( 4.9 Average / 33 Ratings )
Running like a beast.
Nothing else to say about it.
People dislike the 970 because of the 3.5 gig+0.5 gig fiasco, but this card has been great. I'd probably go with it even today, that or make the jump up to a 980 Ti.
I was hesitant to get the 970 after hearing about the 3.5Gb VRAM issue. I still think it's wrong to market it as 4Gb but it's still worth it. I did notice a bit of coil whine during a video test but it hasn't been an issue while gaming. The fans as quiet up to about 80% speed, after which they sound like...fans, but once again, the temps haven't gotten to the point where the fans kick in at those speeds.
I love this card. Stress tested it with high settings and 4x MSAA in Furmark and it never went past about 78C and the fans were very quiet.
Also, this card is a great overclocker. It's base clock is about 1.11GHz, but I'm running it at 1.5GHz with almost no increase in operating temps under load.
I literally don't have any complaints about this GPU. I play all my games in 1080p and expect not to have to turn down visual settings (except for frame eaters of course)
I have the core clock running at 1450MHz and the Memory clock running at 4000MHz
On the controversy of the 3.5Gb VRAM .... I really didn't experience the remaining 500mb being used even while playing demanding titles like Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and Farcry 4.
While playing GTA5 and having my settings cranked I noticed about 3.7Gb of VRAM usage but not a significant frame drop or performance hit.
An amazing graphics card with excellent cooling built in. You can run some very graphic intense games above 60 frames no problem with this beast.
Love the card ! It looks great, is quiet and performs really well !
Really happy with this card. Overclocked it to be able to run the Witcher 3 on max settings at 1440p at 45 - 50 FPS. The temperature has never gone above 70C.
I like that it's vr ready. Fans are quiet while gaming.
Beast of a card even with Pascal out. I bought this one before the 1000 series were announced, you'd be better off buying a 1060 since they are at the same price point and with very similar performance.