GTX 970 Owners Thread

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

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  1. MM10X

    MM10X Ancient Guru

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    Wow I'm glad I did not go SLI. Seems these new maxwell are destroying everything.

    Ordered an EVGA Superclocked its arriving tomorrow.

    I was holding off playing metro last light until I got a GPU upgrade. :)
     
  2. leakydog

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    Are you sure? What is you idle temps in passive mode? I tried mount up intake side case fan and if I let it run on max RPM, then GPU temps stay around 52°C in passive mode and that's best result. Some guy on another site wrote that his MSI stay very cool (36°C) in passive mode. That's weird. Thinking about return card to seller and take gigabyte, but it's complicate and I want to play games. sigh.
     
  3. bilbobaghins

    bilbobaghins New Member

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    here you go!

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  4. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    Very nice Bagginses!
     

  5. eclap

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    yeah, well I went from 7950cfx to single 970, I lost some performance, but I don't mind.
     
  6. eclap

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    that guy could be running a massive case with big fans, etc. I've seen my 970 idle in the 50s while in passive mode. in active mode it's sitting at 25C as I'm typing this.
     
  7. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    DSR will be coming to my ghetto cards in a future update anybody try it?
     
  8. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    You will never have to do that.
     
  9. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Two very different answers :p But it should be plug n Play.
     
  10. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    I have never used any of them driver cleaners. I uninstall the driver. shut down, take the old cards out, put the new cards in. boot into windows install driver that is it.
     

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    Hi all,

    Just ordered the Zotac 970 as it was pretty cheap and was looking to upgrade my MSI 670. Looking around the interweb, I haven't seen any real reviews for this model which is a little worrying. I only opted for this card as the lower power required meant I didn't have to upgrade my PSU as well (bonus) Has anyone ever owned this brand and do you think I would see much improvement over my old card?
     
  12. eclap

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    Old school.

    I do use DDU every time I install a new driver.
     
  13. wsgroves

    wsgroves Member Guru

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    I have never once in my life used a driver cleaner ever. I use same method as TK. Have for years.
     
  14. Alex13

    Alex13 Ancient Guru

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    a 580w psu would have been enough even for the Gigabyte or MSI card.

    For example, this taken from MSI

    GeForce GTX 980 - 30A and a 500W PSU minimum
    GeForce GTX 970 - 28A and a 500W PSU minimum

    So as long as it can do 30Amps on your 12v rail you'll be good even for the OC/custom pcb cards. I would suggest 35 to be on the safe side, you can check on your PSU's manual.
     
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  15. pflapp

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    Your right there. I meant the 970 in general for price and power requirements. This was in comparison to say a 780 or 780 ti. The only reason I got the Zotac was it was quite cheap .................. and im weak :0)
     

  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa Master Guru

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    I'll be letting you know soon as I just convinced my employer to buy me one for my work machine. I also purchased that model because of its physical dimensions and low power requirements. I have an old Zotac 650 that I had my employer purchase me but I didn't really use it much.
     
  17. AlxFitz

    AlxFitz Maha Guru

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    Yikes, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Gaming card is really long! I had to decimate the upper part of the hard drive cage to get the thing in.
     
  18. leakydog

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    OK, you convinced me ;-) it's true that in active mode it's really good cooler
     
  19. Alex13

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    Nice and long gets the job done. :eyebrows:





    couldnt resist sorry
     
  20. AlxFitz

    AlxFitz Maha Guru

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    Ha ha.

    It is a whopper tho, be prepared.
     

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