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Old October 13, 2014, 07:51 AM
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NVIDIA's GTX 970 is arguably the best bang for buck graphics card currently available. That makes two of them in SLI an amazing performance value that will provide plenty of future proofing.

Read more here: NVIDIA GTX 970 SLI Performance Review


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Old October 13, 2014, 10:38 AM
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Interesting that the gap closes between 2560x1440 and 4k. I think it may be the 512bit bus at work on the 290 and 290X providing the extra bandwidth.

Otherwise, at 4k, this thing is more or less tied with the 290X and 295x2.

Really what Nvidia's advantage is, for most enthusiasts is the lower power consumption and possibly the OC headroom.

Let's wait and see what "big" Maxwell brings.
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Old October 13, 2014, 04:34 PM
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I have a pair of Strix GTX 970's in sli and they replaced a pair of hot and hungry CF R9-290's. I game at 2560x1440 with a 120hz ips monitor and I am enjoying my GTX 970's more than the CF R9-290's. Not sure why, my office is cooler and my power bill will be lower.

I was impressed by the GTX 750 that I put in my sons computer and this kind of pushed me to swap out the R9-290's for the GTX 970's....

I do not really see any speed or gaming advantage but in all fairness I have yet to overclock the GTX 970's....
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Old October 13, 2014, 08:29 PM
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This is not a question about the cards and more of a question about the test bench. Why does it show a Dell 2412M as 1440p when it is actually a 1200p monitor?
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This is not a question about the cards and more of a question about the test bench. Why does it show a Dell 2412M as 1440p when it is actually a 1200p monitor?
It's a Dell U2713HM. It was a typo.
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Old October 17, 2014, 12:18 PM
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I just upped to a pair of 970 eVGA superclocks from 680sli.

What monitor is that which runs 1440p at 120hz and is also IPS? I'm considering either the new Acer 4k Gsync or the ROG Swift, but would be interested in whatever monitor the previous one is too.
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Old October 20, 2014, 05:41 AM
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Possibly one of those overclocked catleap or other korean brands.

I'm in the same boat as you though I think I'll actually drop res rather than go 4k on an option.

Possibly gonna wait for 1440,120hz ips tho with gsync. If it ever happens.
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I just upped to a pair of 970 eVGA superclocks from 680sli.

What monitor is that which runs 1440p at 120hz and is also IPS? I'm considering either the new Acer 4k Gsync or the ROG Swift, but would be interested in whatever monitor the previous one is too.
Overlord monitors 27" models have 1440p and 120hz (though YRMV on the exact overclock). They don't have G-sync at the moment though.

Other than that, your only other options would be the Korean models as mentioned above
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Overlord monitors 27" models have 1440p and 120hz (though YRMV on the exact overclock). They don't have G-sync at the moment though.

Other than that, your only other options would be the Korean models as mentioned above
Spot on Freeknight.

I have been extremely impressed with the Overlord Tempest. 120hz, no fuss. Looks amazing and smooth as silk. I was a little skeptical that I could have IPS at 120hz, but yes you can and it is glorious....

I can live without Gsync as it is not often that I go over 120hz with modern shooters, so no tearing... Even with a pair of GTX 970's...

As an aside, I was surprised that this thread did not receive more posts!
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How far do these blowers overclock? It is sad that the reviewer doesn't look at the overclocking potential of these cards - which should be carrying the reference PCB. Some guy on YouTube was saying that he could hit around 1430MHz on the core with the 6% power limit raise. But now that the BIOS is modifiable, I was wondering what would happen if the full 225W was offered at the cards. 1500MHz possible?

I do understand the cooler will have to work much harder. But I don't plan on increasing the voltage. Just the clocks.

I am considering buying a couple of Palit made cards, which seem to have the same cooler styling so they could be identical inside. I currently have a MSI 970 gaming card, but in my Micro-ATX case SLI is impossible. I tested a second card, and the temps of the card on the top reached 92c max while running Firestrike. So, they are impossible.

If SLI is going to be a reality, I will have to go with these blowers. And they are cheap too. About $60 cheaper than what I paid for the MSI card. I can return it within a month for a full refund so that path is wide open.

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