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Maxwell GM204-200-A1
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28nm
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74 GPixel/s
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DX 12.1
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5.0
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4.5
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5120x3200
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4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
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Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
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1
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1178 MHz
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1329 MHz
Power
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150 Watts
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550 Watt & 30 Amps
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1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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8 GB
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2560 x 1440
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gigabyte. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1178MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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RestrictedNova's Rig
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Will an i5 750 bottleneck with this because im planning on getting my components bit by bit due to money issues

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yes my 4670k oc to 4.4 bottlenecked it sometimes

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hello, i have 8 gb of ram and i5 3470 will it bottleneck? thank you

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noup good match! :)

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i have core i5 4440 and GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition …. anyone see any bottleneck here , any recommendations ?
thanks ,,,

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No bottleneck there. I had mine running on an overclocked g3258 for a little while and it ran quite well despite the weaker cpu.

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hey guys… i wanna upgrade to a gtx 970… but i have a fx 6300, so its gonna be ok, or im gonna have bottleneck?

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yeah it will be there in most applications that use only 2-4 cores if there slightly cpu bound

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I can attest to that, I had a 970 with an FX-6300 and the card was not reaching its full potential. My question is, why do you want to upgrade to a 970 from RX 480? Your post is from a couple of months ago so I suppose you eventually decided to go for the RX 480 instead 970. Are you currently having any bottlenecks?

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So i have a question i am planning to buy 2 of these cards but i want to know if my PSU can handle this (check PSU on my profile page)

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Why buy 2 970s? You get similar performance with only one 980 ti, and a single 980 ti will cost you around the same, so get a 980 ti instead are my advice ;)

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i have i7 2600 and gtx 970 . do you guys see any bottleneck here?

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Of course not

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no friend.no bottleneck

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Would I be able to have this GPU and a 850 evo series 250gb SSD with the corsair RM550 (80+ gold). I heard the PSU was tier 1 and had good quality components, is that right?

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Its not tier 1.Its tier three according to this : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
But you will be fine…enough A and W on 12v rail.I would change the PSU if i was you when i could afford.

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would this be a good upgrade or the 980 G1 for what i have for now ?

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get 970 its still good price/perfomarance card 980 its a bit ovepriced compared to 970… and yes its worth the upgrade from your old gt 545 for sure!

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I use Cooler Master Thunder 550w
http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/thunder/thunder-550w/
Is cooler master Thunder 550w enough for Gigabyte Gtx 970 ?

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I will recommend you to change the psu after 1/2 years. okay for now.

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could i be able to replace my current gpu with this with my 500w psu?

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You should definitelly have 600w for this. Also i would recommend selling your 4460 for a 4690k or an i7

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Hmm, you shouldn't. Because no-one is saying it, i5 is good for game purposes. i7 is good for photoshop, if you want to know the in depth stuff check out hyperthreading techquickie on youtube. If you are a gamer, definitely keep your i5! :D

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After all I have learned, learned yes, that you should spend around 40% of your gaming PC on your GPU.
(If you haven't had any SLI in your thought for the future atleast)
So the i5 4460 is a perfect choice for any gamer!
It does its job

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I had a 4460 in the past. It ran ok, but the 4690k is so much better and worth the slightly higher price. I did not know i7's were made for photoshop. But i guess you learn something new everyday!

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I didn't mean photoshop… errr,
well hyperthreading isn't really made for games. As they don't profit from it. They are made for predictable tasks as those cores utilise threads as helpers. AI in a game could be predictable but often not.

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For the question itself… it's risky because this version of the GTX970 will use more power (because it's OC'd). on the other hand, you could try the MSI version or ASUS STRIX version which needs min. 500W PSU. But that's less performance!

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