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Video Card

MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Twin Frozr V Video Card

(172 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

  • GTX 970 GAMING 4G
  • V316-001R

Manufacturer

MSI

Chipset

GeForce GTX 970

Memory

4 GB

Core Clock

1140 MHz

Boost Clock

1279 MHz

Effective Memory Clock

7010 MHz

Interface

PCIe x16

Color

Black / Red

SLI/CrossFire

  • 3-way SLI Capable
  • 2-way SLI Capable

Frame Sync

G-Sync

Length

269 mm

TDP

145 W

DVI Ports

2

HDMI Ports

1

Mini-HDMI Ports

0

DisplayPort Ports

1

Mini-DisplayPort Ports

0

Expansion Slot Width

2

Fanless

No

DVI-D Dual-Link

1

DVI-I Dual-Link

1

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

Memory Type

GDDR5

Price History

    Reviews

    Dubesta11
    • 48 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build The Global Offensive

    Great card for 1080p, actually a little overkill to be honest. I did not want any games to be bottlenecked, so this offered enough to last many years. The 3.5 bug doesn't effect me and I got a partial refund, so no regrets here. Runs cool and quiet. Only complaint is that it doesn't have a backplate for the price.

    Vengeance1871
    • 42 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Apollo, God of Light

    I wanted amazing graphics power, but I also didn't want to pay through the nose for it. For me the GTX 970 is the perfect combination of performance and value. I've enjoyed the MSI gaming edition, the twin frozr has been great. I love that the fans don't turn on unless it reaches a certain temperature. As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to do solid 1080p gaming. The 970 is perfect for that. So far all my games have performed above my expectations. It's also been staying pretty cool, relatively speaking. Even after putting a decent overclock on it it still never goes above 74 degrees after 10+ hours of prolonged gaming. MSI did an amazing job with their cooler on this card. After having both overclocked and modded this graphics card I love it even more. Seriously this thing has been everything I wanted and more.

    goodra
    • 35 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build 2nd pc build

    fans don't spin unless heavy load, however, high res gaming really takes a hit on performance.

    Silvermike
    • 35 points
    • 37 months ago

    As my system was geared for 1080p gaming I opted for the 970. I've been able to get 60+FPS in all major titles at max settings, except for Witcher 3 so far. The 970 will also allow me to dabble with VR if i choose. I suspect I will upgrade to a 1070 setup later on tho.

    colonelnicky
    • 33 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build Quiet destroyer (NZ)

    This GPU is wonderful. I couldn't afford a 980, and this was the perfect slight step down as it's quite a bit cheaper, but runs every game I've thrown at it at maxed settings in 1080p at 60+fps.

    It does get kind of loud and kind of hot when the fans are going and you've been playing for a while, but if you're playing a game you're having audio output, which means you're very unlikely to hear anything.

    anerickso
    • 29 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build Melange

    Mind blowing performance over the 770. Very quiet as well, and I like that the fans are not constantly going, but even when they do start spinning it is hard to tell. I haven't tested the VRAM usage. I am so pleased with the performance on games that I don't really see the need.

    sight
    • 27 points
    • 49 months ago

    Runs all of my games maxed at 1080p.

    ansen
    • 25 points
    • 44 months ago

    Works great! I'm sticking with 1080p for now, and this seems to handle whatever I've thrown at it just fine. Plus it fit my color scheme. :)

    Mathoesoe
    • 24 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build Upgrading the old one

    This is beast to me. I had an old ATI HD 5770, so this is an amazing progress to me. I am playing Arma III, DayZ, Cities Skyline and Shadow of Mordor. I am finally able to play these games at high/ultra settings.

    Tritone
    • 24 points
    • 42 months ago

    I was able to overclock this card another 130 Hz before Valley started throwing fits. It's a nice card, and the fans are quiet, but the coil whine almost made me return it. After burning the card in over a few days the noise has been reduced substantially, however, when gaming it is still by far the loudest part of my system. Honestly it's the only part of my system I can hear, ever.

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