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Well, newer games will require 4GB or more of VRAM to run on max settings. If you want to run them at max then upgrading might be a good idea, although I'm not sure if I would've gotten the GTX970 had I knew about the 3.5GB issue.
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So, if my concern is power efficiemcy, then i shoyld go with asus? And it's the cheapest in my country (only $20 difference, thiugh)
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So, if my concern is power efficiemcy, then i shoyld go with asus? And it's the cheapest in my country (only $20 difference, thiugh)

The difference in wattage is realistically not going to be very large, but yes, if you crave power efficiency then the lower spec models are better. The Mini-ITX version should also be an option for those looking for very low power draw.
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Hello,

I’m wondering to choice of the graphic card GTX 970. I have two types of graphic cards: MSI GTX 970 GAMING and Asus Strix GTX 970.

If MSI outperforming in something the Asus Strix? If Asus Strix outperforming in something the MSI?

Asus Strix GTX 970 is heavy graphic card is bending over in the slot PCI-E, but has a backplate, and MSI hasn’t backplate. Unfortunately green version GTX 970 GAMING 100 ME isn’t already available in my country.

Is it a truth, that the MSI card has an more efficient cooling and is quieter than Strix? And MSI reportedly has a better quality fans.

Which card is efficient, generally better?
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They're very comparable cards. I had an MSI one; it has the ability to set a bit higher voltages and power limits than the Strix which can affect performance particularly in a few games and benchmarks, but it's small. Like 3-4% that's probably not there most of the time. One thing that annoyed me about the MSI gaming 970 was the inability to set fan speeds as high as i wanted, the max RPM was too low; Strix might be better in that regard. The Strix also has only one 8-pin power connector (MSI uses 2 connectors, either 6/6 or 8/6 iirc)
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They're very comparable cards. I had an MSI one; it has the ability to set a bit higher voltages and power limits than the Strix which can affect performance particularly in a few games and benchmarks, but it's small. Like 3-4% that's probably not there most of the time. One thing that annoyed me about the MSI gaming 970 was the inability to set fan speeds as high as i wanted, the max RPM was too low; Strix might be better in that regard. The Strix also has only one 8-pin power connector (MSI uses 2 connectors, either 6/6 or 8/6 iirc)

Ok, so which card is better choice? MSI or Asus?
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I would choose the MSI. It has higher stock TDP limit so you can overclock higher before it throttles. It also have better power delivery (6+8 pin vs single 8 pin). My MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G with modded bios can oc to 1583mhz on the core clock.
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Very Very useful thread guys, i was just looking over which model of 970 to pick in those days, i am lately seeing a lot of people going for msi gaming 970, and i do know that my case is not one of the biggest, now that i know that msi is the shorter and thinner cards between those 3 which all 3 were my decision pick (more the g1 and the msi, not really as the asus strix, i already had an asus card, not totally satisfied). i am sure i am going for msi 970 gaming then.
how is the MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G TWIN FROZR V model anyways? as good as the msi 970 gaming? i did rea somewhere it's somehow better, i am getting it on amazon at the exact price of the msi 970 gaming, so my decision is actually only between those 2.
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I'd wait for a few games before jumping on a 970. Division and Hitman for example. Not a good idea to go 970 and then 390 is significantly faster.
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with the budget i am getting on the videocard upgrade i for sure may jump on 390, maybe also on 390x, but i got not much encouraged by the benchmarks i browsed over the web.
plus on my z87g45 with haswell i5 4670k and 8 gb kingston memory, would anyways not sure at all to push 8gb vram , that TDP amount, and i am supporting till 384 bus bit, not 512.
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