GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition
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88 FPS
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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
129 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
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Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1102 MHz
Boost Clock
1241 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
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8 GB
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2560 x 1440
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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by MSI. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1102MHz, instead of 1051MHz. The Boost Clock is now of 1241MHz, instead of 1178MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock still runs at 1753MHz and the Frame Buffer is still 4GB. This is adequate for the GPU.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Armor 2X Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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will a 500w evga psu be enough to support this?

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it appears to be so as it says that's the recommended psu.

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i run this with a 500w fsp psu. it's fine

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Can i replace this video card to 970?

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Tbh if you want to be able to play everything at highest you should get it but if not you should be good for maybe about a year not sure on that though

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if i were you i'd just wait for nvidia's pascal gpu. your 760 is still powerful enough to run games on high

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I'm thinking he his planning into the future so he can still play at highest settings

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Is Antec VP550 550 Watts PSU sufficient for this card ?

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i suggest you take 600w one but 550w will be fine too

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nay, 500w is fine. i'm running at 500w and still has enough to oc

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just got this one ! very happy with the performance

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i want to get this card, can my rig handle it? i am especially worried about my motherboard, case and PSU, i don`t know if they are enough for this card.

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Listen… this cards power consumption is about 20% less then your current card even at max performance. About case… if you can fit r9 285 in your case, you will be able to fit one of GTX 970's for sure. And about motherboard same as GPU

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20% less power? Both need some 190W

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I dont claim that you are wrong but 970 WILL consume less power no matter what… check new r9 300 series for expl. just a bit more performance than 200 series but much less power consumption. If you get what i mean…

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What is meant by the so-called "B ware"? Can I use this B Ware normally in all other parts of the example that I can replace the normal gpu for b ware?

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Will my cpu bottleneck this ?

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NO man, it will not. Its a nice combination if you go single graphics. Perect if u ask me.

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Just bought one today. Going to put it under water so how far do you think I can expect to overclock this card?

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Will my CPU bottleneck this (I have a Dual-CPU, not stated in 'My Rig')

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I'd recommend you to get an i5 quad-core processor. 4th Gen. 4460 or better and you'll get a great performance

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I wonder…is this one better than 970 gaming edition?

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Just checked. According to GD, there's very little actual performance difference between the two. The main difference is the different coolers, and that's about it. This one was about $10 cheaper when I got it though.

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OC is almost the same,just wondered which cooler is better.But i think some reviews will soon be up,so we'll see. :)

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Well, I just got mine last night, but if it helps, I haven't seen it go above 60C yet, even with every game I can throw at it maxed. The cooler fan doesn't shut itself off in less demanding games like in the Gaming Edition though.

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Good to know,hope this version is going to come in croatia by the time i will be building my new rig.

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