Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and 980 reference

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 reference cards today. The long awaited Maxwell architecture based high-end cards are ready to rock and roll. Armed with 4 GB graphics memory, the energy efficie...

    Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and 980 reference
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    4:30 AM, looks like you were just waiting to click submit on that one :)

    Edit: 344.07 Download here.. Where is it??
     
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  3. Illnino

    Illnino Master Guru

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    1452mhz.....boosting, not bad at all. The high end maxwells going to dish out some performance.
     
  4. Andrew LB

    Andrew LB Maha Guru

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    Under the 4k gaming section is the following image:

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    Isn't that supposed to have a resolution that's 3840x2160?? Because I get much better FPS than that on my 780ti running the highest settings @ 1200p and i even run 4xMSAA.
     

  5. Memorian

    Memorian Ancient Guru

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    The GTX980 is ~12% faster than its little brother GTX970 and it costs 220 more $$$......
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It was tagged falsely as WHQD, it is 3840x2160 - the chart has been fixed. Thanks.
     
  7. Whiplashwang

    Whiplashwang Ancient Guru

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    Wow! I didn't expect the 980GTX to outperform the 780ti.... What's even more impressive is the 970GTX cost/performance ratio. I might just upgrade! :nerd:

    Thanks for the review Hilbert!
     
  8. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    Great reviews on all the cards.I think I will pick up a couple of these for some fun.
     
  9. Alex13

    Alex13 Ancient Guru

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    dat max load 970 Gigabyte 60c looking sweet right now..
     
  10. millibyte

    millibyte Maha Guru

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    Meh, still waiting for a single-card 4K killer, or let me simply say...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EigIujKxDcE

    I hope Nvidia don't call their next generation's flagship GTX1080, rather they should go with something like "GTX 4K Ti" or "GTX 4K TKO", lol.
     

  11. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Wow, the 970 is at a good pricepoint. If I'm gonna be around home this summer, I'll be snagging one asap. That'd be an awesome increase. My firestrike score with my 570 and my old q6600 only managed 3576 in firestrike. 9000+ would be awesome!
     
  12. Spets

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    The performance per watt on these cards are awesome :D
    Wouldn't mind playing with some of the new features available.
    The 970 really is bang for buck here, these cards also overclock like crazy!
     
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  13. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    One word.
    DSR!

    All those supersampling/SGSSAA threads on the web can be safely closed now
     
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    Overclock performance doesn't appear to scale all that well. Still a custom board with a better VRM management adding a little ln2 may crack 2000mhz.....with the efficiency/ lower shader count Vs 780ti and the performance NVIDIA have done a good job
     
  15. BangTail

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    Yah looking good and I am so happy I was wrong about the price - well done Nvidia.

    Grabbing 3 as soon as they are listed :)
     

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    That's a great option bundled with Nvcpl, that is whats missing from the new performance cards.

    But we can't close the threads, because if anyone wants to
    .downsample from 4K resolution to non 1080p resolution?
    .downsample from non-4K resolution to 1080p resolution?
    .downsample from non-4K resolution to non-1080p resolution?
    .what about different downsampling filters?
     
  17. Clawedge

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    i give credit where its due, and i must say its an impressive achievement on the energy efficiency. the 970 uses the same power as a 760 but the performance is some 70% more. good job nvidia, i just hope the cards remain as short as possible.


    PLEASE SHORT CARDS!!!!!!! PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
  18. The Phoenix

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    i sold my 670 a yr ago needed the money at the time figured these cards woudl be out soon but noooooooooo as you can see what i been gamin on is how should i say...not up to par lol,think there is a 970 in my future
     
  19. Ven0m

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    Thanks for the review, Hilbert.

    These cards are awesome! Perhaps it's not the best upgrade for 780Ti / Titan Black owners, but if you have anything less... mmmmmm. And all that stuff is at 165W TDP for 980.

    I kinda hoped that 4k will be doable, but well... another year :D

    Ok, so where can I buy them?
     
  20. ScoobyDooby

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    I'm staying up for a while yet tonight just incase they happen to go on sale at midnight. Otherwise, probably tomorrow.

    I think I've convinced myself to get 2 x 970.. if something comes along that is leagues better, I will sell em and move up.
     

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