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- 1658Mhz
- 1700Mhz

EVGA Geforce GTX 970 04G-P4-3979-KB 4GB SSC ACX 2.0 ^^^^^ All that from a card that throttles due to power during benchmarks??? Games are fine though.
Edited by DeathAngel74 - 10/16/15 at 7:07am
     
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Hey waleh, I have that evga card and like it..... You can get it on amazon for 317 . I like the good support from
evga, like there option to trade up to new gpu for 3 months after you buy a card. Also, I also didn't feel like
OC and just wanted one OC out the box. Also the duel bios is nice........

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Hello everyone, I am building an ITX system with the Silverstone Sugo SG13 as my case. This is a very small case and as such, I need a GPU that has good thermals and one that is quiet. Therefore, I am thinking of getting a GTX970. Originally, I wanted the 390 (Gigabyte G1 390) but I hear that some people are having issues with this card where it causes random shutdowns and it seems to get quite hot. I plan on gaming at 1080p 144 hz. I was looking at this GTX970 specifically:

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-3975-KR 4GB SSC (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487088&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8JunctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-na-_-na-_-na&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-%zn)

What are your thoughts? Is the 970 a good option right now? I do not plan on overclocking the card so I need something with a good base OC. The GPU will be paired with an i5 6600k. Thanks thumb.gif
post #19143 of 26263
Hi Guys,

This would be my first post here as I quite recently bought my first graphics card biggrin.gif

Here's my current config...

Monitor - Dell S2409W 24" Full HD Monitor
Processor - Intel Core i5 4440 @ 3.10 Ghz.
Motherboard - ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2.
GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 970 (stock cooler)
RAM - Kingston 2 x 4 GB 1600 Mhz.
PSU - Seasonic M12II 620W EVO Edition - Fully Modular.
FANS :-
3 x Cooler Master Silencio FP 120 PWM Fans
- 1 as Front Intake.
- 1 as Upper Exhaust
- 1 as Side Panel Intake RIGHT BESIDES my Strix GTX 970.
+ 1 NZXT case fan on the back.

I've been playing a lot of games and also reading up on the internet and here about how to OC and what to do and what not to do smile.gif

So far, here's what I have...



This is during Shadow of Mordor GOTY gameplay - nonstop for 2 to 3 hours






Currently, I am OCing my card to +200 core clock and +500 memory clock and that too only at 110+ power limit without messing with voltage and MAX TEMP of 70° C.

So far, everything is stable, 2 to 3 hours of Shadow of Mordor GOTY gameplay is stable and above Unigine Heaven benchmarks is stable and without any artifacts, etc. Now I gotta try 3DMark Firestrike tongue.gif

What I find weird is, Unigine shows 1655 Mhz but MSI Afterburner stat window doesn't go above 1501 Mhz.

So, what do you guys think? Any suggestions? recommendations? smile.gif

PS: Sorry for writing this post so big. Just wanted to provide all relevant information smile.gif
post #19144 of 26263
Unigine always read the core clock speeds wrong. Nice job, welcome to the forums
     
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About 99% of the time..but not always. Both Valley and Heaven have been reading mine right after the bios mod. /shrug
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That's the exception, though. It reads correctly once the bios is modded.
     
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Unigine always read the core clock speeds wrong. Nice job, welcome to the forums

Thanx smile.gif

I wanted to know, what else can I do? Should I stop here? What are my other options?

Anything else you would recommend smile.gif
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1500/8000Mhz is just fine. some of us here like to push the limits though
     
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Ty Angel for posting your scores
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blaze2210,
Can you please post your bios that doesnt throttle during benchmarks? Maybe im missing something due to lack of sleep
     
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