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NVIDIA GTX 970 Owner's Club

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[Official] NVIDIA GTX 980 Owner's Club
MSI GTX 900 Gaming Edition Owners Club
Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming review with benchmarks
GTX 9xx Vs GTX 7xx Vs GTX Titan Vs R9 2xx Bench Off
Intel Pentium G3258 Performance and Owners Club
GTX 970 Feature Showdown: ASUS STRIX vs MSI Gaming vs Gigabyte G1
Extract and Flash GTX 970 and 980 Firmware - NOLIMITS and GameStable - For BIOs modding, read extensively and Flash at your own risk!
For more information about Maxwell check out the [Official] NVIDIA GTX 980 Owner's Club by skyn3t & OccamRazor!

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GTX 970 Owners List.
[Official] NVIDIA GTX 970 Owner's Club (Responses).





Nvidia Maxwell Features (Click to show)
enhanced NVENC encoder that adds support for H.265 encoding. (Click to show) Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA)! (Click to show)
With the launch of Maxwell, we are also introducing the world to Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA). This new, Maxwell-exclusive anti-aliasing technique improves edge quality with a minimal performance cost.


MFAA's image quality and performance improvements make it the perfect solution for high-resolution gaming experiences, where every frame counts. On average, MFAA can deliver similar edge quality to MSAA with 30% faster frame rates.

DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 introduced gamers to tessellation, which features heavily in many PC games, increasing the quality of characters, game worlds, objects, and much, much more. On NVIDIA GPUs, tessellation processing is handled by the Polymorph Engine, and with Maxwell we've upgraded its hardware to version 3.0.
Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) (Click to show)
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To enhance games further we've developed Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), which gives gamers 4k-quality graphics on a 1080p or higher monitor.
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To achieve this, Maxwell renders the game at 3840x2160 at a hardware level, before filtering the image to 1920x1080 and showing it on your monitor. Compared to traditional downsampling, which requires compatible monitors, luck, and a high degree of technical knowledge, DSR produces a higher-quality image that can be instantly enabled with a single click in GeForce Experience, or by changing the resolution in-game.


*Official status granted! - Hopefully I'll be joining soon, too* - staryoshi
*Many thanks to staryoshi and Arizonian!* - TopicClocker
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My overclocked benchmarks

Core: 1550MHz
Memory: 7750MHz

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Total Score: 11272
Graphics Score: 13578
Physics Score: 11042
Combined: 5028




Oh man I should have done this ages ago, the week I was doing this I went on holiday and I got pretty distracted and entirely forgot, I'll try and get this done during this month hopefully.

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EuroGamer: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review


Performed using the 344.75 driver.
Using the 347.09 driver I've noticed that performance is improved within Tomb Raider, however I'm using the 344.74 driver so the performance isn't different from EuroGamer's own tests.


GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970



After experimenting with overclocking and looking at various other reviews I've found out how to match GTX 980 performance with a GTX 970.
EuroGamer were able to push their GTX 970 over GTX 980 performance thanks to their higher memory clocks which I was unable to achieve as I haven't been able to clock my memory to 8GHz.

In these tests I'll be using two resolutions, 1080p and 1440p(and 2160p for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor as I was unable to select 1440p), the aim is to match stock GTX 980 performance under both 1080p and 1440p.

To attain this a GTX 970 will need to have both decent clocking memory and core, I am doing this on stock voltage and stock bios, however those who wish to replicate this may be unable to reach the clocks I do as every card is different and no overclock is guaranteed.

"What if I can't overclock to GTX 980 performance?"
Don't worry if you can't, just OC your card to what you are happy with or simply don't at all, at stock these cards are really powerful anyway.


EuroGamer: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

I use EuroGamer and TechPowerUp!'s reviews to evaluate performance.

1080p Results



GTX 970 G1 Gaming Stock Performance.

Tomb Raider

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Run 1: 92.13 fps AVG
Run 2: 92.58 fps AVG


2160p 2160p (Click to show)
Run 1: 33.82
Run 2: 33.69
Run 3: 33.81




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Nice to see a 970 club! Got a EVGA super clock from EVGA. Paid for the 3 day shipping, so I hope its here Monday!

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I'm waiting for the cards I want to come back in stock, I didn't get to order anything LOL.

I really didn't expect this level of performance out of the GTX 970, I'm seeing cards like the MSI Gaming and the G1 Gaming go toe to toe with the 780 Ti...

Just read a post where someone is hitting over 1500mhz!

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I'm waiting for the cards I want to come back in stock, I didn't get to order anything LOL.

I really didn't expect this level of performance out of the GTX 970, I'm seeing cards like the MSI Gaming and the G1 Gaming go toe to toe with the 780 Ti...

Just read a post where someone is hitting over 1500mhz!

My goal = 1800Mhz on water biggrin.gif... 1500Mhz? Meh tongue.gif
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I'm waiting for the cards I want to come back in stock, I didn't get to order anything LOL.

I really didn't expect this level of performance out of the GTX 970, I'm seeing cards like the MSI Gaming and the G1 Gaming go toe to toe with the 780 Ti...

I expected this level of performance from the 970. I did not expect this price level for it. I thought it would have been around 400 for the 970. Nvidia's pricing strat at launch is usually to launch cards of similiar performance at a premium over AMD cards. AMD's R9s were very good and nvidia knew they had to price aggressively. I actually thought i would just wait for used 290s to plummet and instead got a 970.

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Bought two of the blower-type GTX 970s direct from EVGA at like 3AM last night lol: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-1970-KR

They called me around noon today to confirm my order and let me know they would be shipping out today, very cool.

Can't wait to officially join the club!

BTW, anyone seen any GTX 670 SLI vs. GTX 970 SLI benches? I'm hoping for a huge increase at 4K, because the 670s just don't cut it at that res.

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hopefully that one doesn't have the acx fan noise issue

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Whats about watercoolers? so people with a watercooled system can only buy reference cards?

Which reference card do you recommend? Is this one a reference card?

http://www.alternate.de/Palit/GeForce-GTX-970-Grafikkarte/html/product/1158594?
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