GIGABYTE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Review & Specs

GIGABYTE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD

GIGABYTE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD

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  • Windforce 3X cooling system
  • Flex Display Technology
  • Powered by Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 GPU, Integrated with industry's best 4GB GDDR5 memory 256-bit memory interface
  • Features Dual-link DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / 3 Display Port, Base: 1178 MHz / BOOST: 1329 MHz
  • System power supply requirement: 550W (with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connectors)

Specs Overview

Model GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
Release Date September 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 Series
GPU Interface PCIe x16
GPU Chipset GeForce GTX 970
GPU Memory Size 4GB
GPU Memory Type GDDR5
GPU Memory Interface 256-Bit
GPU Clock Rate 1180MHz
GPU Boost Clock Rate 1330MHz
DirectX DirectX 12
OpenGL OpenGL 4.4
Max Resolution 4096 x 2160
TDP 145W
Length 312mm
Cooling Type 3 Fans
Power Connectors 1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
DVI-D (Dual Link) 1
DVI-I (Dual Link) 1
DisplayPort 3
HDMI 1
G-SYNC Support
FreeSync Support
Expansion slots required 2

Pros

  • Excellent cooling system
  • Very quiet
  • Great overclock potential
  • Competitive pricing

Cons

  • Long PCB
  • Power consumption is higher than other GTX 970

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Chipset GeForce GTX 970
Core Clock Base / Boost clock:1178 / 1329 MHz
Process Technology 28 nm
Memory Clock 7Gbps
Memory Size 4 GB
Memory Bus 256 bit
Memory Type GDDR5
Card Bus PCI-E 3.0
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4
PCB Form ATX
Digital max resolution 4096 X 2160
Analog max resolution 2048 x 1536
Multi-view 4
I/O Dual-link DVI-I / DVI-D / DisplayPort*3 / HDMI*1
Card size L=312mm, W=129mm, H=43mm
Power requirement 550W(with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connectors)

Critic Reviews

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Yes, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming SOC edition is absolutely lovely. Now let this be said though, the GeForce 970 G1 Gaming SOC doesn't have the extra bite that its big broither the 980 SOC offers, but value for money wise this card is the way to go. We have no doubt that if you opt for this product you'll be a happy savvy puppy. It is loo ...

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W are amazed with the efficiency of the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970, and are equally impressed with how cool Gigabyte’s WindForce X3 is able to keep them under load.

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A seriously quick, well-priced, overclockable graphics card, that still manages to run incredibly cool and quiet.


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