GTX 970 Owners Thread

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

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  1. Simon719

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    I guess it can't hurt ;)
     
  2. Radical_53

    Radical_53 Ancient Guru

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    Interesting to see the CPU really makes a difference. That's nice!

    Btw., when you're reporting clock rates -> are those according to MSI AB, for example, or those that Unigine states?
    Memory is the same on both but Unigine Valley reports my GPU clock rate ~150MHz higher than MSI AB.
     
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    I reckon Unigine reports higher than normal numbers, so I always go by Afterburner and gpu-z
     
  4. Extraordinary

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    I've noticed Unigine reporting higher clocks on both AMD and NVIDIA cards
     

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    xaudiox Member Guru

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    I think Unigine must read the max table clock as my stock boost table is 1455mhz max and up to 1655mhz max after overclocking.

    I always read from "current clock" on nvidia inspector.

    Stock bios...
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Yes and no, I payed for mine 325€ so I dont mind it.. But ok. :)


    From a 680 yes its a ok upgrade.
     
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    it will also be better when Window 10 comes out and DX12 ;) well as soon as DX12 game appear anyway lol ;)

    like I said, if you already have a 780 don't bother ( get another 780 and run in SLI or wait for 980ti or better), but if you thinking of upgrading to a 780 then get a 970 instead, same performances (or slightly better) cheaper (although prices of the 780's have started dropping now that they last gen), uses less power, runs cooler and overclocks better.. and DX12

    it's a NO brainer really :D
     
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    Dx12? Right, dont expect any miracles.. Only high-end GM200 and AMD's 390X will make those miracles ;)
     
  9. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Not 100% sure if the GTX970/980 have full DX12 support.
     
  10. Extraordinary

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    Specs on NVIDIAs site say "Microsoft DirectX - 12 API"
     

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    well its meant to have full DX12 support? so it reads on nVidia website anyway :)
    anyway i guess we will find out soon enough :D
     
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    So does older Dx11, with 1-2 thing missing but that won't make any real difference.. Fermi dx11 vs Kepler Dx11.2, the only difference is Fermi is now to slow for it..

    Also both will be Dx12 capable. But yeah not really a no1 thing imo, enjoy your gpus :)
     
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    we will mate, no worries ;) :D
     
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    970 may not be FULL DX12 yet, if M$ introduces more in the DX12 spec, but its definitely DX11.3 ready.
     
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    Does anyone has a weird issue when watching movies or such and it stuck on 2D clock ?

    450mhz max ? log off or restarting winodows fixing it. I think it happens with overclock and without, cause I play Crysis 3 without any issue, as soon as I watch a movie it got stuck..
     

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    Unigine for some reason does not reflect well on Maxwell cards. It is an anomaly in the overall performance picture. Here is a better representation of its performance (benches of 15 games):

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Icanium

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    Best for GTX 970 owners not to use Unigine as an example of the GPU's performance.
     
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    Yeah, unigine is an anomaly. GTX 970 kicks ass in 3DMark11 for example. GTX 780 @ 1,2 GHz doesn't come close.
     
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    Of course GTX900 will be 100% DX12 compatible; the damn thing is being developed on Maxwell GM204 anyways!

    As far as GTX780 vs GTX970, just having more RAM could be considered as an upgrade, right? Technically, it is an upgrade no one should argue against. If performance wise is an upgrade, is an all other question.

    From where I see it - I mean, having both cards -, I say the GTX970 is an highly efficient GTX780.
    And being more efficient, it overclocks better and achieves higher scores in most benchmarks (Unigine is the exception that confirms the rule).
    Yes, it's true my GTX970 @ 1550Mhz beats my GTX 780 @ 1.202Mhz, being quieter and cooler. And does so with less CUDA cores (even the 980 has less CUDAs than 780), which in itself, is quite and achievement. Usually, nVIDIA GPUs tend to have more cores, not less.
    And there's another particular characteristic of Maxwell's I was not expecting for, is that it delivers a more consistent gameplay experience due to higher minimum framerates than Kepler. And no, is not "placebo", it's actually pretty objective, quantifiable and probable.

    This being said, for me, the only reason to move from GTX780 to GTX970 was the efficiency - and even then, only after getting €300 for the 780! Less heat, less noise, less stress for the PSU (specially if is +6 years old!).

    The higher minimum framerates were a very welcomed "side-effect".
    Trust me: the minimums MATTER! That alone makes the 970 a better option over the 780, even if you find a 780 €50 cheaper!
     
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  20. Icanium

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    You need to consider nvidia's marketing strategy. Release mid-range cards with high end names and prices. Then Released the full hign end cards and rebrand the mid range cards with their true midrange names. As such. you need to compare GTX 980 core to a GTX 770 instead of a GTX 780.
     

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