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ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB

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ASUS just released their GeForce Strix GTX 970 OC, an overclocked version of the GTX 970 with its own custom-PCB. What is special about the STRIX technology is that it will shut off the fans completely during idle, media playback, and light gaming, resulting in a completely noiseless experience.

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This is my next card! Time to put my GTX670s up for sale... $330...thats just insane pricing for this performance.
 
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This is my next card! Time to put my GTX670s up for sale... $330...thats just insane pricing for this performance.

Couldn't agree more!
 
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970 is the beast...shame I don't have the money lol
 
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So... the GTX 970 is much cheaper, faster and power efficient than the 290X? ... AMD is kill.
 
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This card is the king of price to performance!!! I mean a couple of these in a 4k gaming machine for ~$650 would be beast!
 
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This is just insane value for the price. This GTX 970 launch is game-changing, the same level as the legendary 8800 GT.

I feel bad for the people who bought R9 290X's last week at $450 thinking they were a good deal. Looks like we're going to start seeing ~$300 R9 290X's
 
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Very low power consumption, Impressive!! Take my money. Next one is the 970, ditching AMD.
 
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i hope in my country this card does not go beyond $400 mark, coz i been preparing to buy this card... waiting for MSI and Shappire reviews now...
 
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Holyy .. this exceeded my expectations. Shame there are few games to challange this card @ 1080p so i dont see the need to upgrade just yet. And if aiming at 4K gaming with max eye-candy it seems to be barely hanging on, so with this in mind i will hold on to my $ a while longer.
 
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If I'm not mistaken, this is the first GPU to ever get a 9.9 rating on TPU.
 
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Nvidia didn't use a torpedo W1zz, they used a nuke!

Amazing cards! :respect:
 

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I'm not even remotely interested in gaming cards, but even I am flabbergasted by this.
 
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The price converted to euros and adding VAT (21% in my case) gives 317 EURO
Nowhere are they selling this card near that price. AllI see is 360 Euro.
Other brands, custom designs, are about 325 Euro.
A cheapo Palit 970 standard design is for 309 Euro! (computerbase.de search)
 
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Wow. W1zzard, I'm guessing you haven't given a lot of 9.9s for many of product releases. Maxwell sure looks awesome.
 
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Why isn't this a 10?
I'm getting two of these. Can somebody suggest an inexpensive 4K monitor ?
 
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Why isn't this a 10?
I'm getting two of these. Can somebody suggest an inexpensive 4K monitor ?
AOC ASUS and Samsung make them for 500-650$ but they are TN panel
 
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I'm a bit worried for AMD, the gap performance/ power consumption was already quite big, now NVIDIA ads 1/3rd performance vs 770 at lower power and about the same price. And the 770 was already considered the best buy. Anyone slightly interested in power consumption/heat won't even consider AMD in the near future, not unless they kill their profit margins or even sell at a loss.

I can't really believe the 330/350 dollar pricepoint because that puts pressure on a lot of nvidia's former lineup as well. I've yet to spot the price drop on 770's over here in the Netherlands at least.

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So I just checked Dutch pricing and and Newegg... the 780 Asus custom 3gb cost 440 until yesterday and just dropped to 405 euro.. And is still offered by 36 companies. The 970 which offers similar if not better performance is offered at 330$ costum asus 350$. thats 257 euro- 270 euro...

Conclusion for me is, Nvidia is trying to put AMD out of business, why else would they undermine the 780 by such huge margins, surely the retailers that have 780 still stacked in warehouses are screaming murder.
 
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  • Similar power consumption as GTX 980 reference
  • Only small performance gains from overclock out of the box
  • Memory not overclocked


So you'll just have to wait for a bigger, badder, OC'd 970 that has also more efficiency to give a 10? :p
 

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So you'll just have to wait for a bigger, badder, OC'd 970 that has also more efficiency to give a 10? :p
exactly, and this is not something impossible.
 
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damn just saw MSI gtx970 gaming selling at $463 in my country, Asus strix should be more higher since Asus in my country always expensive than other brands... Bad luck for me :(
 

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damn just saw MSI gtx970 gaming selling at $463 in my country, Asus strix should be more higher since Asus in my country always expensive than other brands... Bad luck for me :(

Asus Gtx970 Strix cost here 389e
not bad thou.. have to buy it.. cheaper and faster than gtx780
 
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