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Are you buying GTX 970 after its controversy?

Are you buying GTX 970 after its controversy?

  • Sure, the specs don't matter

    Votes: 6,986 32.3%
  • No, NVIDIA has been dishonest

    Votes: 9,075 42.0%
  • No plans to buy GTX 970

    Votes: 3,588 16.6%
  • I'm returning mine

    Votes: 853 3.9%
  • I'll just wait till this clears up

    Votes: 1,113 5.1%

  • Total voters
    21,615
  • Poll closed .

rtwjunkie

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Well, I just bought the fiance' an MSI 100ME GTX 970 to replace her 660Ti. I have to say, the card is very impressive! It has a backplate too, which makes me wonder how in the world any can get sold without one. Even with a backplate, I can see the PCB WANTS to bend. It has to be downright painful to watch without one.

I did a number of unofficial benchmarks to compare mine and my fiance's system's. While not exact, they are fairly similar systems, so a GENERAL idea can be obtained by comparing benchmarks. I ran Heaven, Valley, Bioshock, and Sleeping Dogs. In all of them, the 970 ran anywhere from 2-10 fps slower than my 780. However, that's close enough to be negligible, and differences such as DRAM speed, and cpu speed, which are higher in my rig, could easily account for it. And at no time did the temperature climb higher than 57 celcius! Color me impressed!
 
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Well, I just bought the fiance' an MSI 100ME GTX 970 to replace her 660Ti. I have to say, the card is very impressive! It has a backplate too, which makes me wonder how in the world any can get sold without one. Even with a backplate, I can see the PCB WANTS to bend. It has to be downright painful to watch without one.

I did a number of unofficial benchmarks to compare mine and my fiance's system's. While not exact, they are fairly similar systems, so a GENERAL idea can be obtained by comparing benchmarks. I ran Heaven, Valley, Bioshock, and Sleeping Dogs. In all ofthem, the 970 ran anywhere from 2-10 fps slower than my 780. However, that's close enough to be negligible, and differences such as DRAM speed, and cpu speed could easily account for it. And at no time did the temperature climb higher than 57 celcius! Color me impressed!
Very nice upgrade for the lady! Almost twice as fast as the 660 Ti according to W1zzard's benches on the MSI 970 Gaming card. That Twin Frozr cooler keeps my GPU nice and cool too even without a fan curve but I do a fan curve anyway.
 

rtwjunkie

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Very nice upgrade for the lady! Almost twice as fast as the 660 Ti according to W1zzard's benches on the MSI 970 Gaming card. That Twin Frozr cooler keeps my GPU nice and cool too even without a fan curve but I do a fan curve anyway.
Yeah, I went ahead and implemented a fan curve too, just for better cooling. I'm really amazed at the leap from Kepler to Maxwell. It really is, as you say, about twice the performance!
 
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