX card with my MSI 970 GTX Gold card?
    Or do they have to be identical?

    Thanks.
     

  16. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    You can sli any 2 970`s regardless of brand.
     
  17. Icanium

    Icanium Ancient Guru

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    I runnin an MSI Gold Edition in SLI with their 970 Gaming.
     
  18. FordLynx07

    FordLynx07 Member Guru

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    After months of usage, I'm certainly happy of my 970 purchase. No need for me to overclock as it already satisfy my gaming needs!

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. xeph

    xeph Master Guru

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    i recommend overclocking, more performance for free.
     
  20. wheeljack12

    wheeljack12 Master Guru

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    got a zotac amp omega core edition from my local retailer for $410 cdn. Was on special regular $445 cdn. Came to $463 with tax. Loving the heck out of it. At 80 percent fan, I can't hear it.
     

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