Originally Posted by clerick
So I looked up videos of EVGA gtx 970 ocd to 1500 and in valley the GPU never even hit 60c. Meanwhile stock/ocd WITH custom fan profile at 80% my zotacs hitting above 80c (i have it set to throttle past 81c).
I touched the heatsink and the fins/pipe are lukewarm to the touch, so is it making bad contact?
This combined with the locked voltage is making me try to contact NCIX to see if i can return this for an evga or gigabyte or msi.
Running a single loop of a benchmark on my G1 gets me temps of 58-59c, yet I've hit upwards of 78c after hours of gaming with a mild oc; running a benchmark is in no way indicative of a cards max or average temp unless looped for hours. You also don't know if the setup was in a close cased, had good airflow, an open bench etc...; NEVER compare max temps, only compare deltas over ambient, otherwise your going to disappointed with you're temps unless you have a superb setup.
Getting a EVGA card is probably the worst choice. The only thing they have going for them right now is the warranty, even with the FTW they cheaped out on the pcb rehashing a 760pcb, 4+1 phase design, NO VRM COOLING (not even a heatsink). There are just so many negatives about EVGA's line-up of 900 series cards, sure they may run fine but they're pitiful compared to the other 970's on the market.Edited by rv8000 - 10/21/14 at 12:46pm