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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

GM204
Graphics Processor
1664
Cores
104
TMUs
56
ROPs
4096 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce GTX 970 is a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 graphics processor, in its GM204-200-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GM204 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 398 mm² and 5,200 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 980, which uses the same GPU but has all 2048 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce GTX 970 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 1664 shading units, 104 texture mapping units and 56 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1050 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1178 MHz, memory is running at 1753 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 2560x1600.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 148 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 970 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 329 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GM204
GPU Variant: GM204-200-A1
Architecture: Maxwell 2.0
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 5,200 million
Die Size: 398 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Sep 19th, 2014
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 329 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

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Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 1050 MHz
Boost Clock: 1178 MHz
Memory Clock: 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 4096 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 224.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1664
TMUs: 104
ROPs: 56
SMM Count: 13
Pixel Rate: 65.97 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 122.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 3,920 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP: 148 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: PG401

Graphics Features

DirectX: 12.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.2
CUDA: 5.2
Shader Model: 5.0

Reviews

Our review database contains 111 reviews of the GeForce GTX 970.

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS DRAGON GTX 970 DirectCU II TOP 1253 MHz 1355 MHz 1753 MHz 11.42 inches/290 mm
ASUS GTX 970 DirectCU II Black 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 11.4 inches/290 mm
ASUS GTX 970 DirectCU II Black OC 1114 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 11.4 inches/290 mm
ASUS GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC 1089 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 6.7 inches/170 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS STRIX GTX 970 DirectCU II 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS STRIX GTX 970 DirectCU II OC 1114 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS STRIX GTX 970 DirectCU II OC SP 1114 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS TURBO GTX 970 OC 1089 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 10.4 inches/264 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Colorful iGame GTX 970 Flame Wars 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Colorful iGame GTX 970 TOP 1203 MHz 1355 MHz 1753 MHz
ELSA GTX 970 S.A.C. 1088 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 8.07 inches/205 mm
EVGA GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 ACX 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 1216 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 1216 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 970 Hybrid 1140 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 1190 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 10.1 inches/257 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 Best Buy Exclusive 1190 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ 1190 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 10.1 inches/257 mm
EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked 1140 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 1165 MHz 1316 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 1165 MHz 1316 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 1165 MHz 1317 MHz 1753 MHz 9.5 inches/241 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
FORSA GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
Gainward GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 9.72 inches/247 mm, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Gainward GTX 970 Guan Yu 1152 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom 1152 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 9.72 inches/247 mm, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Gainward GTX 970 Pheonix 1152 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 9.72 inches/247 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Gainward GTX 970 Zhao Yun 1126 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 970 EXOC 1126 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 10.67 inches/271 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition 1164 MHz 1317 MHz 1753 MHz 10.67 inches/271 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 970 HOF 1216 MHz 1380 MHz 1753 MHz 12.13 inches/308 mm
GALAX GTX 970 OC 1126 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz 7.05 inches/179 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GALAX GTX 970 OC Silent Infinity Black Edition 1178 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 10.24 inches/260 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 970 G1 Gaming 1178 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches/312 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 970 Mini-ITX 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 7.2 inches/183 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 970 Mini-ITX OC 1076 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 7.2 inches/183 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 970 Twin Turbo 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 10.47 inches/266 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 970 Twin Turbo OC 1101 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 10.47 inches/266 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC 1114 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches/312 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 970 XTREME 1190 MHz 1342 MHz 1775 MHz
Inno3D GTX 970 OC 1088 MHz 1228 MHz 1753 MHz 8.46 inches/215 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Inno3D iChill GTX 970 Black 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1820 MHz 10.47 inches/266 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 970 HerculeZ X3 Air Boss 1152 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 970 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss 1152 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 970 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss DHS 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1820 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 970 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss Ultra 1178 MHz 1329 MHz 1800 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
KFA2 GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition 1164 MHz 1317 MHz 1753 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
KFA2 GTX 970 EXOC Sniper Edition 1178 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Leadtek WinFast GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 10.51 inches/267 mm
Leadtek WinFast GTX 970 Hurricane 1076 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 8.11 inches/206 mm
MSI GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 10.83 inches/275 mm
MSI GTX 970 Gaming 1140 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 10.6 inches/269 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 1140 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 10.6 inches/269 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 970 Gaming Golden Edition 1165 MHz 1317 MHz 1753 MHz 10.51 inches/267 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 970 Gaming LE 1076 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 10.6 inches/269 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 970 Gaming LE 100ME 1076 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 10.6 inches/269 mm
MSI GTX 970 OC 1102 MHz 1241 MHz 1753 MHz 10.83 inches/275 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 970 OCV1 1076 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 970 V1 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 10.6 inches/269 mm
Palit GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz 9.72 inches/247 mm, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Palit GTX 970 JetStream 1152 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 9.72 inches/247 mm, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
PNY GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
Point of View GTX 970 1050 MHz 1178 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 970 1076 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 8.03 inches/204 mm
ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition 1228 MHz 1380 MHz 1800 MHz 11.79 inches/299 mm
ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition 1203 MHz 1355 MHz 1800 MHz 11.8 inches/300 mm
ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition 1152 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! Omega Edition 1102 MHz 1241 MHz 1762 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 970 Extreme Anniversary Edition 1203 MHz 1355 MHz 1800 MHz 11.8 inches/300 mm