MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming LE

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    MSI will release a GeForce GTX 970 Gaming LE. LE as in LITE edition, the card is pretty identical to the GTX 970 Gaming OC, but has slightly lower frequencies with a 1076 MHz core, 1216 MHz GPU Boos...

    MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming LE
     
  2. somemadcaaant

    somemadcaaant Master Guru

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    MSI why no sexy backplate this time? Every1 knows backplates are just for showw and do stuff all like a sexy female wearing a gimp suit with matching gag ball, every1 wants one....
     
  3. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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  4. somemadcaaant

    somemadcaaant Master Guru

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    Yes not bad aye
     

  5. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Somehow the sense behind releasing such a card doesn't really jump at me, I have to think a bit to find reasons to release this one.
     
  6. maddog55

    maddog55 Active Member

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    must be to counter any price drops from AMD in their range...........
    i'm happy with my 970 4G:)
     
  7. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    What's going on here? This can't be just an MSI thing. I assume we'll see other brands and maybe a reference?

    Are Nvidia binning 970s and selling them more cheaply in order to squash AMDs price drop?
     
  8. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Well, there is no 960 yet so nvidia must do something. 290's are 299$ and 290X's are 370$.
     
  9. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Absolutely not. Its an reference clock design, nothing more is disabled than the overclocked clock provided on the MSI gaming 970... hence the lower price of their overclocked one.

    Well i believe they wanted to add the " LE " ( Lite ), as they have first release the OC version.

    MSI Gaming 970 OC = 1316mhz typical boost
    MSI Gaming 970 LE = 1216mhz typical boost ( same as reference Nvidia design )
     
  10. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    ^^ ah yes, I see. Thanks
     

  11. Icanium

    Icanium Ancient Guru

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    Why not use the reference clocks on their noname GTX 970?
     
  12. Reddoguk

    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    4gb still seems a tad on the small size to me for future proofing.

    I'd wait with buying any of the 9xx and get the 8gb versions which will be a lot more future proof.
     
  13. BigBlockTowncar

    BigBlockTowncar Ancient Guru

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    The difference in price between the 4gb and 8gb version will probably be a $150. The 770 2gb can be purchased for $275 and the 4gb versions range from $350 - $400. Probably not worth it if you are below 2560x1440.
     
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    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    By the time 8gb cards are needed, anything out now will be woefully inadequate. Unless maybe if you want to 4 way multi gpu.
     
  15. Redline21111

    Redline21111 New Member

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    what is the power limit

    gaming 4g is 110% What is this cards power limit?

    Thanks in advance.
     

  16. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Percentages alone don't mean anything. Gigabyte's 100% is higher than MSI maxed out for example.
     
  17. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I'm looking to upgrade my 760, so this might be a good solution depending on price.
     
  18. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Dont speak in %, just look at what is the TDP set in the bios ( offical 980 = 181W, most overclocked retail one: 210-250W ) ....
     
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    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    If you look around you might be able find the standard 4G OC edition for near the same price. When I bought mine it was $410 (cheapest available) Vs $405 for the LE (also cheapest at the time). That's in Canadian prices though.

    It's currently $350 Vs $330 on newegg.com.
     
  20. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    When I got my GAMING 4G, the "LE" card was the same price....
     

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