GeForce GTX 970 4GB
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4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
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GeForce GTX 970 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 4GB is a high-end Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture. Its relatively low release price and mind-blowing performance made it an extremely competitive product. Read below to know more.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.


GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-A1 which has 13 SM activated and thus offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 56 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1050MHz and goes up to 1178MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.


Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, MFAA, VXGI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan and is identical to the one seen on GeForce GTX 770. The Card is known to run cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 95ºC.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 145W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Release Price
Pricing is lower than the one seen on its predecessors - $329.99 and makes it an extremely competitive product.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 970 4GB is over 25% faster than its predecessor and even beats GeForce GTX 780 in about 10%.


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 970 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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I am interested in whether it is worth to buy this graphics card for 250$ or wait.

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I don't know if it's still relevant for you but it still is a pretty good graphics card. I can play basically everything on ultra on 1080p, aside from some very new and heavy games. (Like star citizen)

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I rate this card 3.5/4.

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Praise kek.

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is it bottleneck to my cpu ? fx 6300

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yea slighty in cpu tensive games you must to consider you can oc this cpu so you should be able to minimaze bottleneck

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It certainly will, doesn't even have to be particularly CPU intensive. Speaking from experience. Just like Aditrex said, OCing should get you maybe another year. The FX6300 is getting up there in age though, I think you should be looking into upgrading soon.

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thanks a lot, sorry late. some peole said if you have amd cpu you better use amd gpu , is it true ?

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I haven't found any solid proof of that but I would personally do so, I just like having either pure red (AMD) rig or an Intel/Nvidia combo. :D

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Beril2495 not true its better if you pair with nvidia card less overhead in dx 11 which i have proof right here fx 8350 paired with 970 will give better performance overall then pairing with r9 390 which is direct rival to nvidia here is prfect example of amds overhead problem in some games .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S546TL2LWNY
you need abit better cpu for amd cards speaking in general

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Thanks guys for your informations

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how about gtx 950 ?

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It would go quite well with your FX 6300, you could experience slight bottleneck on very CPU intensive games but should be fine in general. If you'd like an AMD card the equivalent then maybe a R9 270X (ask around on GD first though, I don't know much about AMD stuff :D) Also note that AMD is less power efficient so check if your PSU can handle it.

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Thanks bro

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would go for 960 instead i think its prfect combo with fx6300

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@Aditrex Really? At first glance I would've guessed there would be a bottleneck.

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noup fx 6300 is prfectly fine capable for gtx 960 or r9 380

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Have you tested it? As in physically owned it, benchmarked it and monitored the CPU and GPU usage? I did and it bottlenecked my 970. Granted there is a large performance gap between the 960 and the 970.

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yea but even overclocked it can handle gtx 970 just fine depends which game of course but like i said i would not go any higher then gtx 960 770 or r9 280x r9 380x have myself fx 6100 overclocked 4.4ghz so i would not go higher then those mentioned gpus

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can thermaltake smart se 530W handle this beast??

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Of course. Seems to have enough amperage and your i5 is not particularly power hungry either.

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Thnx bro.im getting this card for 280$(used) but gtx 1060 3gb is also going to be 280$ in my country.Which one do u prefer??

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I would go for the GTX 970 used over 1060 3GB. It should be slightly better or worse performing than 1060 3GB, seeing as how 1060 6GB is near-equal to a 980 and 3GB is slightly cut down. But, 970 has more VRAM.

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How many years this gonna be on top?

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This or Amd R9 390?( I will upgrade my CPU too)

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R9 390.

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Thank you for your response! what CPU will be a good match for this? i was thinking between i5 6600k and i7 4790k because the builds are the same price

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If you can get the i7 for the same or similar price as the i5 then definitely go for the i7. If you get the i5 you'll have to buy new RAM as well (DDR3 isn't generally supported by Skylake) and there isn't really much benefit from having a 6th gen Intel. Maybe you could look into some AMDs as well.

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BTW I recommended the R9 GPU only because it's pretty much the same specs as the 970 and has 8GB. The question with AMD is drivers. They tend to be worse than Nvidia's.

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Thank you! I wont go for AMD CPU because the ZEN will only be released in Q4. Also,(after watching benchmarks) R9 seems to be much better.
i will get the i7.

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The R9 will definitely be better if more future games develop for the Vulkan API.

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This has 3.5 GB, change it.

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No it doesn't. There's more to that than (overblown) controversy would have you believe. Here's a PCGamer article about it containing a quote from Nvidia themselves: http://www.pcgamer.com/why-nvidias-gtx-970-slows-down-using-more-than-35gb-vram/
And an interesting reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/3lk1gi/is_the_gtx_970_vram_a_real_issue/

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Hello guys! Would it be a big improvemeny to buy a 970? It says its only 30 % better..
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Yes, it would be a big upgrade. But I recommend you to buy a GTX 1060 for better performance per dollar. It wouldn't be any bottleneck with that CPU of yours.

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Would this be a good upgrade?Would it be better to go with 980?

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it would be solid upgrade if you manage to sell your 950 for good price. With this card you can play all the newest games maxed out 1080p

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Ok,thanks ;)

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Will this PSU (Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze 520W) and this Motherboard (ASUS H81M-K) be ok for this GPU?

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Should be fine, when I ordered the card, it told me at least 500W, and yes that motherboard would work.

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