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  1. Comparing to multi-card configurations would be helpful for people looking increase card counts as opposed to getting a single newer card.

    So would historical data saying when the computer performance of Nvidia cards has doubled. Jumping from a 770 to a 970 won't double performance, but knowing what card would double performance would be a great way for people to simplify decisions.

    More to come . . .
  2. This is definitely possible and would be good content to include. There are drawbacks when suggesting multi-card setups as an upgrade path to people with only a single card such as power supply capacity/ability and case airflow/cooling. While this might seem trivial, it would be a great idea to provide the information for users that adding a second card for SLI will improve performance, but they would need to assess existing hardware prior to doing so.

    Simple things as, 'does your motherboard allow for an additional PCI-e card' or 'is your power supply rated to handle the extra draw' and 'does your power supply have additional 6 or 8 pin power cables for PCI-e cards'?

    I am definitely open to ideas and information to include...if you have anything specific or content that you'd like to see added, feel free to send me anything in a PM; I'd be more than happy to go through and include quality data for everyone to benefit from.
  3. It depends on what you qualify as "doubling" performance. If you're talking about doubled frame-rates, well, we're looking at some pretty big jumps. On the other hand, I'm pretty comfortable in saying that a single GTX 980 will offer similar performance to SLI GTX 770s.

    On the other hand, my general rule of thumb is that Nvidia chips are typically pretty similar between chips seperated by 90s. e.g: GTX 580~= GTX 670~=GTX 760, at least on the pure performance ground.
  4. When is the 960 coming out?
  5. Daniel Coley said:
    When is the 960 coming out?


    Rumors are saying mid January and it should be about $200-$250 US.
  6. The 960M WILL come in january, and probably the 960. Don't ask how I know. It's classified.
  7. ^ "probably" ... Not sure if that answer is confident. "WILL" sounds promising but it is expected to be released in Q1 of 2015. You have a 1/3 chance of being correct, otherwise it will be released in February/March.
  8. unknownofprob said:
    ^ "probably" ... Not sure if that answer is confident. "WILL" sounds promising but it is expected to be released in Q1 of 2015. You have a 1/3 chance of being correct, otherwise it will be released in February/March.


    Ok let me re-say it. 960 WILL come on jan-feb. Unless they suddenly change plans, but last I know they will. I'm not 100% sure don't rely on me on anything, but I'm saying it will becuase of it's classified. :P
  9. Hi guys,
    So I'm building a desktop pc to play with my triple monitor racing sim. I have the racing sim. I just need a nice desktop pc to play it. I will be strictly playing racing games only like Assetta Corsa, iracing etc. Here's my current pc build list I finalized:

    Quote:
    DESKTOP PC BUILD:

    Motherboard: MSI X99S MPOWER LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75820K

    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

    Power Suppply: Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 Power Supply

    Memory: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS2K8G4D240FSA

    Hard Drive 1: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Hard Drive 2: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    GFX/cpu Liquid cooling: need recommendation

    PC shell: NZXT H440


    Now, as I'm about to buy the GTX 970, I'm confused! There's maybe about 15 different version of it. How can I pick the most stable and best one? Can someone help? I was gonna go with MSI 970 to match mobo then I hear EVGA ones are pretty nice. Then I saw the thread about design flaw with EVGA 970 and bad reviews on gigabyte version on amazon (horrible noise) etc. I'm just lost. Can someone look at my need (just racing sim games with 3 monitors and use it for daily browsing/computing as it will be my desktop), can recommend which 970 I should buy? here are some links:

    1. EVGA GTX 970

    2. ASUS GTX 970

    3. MSI GTX 970

    4. Gigabyte GTX 970

    and the list continues HERE

    Thank you....
  10. Jason Bourne said:
    Hi guys,
    So I'm building a desktop pc to play with my triple monitor racing sim. I have the racing sim. I just need a nice desktop pc to play it. I will be strictly playing racing games only like Assetta Corsa, iracing etc. Here's my current pc build list I finalized:

    Quote:
    DESKTOP PC BUILD:

    Motherboard: MSI X99S MPOWER LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75820K

    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

    Power Suppply: Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 Power Supply

    Memory: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS2K8G4D240FSA

    Hard Drive 1: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Hard Drive 2: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    GFX/cpu Liquid cooling: need recommendation

    PC shell: NZXT H440


    Now, as I'm about to buy the GTX 970, I'm confused! There's maybe about 15 different version of it. How can I pick the most stable and best one? Can someone help? I was gonna go with MSI 970 to match mobo then I hear EVGA ones are pretty nice. Then I saw the thread about design flaw with EVGA 970 and bad reviews on gigabyte version on amazon (horrible noise) etc. I'm just lost. Can someone look at my need (just racing sim games with 3 monitors and use it for daily browsing/computing as it will be my desktop), can recommend which 970 I should buy? here are some links:

    1. EVGA GTX 970

    2. ASUS GTX 970

    3. MSI GTX 970

    4. Gigabyte GTX 970

    and the list continues HERE

    Thank you....


    I think you should have made a new thread. But it's really up to you picking the one you like. People lean towards the Asus and MSI ones because they have the best feedback. I my self went with evga for the 980s because their service is excellent and also don't avoid warranty when removing the cooler to put a water block on it (which i'm doing). So yeah, up to you :)
  11. Thank you. I have been trying to make a new thread but it won't let me. I don't know why. I don't even know who the moderators are here.
  12. ^ Same happens with some of my megathread sublinks. Write up your question first, make a title, put a short sentence in the question box, post it then edit your question back in.
  13. unknownofprob said:
    ^ Same happens with some of my megathread sublinks. Write up your question first, make a title, put a short sentence in the question box, post it then edit your question back in.


    Thank you!!!! that was it. newegg links I guess aren't allowed. fixed now
  14. How is 960s power compared to the previous 700 series?
  15. rubix_1011 said:
    This is definitely possible and would be good content to include. There are drawbacks when suggesting multi-card setups as an upgrade path to people with only a single card such as power supply capacity/ability and case airflow/cooling. While this might seem trivial, it would be a great idea to provide the information for users that adding a second card for SLI will improve performance, but they would need to assess existing hardware prior to doing so.

    Simple things as, 'does your motherboard allow for an additional PCI-e card' or 'is your power supply rated to handle the extra draw' and 'does your power supply have additional 6 or 8 pin power cables for PCI-e cards'?

    I am definitely open to ideas and information to include...if you have anything specific or content that you'd like to see added, feel free to send me anything in a PM; I'd be more than happy to go through and include quality data for everyone to benefit from.


    This is one of the reason when you are building your pc always have to have in mind future upgrades.
  16. Anyone notice anything weird with the Maxwell series? Specifically it's power usage and temperature?

    I currently have a Gigabyte 970 that I am bench marking extensively. After running tests with the card over 1500 Mhz Core and 112% Power, it was only using ~70% power the whole time.

    So I guess that Nvidia made the decision that, "these cores are really amazing cores that get too hot on air cooling so lets run them at 70%" producing results that are still great great compared to Kepler. Who knows, we might see a "Titan Max" or something, a water cooled Titan running on Maxwell that sells for *only* $5000, lol.
  17. My cards differ on usage but it's mostly 100% on both when the game needs them. Only bf4 doesn't use the gpu to the max only to around 60-65% max on sli on all maps.
  18. GUYS NEW INFO! GTX 960 is going to come out this January 22, but the price has not been yet discovered. Since the website I visisted is in french, I'll traduce it myslef:
    Documents signed Nvidia confirm the specfications of the upcoming GTX 960. This GPU will be adressed to the mainstream public by having a good performance to performance ratio and even follow its older sisters, with better power efficiency compared to the Kepler architecture.

    The GTX 960 will be based of of the GM206 architecture 28 nm, with 1024 Cuda cores, 32 Rops and 64 TMU with a 128-bit bus with lossless data compression. This card features 2 Gb of GDDR5 VRam clocked at 7 GHZ, which makes the bandwith of about 112 Gb/s. The GPU clock is 1127 Mhz vs 1178 Mhz in GPU boost mode, which is a minimal increase. However, Nvidia is saying that GPU can be overclocked for clock speeds higher than 1500 MhZ.

    Image(OC headroom, both the memory and the core): http://www.ginjfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960-04.jpg

    Comparaison is between the GTX 660 with much better performance and much better efficiency than the GTX 660. The release date should be January 22nd.

    Other sources have stated that there could be a GTX 960Ti with 1280 Cuda Cores, a full GM206 GPU, 3Gb of Vram and 192-bit bus. Stay alert for more details.

    Images vs GTX 660: http://www.ginjfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960-02.jpg(Gaming at 60 FPS)
    http://www.ginjfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960-03.jpg(Power efficiency)
  19. Nice translation by "yourself", a.k.a. google translate.
  20. Naahh, don't worry I don't have any problem in French nor in English, so I don't have any problems for translate between English/French of the other way around( I live in Quebec, so don't doubt me).
    Anyway, beyond this statement, what do you think about the real specs?
  21. Hey guys, I made a budget build with a G1840 processor and a Cooler Master B500 PSU. I still need a gpu. Is there any hope for me to use the 900 series? I was originally going for a gtx 750, but now I'm interested in a 960 because of its low tdp and expected low price. What worries me is that Game-Debate predicts the psu requirement as "450 Watt & 33 Amps". There is a graph on my psu's page http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/b-series/b500/ where the highest Amp number is 24. Does that mean I could have trouble using the card in my current system? Thank you.
  22. You shouldn't worry about the usage: usually, this is the exaggerated. For example, I made a build with your pc parts that would equal the GTX 960 in it(r7 260x), and its total power consumption is 260 watts. Since we can count overclocking the GPU and upgrading the parts, always take a power supply with a 100w headroom. Using the Cooler Master Power Supply Calculator, the recommanded wattage should be... 360W. You shouldn't worry about the power supply, it can handle even an r9 280x easily, so it's even less of a problem with the GTX 960.
  23. Thanks, Light! I was mostly worried about the 33 Amp requirement thinking my psu might be too low-tier to handle it. How come Game-Debates is the only site that even mentions such a requirement?
  24. It is because, when taking technical decisions, this can be very important, if you are a PC professional(like working). I don't want to get into too much technical details, but Amps is the intensity of the electrical current. But in your case, it shouldn't be a problem when gaming, this is not important. Because, if I remember well, older PC componenets needed a specific amount of energy to work, and depending on the number of electrons passing through the components, it could mess up.
  25. Ahh, I see, thanks. :)
  26. iAboodz said:
    Jason Bourne said:
    Hi guys,
    So I'm building a desktop pc to play with my triple monitor racing sim. I have the racing sim. I just need a nice desktop pc to play it. I will be strictly playing racing games only like Assetta Corsa, iracing etc. Here's my current pc build list I finalized:

    Quote:
    DESKTOP PC BUILD:

    Motherboard: MSI X99S MPOWER LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75820K

    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

    Power Suppply: Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 Power Supply

    Memory: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS2K8G4D240FSA

    Hard Drive 1: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Hard Drive 2: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    GFX/cpu Liquid cooling: need recommendation

    PC shell: NZXT H440


    Now, as I'm about to buy the GTX 970, I'm confused! There's maybe about 15 different version of it. How can I pick the most stable and best one? Can someone help? I was gonna go with MSI 970 to match mobo then I hear EVGA ones are pretty nice. Then I saw the thread about design flaw with EVGA 970 and bad reviews on gigabyte version on amazon (horrible noise) etc. I'm just lost. Can someone look at my need (just racing sim games with 3 monitors and use it for daily browsing/computing as it will be my desktop), can recommend which 970 I should buy? here are some links:

    1. EVGA GTX 970

    2. ASUS GTX 970

    3. MSI GTX 970

    4. Gigabyte GTX 970

    and the list continues HERE

    Thank you....


    I think you should have made a new thread. But it's really up to you picking the one you like. People lean towards the Asus and MSI ones because they have the best feedback. I my self went with evga for the 980s because their service is excellent and also don't avoid warranty when removing the cooler to put a water block on it (which i'm doing). So yeah, up to you :)


    Bite the bullet and get a 980. OOOOOO its so nice.
  27. stingray15 said:
    iAboodz said:
    Jason Bourne said:
    Hi guys,
    So I'm building a desktop pc to play with my triple monitor racing sim. I have the racing sim. I just need a nice desktop pc to play it. I will be strictly playing racing games only like Assetta Corsa, iracing etc. Here's my current pc build list I finalized:

    Quote:
    DESKTOP PC BUILD:

    Motherboard: MSI X99S MPOWER LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75820K

    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

    Power Suppply: Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 Power Supply

    Memory: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Desktop Memory Model BLS2K8G4D240FSA

    Hard Drive 1: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Hard Drive 2: WD SE WD2000F9YZ 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    GFX/cpu Liquid cooling: need recommendation

    PC shell: NZXT H440


    Now, as I'm about to buy the GTX 970, I'm confused! There's maybe about 15 different version of it. How can I pick the most stable and best one? Can someone help? I was gonna go with MSI 970 to match mobo then I hear EVGA ones are pretty nice. Then I saw the thread about design flaw with EVGA 970 and bad reviews on gigabyte version on amazon (horrible noise) etc. I'm just lost. Can someone look at my need (just racing sim games with 3 monitors and use it for daily browsing/computing as it will be my desktop), can recommend which 970 I should buy? here are some links:

    1. EVGA GTX 970

    2. ASUS GTX 970

    3. MSI GTX 970

    4. Gigabyte GTX 970

    and the list continues HERE

    Thank you....


    I think you should have made a new thread. But it's really up to you picking the one you like. People lean towards the Asus and MSI ones because they have the best feedback. I my self went with evga for the 980s because their service is excellent and also don't avoid warranty when removing the cooler to put a water block on it (which i'm doing). So yeah, up to you :)


    Bite the bullet and get a 980. OOOOOO its so nice.


    If he has the money, the 980 is a no brainer, however, the 970 delivers performance that is on par with a Titan, so if he doesn't need it he doesn't have to get it, lol.
  28. I told you it's coming on january guys :P
    anyway, I see that it performs nice, but in some games it's neck to neck with the 760, sometimes the 760 beats it. We are talking on a new generation of cards. 970 and 980 were a really good step over the 7xx. But performance wise are you guys happy with the 960 even if you are not buying it ?
  29. I am disappointed, I had high hopes after the pricing of the 970 but it cost more than you can get a 280X & I personally don't care about efficiency. I may have bought one &/or recommended my brother did but unless it comes down alot from its launch price no chance.
  30. Don't buy an nvidia gtx 970 it only has 3.5 GB useable memory with some seeing only 3.2 GB. Nvidia is marketing it as a 4 GB card but its not buyer beware.
  31. got to remember the 970 is a salvage/hand me down card

    and you get what you pay for [and sometimes less]
  32. DRL14 said:
    Don't buy an nvidia gtx 970 it only has 3.5 GB useable memory with some seeing only 3.2 GB. Nvidia is marketing it as a 4 GB card but its not buyer beware.


    Why didnt you post what Nvidia said about this? Its on NV forums under GeForce 900 Series. You know where they said 3.5 and then 500..you know two parttions and how the 980 does not have this. Pfft

    So there is no lol buyer beware. My 970 does not suffer from this and so many others have posted with videos showing they dont suffer from this either.

    Pffft so Nvidia makes the 900 cards? Or do they send some part to their partners and they by a 3rd party put that part on what with what? Yeah my Gigabyte alone G1 and depends which one for not all have the same memory that Nvidia didnt put on Gigabyte did. So if my card starts to have problems ..NV did it? haha. All 970/980 ALL made the same? Nvidia did it? You have no clue what your talking about and I have just a TAD more..yet stop blaming NV try blaming Gigabyte or Asus or MSI so forth.
  33. Actually, all the third party receivers have the same PCB, but modifies it to their liking.
    The GTX 960 release was dissapointing. First, I had thought two things:
    1. The GTX 960 would have 3GB of VRAM and 192-bit/256-bit memory bus and it's gonna wreck 1080p.
    2. Okay they lowered the performance. Any constumer-respecting company would lower the launch price. Even Nvidia wouldn't be this greedy, would it?

    Second thoughts after the release: Same level as the r9 285 with +/- performance level. Price too high. I'm going to wait for the r9 300s series until the Nvidia marketing heads think right.
  34. Hi,

    Newb Question:
    How do you check the usable memory on the GTX 970?

    I have a Galax and want to check out what he said. :D
  35. byakuya000 said:
    How do you check the usable memory on the GTX 970?


    Use Nividia Inspector (automatic download link). Install and open it. Once you do, there will be a little black square with a green squiggle in the upper left of the Nvidia Inspector window (see image below).



    Once you open the ticker from that little black icon, right-click: Monitors > GPU Memory

    That will add a box showing the VRAM usage. Enjoy! :-)
  36. thing is the cards have 4gb of memory on the card but weather or not it will be used is another thing

    I'm sure you all looked this NVidia response on that??

    http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-Responds-GTX-970-35GB-Memory-Issue

    I assume this is why to have a full fledged 900 card you pay $500 for the 980 for the 1/2 ass card you pay $350 for the 970 .. right ???
  37. junkeymonkey said:


    thing is the cards have 4gb of memory on the card but weather or not it will be used is another thing

    I'm sure you all looked this NVidia response on that??

    http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-Responds-GTX-970-35GB-Memory-Issue

    I assume this is why to have a full fledged 900 card you pay $500 for the 980 for the 1/2 ass card you pay $350 for the 970 .. right ???


    So far it hasn't been an issue for me and I am running four monitors so high resolutions don't have a problem, I'm sure I saw something about some games using the full 4GB though so whilst this is something to keep the AMD fanbois happy in reality it doesn't seem too big a deal tbh.
  38. well like I told one guy , if this issues was across the board with the 970 and the cards that you see tested and benched had this but still scored so well as they show it to do then yes it looks to be a non issue .. like you say does all you ask of it and your happy then its a non issue
    but like I said if you wanted a full fledged card you would of got the 980 .. that price diff show why more and more everyday .. as I stated in the 2 posts from me above
  39. So I was so baffled with the 970 bug and bumped into this thread if anyone already discuss this here. So far none.

    3.4Gb instead of Marketed 4Gb of VRAM is what Nvidia claim to be the problem. Technical Marketing`s fault to provide us incorrect specifications.
  40. Actually, it had 3.5GB of easy accessed memory with 0.5 GB with 7 times less efficiency than the last one. There are two reasons for this statement: 2MB of L2 cache have been disabled and 2 SMMs have been too. Which is why they use less memory than 3.5 GB. However, it does not impact performance if you take these 0.5 GB and use them, there won't be any differences: only the performance increase will be much less noticeable. I have the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G and I tested it, and it is true what iamlegend said: unless games require more than 3.5 GB, they don't use it(except for ACU, which is still crap for optimization).
  41. The claims in performance impact is when scaling using DSR. Yes, for more pixels requires more VRAM.

    So why, they allocate the 512MB for slow mem? And is this issue will be solved by overclocking?
  42. It's because of the reduced L2 Memory Cache and the reduced memory units compared to the GTX 970 that Nvidia claimed to have. And overclocking will not solve the issue.
  43. Well, this issue will for sure have a big impact in the sales of 970. Dragon sickness.
  44. iamlegend said:
    Well, this issue will for sure have a big impact in the sales of 970. Dragon sickness.


    I doubt it will impact anything. We're talking about the second best Nvidia card for a good price. People won't look beyond that. This is way too esoteric an issue to impact sales in any meaningful way. Despite how this site might make things, very few people will figure out the issue, and most who do won't understand or care enough to think it's a problem. For those savvy enough to get to the bottom of it, they might even be worse off. They'll study a lot of material just to conclude that the 970 actually has 4 GB, just in two segments (3.5 and 0.5) - so meh
  45. Hi,

    Based on what i've read. The VRAM for 970 is at its best when it uses <= 3.5GB?

    So this will not impact users of only 1 - 1920x1080 monitor?
  46. Nah, it can be observed in resolution scaling, thus when using DSR.
  47. byakuya000 said:
    Hi,

    Based on what i've read. The VRAM for 970 is at its best when it uses <= 3.5GB?

    So this will not impact users of only 1 - 1920x1080 monitor?
    I use a 22" LCD screen for my PC and I was thinking of getting the 970 or the 970 Mini. Should I be looking at a different card?
  48. boabykenobi said:
    byakuya000 said:
    Hi,

    Based on what i've read. The VRAM for 970 is at its best when it uses <= 3.5GB?

    So this will not impact users of only 1 - 1920x1080 monitor?
    I use a 22" LCD screen for my PC and I was thinking of getting the 970 or the 970 Mini. Should I be looking at a different card?



    Size of the screen doesn't matter. It's the resolution. If your screen is 1920x1080, you'll be doing great with the 970. It can dominate nearly everything at that resolution. I say nearly because there are some titles where turning things up all the way will make it choppy, but that's not a big deal because you can turn down the settings that don't make the game actually look better and be back in business.
  49. My desktop resolution is 1900x1200 and that's what I run most games at.
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