GTX 970 Owners Thread

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

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  1. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Yeah 970 is king. 780ti performance at half the price 1gb more vram and around 100watts less tdp. Thats a price performance winner. Maybe best of all time imo.
     
  2. eclap

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    It's definitely up there with the all time bests. once in a while, we get these gpus that perform like the top dog but cost a fair chunk less. 970 makes the 980 pretty much redundant.
     
  3. gridiron whirlw

    gridiron whirlw Ancient Guru

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    Great.....thanks for all the input guys
     
  4. FDisk

    FDisk Master Guru

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    Also with some simple OC you can get up to 15-18% increase in performance.
    So yea, you almost get the GTX980 stock performance.
    Cost/Performance GTX970 is the one to get now.
     

  5. Goldie

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    was reading evga 970 ssc, and ftw+ versions on the way in January, with updated cooling internals, i.e. dedicated vrm heatsinks and the like.
    also an updated reference version.
    i'm also interested in direct cu mini when it eventually arrives, also for £260 a palit jetstream 970 can be had, amazing value.
     
  6. gridiron whirlw

    gridiron whirlw Ancient Guru

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    xaudiox Member Guru

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    As far as I am aware its .18x for Hynix and .12x for Samsung.
    I am unsure if they are now unified.
     
  8. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    When it comes to 970 vs. 980, I generally recommend the following:

    1) Want the single most powerful GPU and want to avoid SLi: GTX980
    2) Want a single GPU, bang-for-buck: GTX970
    3) Can afford 980, have no issue with SLi: GTX970 SLi over GTX980
    4) Want the best performance: GTX980 SLi

    Moral: Single GTX980 only if you want the fastest single GPU.
     
  9. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Pretty much, I would say the 980 isn't worth the extra money but if you can afford it then why not.

    The wife picked my card and no way was she going to get me a 980 when she only sees me playing 4-5 games a year.
     
  10. gridiron whirlw

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    Same here, I only play a few games a year....the quality of todays games, to me, is not all that great....a couple of nice titles a year do me just fine.
     

  11. Nantes

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    My overclock of +130 core clock (1500 MHz) and +250 memory clock on the Gigabyte G1 Gaming was stable overnight while running Uningine Heaven, but it crashed the Nvidia drivers while playing other games. So I brought it down to +100/+200 and it still crashes in games! Any advice on how to proceed from now on?

    Oh, I just remembered I usually leave Folding@Home running while I game, which uses 100% of the processor power. It does bottleneck the GPU performance, but that's not an issue in most games I play, as I manage good constant FPS. Could F@H be causing the crashes?

    I have the Nvidia driver version from Nov 18th.
     
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  12. UZ7

    UZ7 Ancient Guru

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    I'm pretty sure .182 is unified and works with Elpida, Samsung, and Hynix. The only reason why I wasn't too sure on the Golden Edition (released later) is because someone tried to flash that on their Gaming edition w/ Samsung ram and they said it didn't work. Now I'm not sure if they probably didn't do it correctly or used an older utility but I know Golden Editions atm uses Hynix, though I'm pretty sure .184 should work for either one. If you want to be sure you can just download their utility online and it should show you the correct BIOS for download.

    http://download.msi.com/uti_exe/LiveUpdate.zip
     
  13. UZ7

    UZ7 Ancient Guru

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    Try using the latest drivers and also try running it on stock and trying it again to see if it happens again.

    Also if you overclocked your CPU check that as well.
     
  14. Redemption80

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    Yep, just like I thought a bios reset sorted the issue.

    I just wanted to keep as much as I could as it was, so I could compare the benchmarks.

    Loving the card so far, most games are giving me well over twice the framerate as the 570, and not even tried overclocking it yet.
    Hard Reset was weird though as it's slower.....
     
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  15. Wolf9an9

    Wolf9an9 Member Guru

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    "Hard Reset was weird though as it's slower..... "

    I went from a 580 to the 970 and doubled my performance in everything including Hard Reset bench. Are you sure you switched V-Sync off when benching Hard Reset?
     

  16. Anarion

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    It's likely caused by gpu boost. Limiting the minimum voltage in P00 state to 1,2V might fix it. If I don't do that I can only get 1415 MHz stable. With that tweak at least 1,5 GHz is stable at stock voltage.

    But then again... If you are folding all the time clocks and voltage shouldn't drop in any case.
     
  17. mitil

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    going to upgrade my 670,i hope i can feel the diffrent between them
     
  18. MrH

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    So is there a secret handshake or something?

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    Working on the overclock now, the card is a fantastic bit of kit. Silent, fast and cool. Everything about this card screams premium, it even had the best packaging I've ever seen lol.
     
  19. MrH

    MrH Ancient Guru

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    GTX 680

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    Shadows of Mordor 100% max
     
  20. Gripen90

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    Man I wanna get a 3rd MSI GTX 970 Gaming :wanker: I have 2, but I want one more because then I can replace my 3x Gainward GTX 970 with 3x MSI GTX 970 Gamings for better OC:boob:
     

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