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Galaxy GeForce GTX 970 Pictured, Specs Confirmed, Early Benchmarks Surface

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.... new #2 (970) card allways matches or slightly surpasses last gen #1(780). Most times new #2 is last gen's #1 tweeked and rebadged. So this is all good. The real story will be the new number 1(980).
 
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I'm not sure what about my post makes you suggest I buy an Apple product... I don't own anything from Apple, and never will. Although the trashbin shaped mac pro is very interesting from a design and engineering point of view.
 
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.... new #2 (970) card allways matches or slightly surpasses last gen #1(780 ti). Most times new #2 is last gen's #1 tweeked and rebadged. So this is all good. The real story will be the new number 1(980).
Doesn't seem like the 970 will match or surpass the 780ti
 
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Considering that 16nm FINFET products might possibly be out as early as Q1 2015, these cards seem a little pointless. Waiting for the "true" next-gen cards will most likely net you a healthy boost in both performance and efficiency.

If these leaks are true, the GTX 970 seems like a decent card though. I'm just hoping the pricing is going to be on point as well.
 
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Huum, a Core i3-4130 on 32-bit... while notice what Fudzilla found, "One odd detail is the date displayed in 3Dmark. It is January 17th 2014, which suggests one of two things. While this could be an elaborate hoax, that would not explain the photos of the actual card. It could just mean someone was lazy and did not set the right time on the test rig."

I'd take this with... salt.
 
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Considering that 16nm FINFET products might possibly be out as early as Q1 2015, these cards seem a little pointless. Waiting for the "true" next-gen cards will most likely net you a healthy boost in both performance and efficiency.

If these leaks are true, the GTX 970 seems like a decent card though. I'm just hoping the pricing is going to be on point as well.
Yep, I'm awaiting GM210, which is likely the true next generation on the smaller die. But the 970 on GM204 should be a decent enough card anyway, for those that need the upgrade, which is most people on 6-series and below.
 
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Considering that 16nm FINFET products might possibly be out as early as Q1 2015, these cards seem a little pointless.
These cards are good only because they bring somehow lower power consumption, of course, they do not bring anything new on the table regarding performance improvements but I hope they will put good pricing because this is what really counts and is vital.


About 16 nm, I am afraid you are overly optimistic. I guess that even if technically there are no obstacles, from marketing persepctive they will do their "best" to postpone the launch at least for 2Q 2015.

Or even in 2016.
 
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Bummer. There goes the hope for a lower power middle weight. That's good for up to 300 watts. I was looking for something around the GTX 780's performance while using 125-150 watts. I do see that the other board shots show 2x6 pin.
The similarity in PCB design, if nothing, shows that the GTX 970 will be as energy-efficient as the GTX 670.
;)
But it's obvious that Galaxy thinks that it can use more than the 225 watts that 2x6 pin (75 watts from the PCI-e bus) can provide.
Nope, they just like to stick an 8-pin on there to make consumers think the card is more powerful than it really is. If the chip is pin compatible with GK104, and the 970 is using the same amount of power as a 670, then I'm willing to bet the 980 will be using roughly the same amount of power as a 680.
 
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It's one big conspiracy to get us to buy bigger PSU's than we need. A person would not need a PSU larger than 500 watts to run one of these cards in a normal desktop, but the 8+6 pin requirement will push the PSU to the 650 watt range.:shadedshu:
 

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Without a die shrink never expect much. Always hate it when this happens because you don't get as much performance jump and then when the die shrunk cards do comes its another small jump.
What's worse is that naive and uninformed consumers will buy these unnecessary cars, and then sell their old ones which aren't that much different to begin with. Nvidia could release nothing until Pascal and the market would be better off.
 
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its between the 780 and 780ti and its a X70 counterpart which is very good and could confirm that the 980 is going to be better than the 780ti even if it is not by an extreme amount.
A 980Ti with 6GB of RAM would be nice to see. (in my PC)
 
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It's one big conspiracy to get us to buy bigger PSU's than we need. A person would not need a PSU larger than 500 watts to run one of these cards in a normal desktop, but the 8+6 pin requirement will push the PSU to the 650 watt range.:shadedshu:
Agreed. I'm lucky my 550w has 2x8pin. It powers the fastest 7970 I can find perfectly, but the requirement page says 650w. (The entire thing pulls maybe 300w.)
 
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They always ask for more power than they really need. (to account for low quality PSUs that do not deliver what they claim to)
 
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Dude holding the card needs a nail clipper asap.
 
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