ASUS sent over their Strix GTX 970, a factory overclocked version of the GTX 970 Maxwell GPU. It lists a few pretty interesting features, like a "zero decibel" mode when playing games that don't push the GPU - but how does it compare to its competition?
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For some reason this was on my recommended but I'm still happy with mine. I paired it with a i5-4690K and honestly it still holds great today and I still haven't had to lower any game settings down except maybe a handful.
I fell for the G1 gaming of the 970... As it happens, i ended up with a pretty good chip, but the extra features of the STRIX would've been pretty nice... It also suffers from a LOT of coil whine, but it clocks up 1627Mhz on the core and about 800 Mhz offset on memory, which is pretty crazy, considering that i didn't touch the voltage (it only induced screen tearing and worse coil whine). With a custom fan curve, it stays pretty quiet, but even at 100% fan speed, it makes surprisingly little sound. GPU never goes over 90, as that is where I've set the curve to 100% fan speed, but even so, doesn't go over 78 in actual games. Only in benchmarks, does the fan have to spin over 70%. Still, if not for my luck with the silicon lottery, i would've bought the STRIX any day.
How long do you think you'll be keeping yours? I'm just about to buy one for a used pc hunt at $600 expecting this to last me at least 3 years before I buy another proper $600-800 build. (Hoping and assuming prices for GPUs and DDR4 calms back down)
3770k + Z77 board ($240)
16GB DDR3 1600MHz ($80)
GTX 970 ($200 for the strix, $180 for msi)
Seasonic M12ii evo 650watts bronze ($60 brand new)
some good looking brand new case ($40)
ps: brand new case and psu because those last 2-3 builds before upgrade right? and SSD will be from my laptop. I computed if going for a brand new build I can get myself a Ryzen 3 1200, B350M board, 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 + the case and psu above.
Thoughts for this?
pps: I'm not entirely in a rush for a pc maybe I could wait til Q3
I would say its same or a bit better than the MSI .. and the Gigabyte has the better Cooler.. BUT in the End it depends on the Chipquality how high u can Overclock the Chip .. 1580 MHZ is more than the average Overclock of the Gtx 970 .. I would say the average Overclock of the 970 is around 1450 mhz - 1500 mhz ~
Still thought for a 2.1k rig you should at least get a 1080. I am getting a $1k pc in like 6 months its gonna have a better card than a 1060 (RX 580) My dad has a $1700 one with a 1080ti the bottlenecks gonna be real
how on earth did you guys get plus 250 on the base clock of the 780 ti reference model without even touching the volts?
i have the directu ii model and i can barely get the base clock over 1000 without artefacts...
Card is good, fans are crap. Have read a lot about rattling and failing fans with these cards and one fan of my Strix also starts to make terrible noise when certain rpm is reached. And no, it's nothing simple like fan blades touching wires etc. When PC is turned off and I pull the noisy fan it's shaft feels very loose and it moves quite a bit vertically, quiet fan doesn't budge at all and feels tight so bearing seem to be shot.
I just OCed my MSI Gaming 970 and man oh man is it a beast. I was able to get 8002mhz Memory Clock and an insane 1524mhz core clock with a temp of 65c under full load. I think I got pretty lucky with my card.
Hi Linus and chat!
I have a ASUS Strix Geforce 970 graphics card, and it is amazing!
Anyway, there is one thing that really bothers me about the card, there is a super bright LED light that lights up white when the card is receiving power. Even when I turn my computer off, the light still lights up, and with a windowed case it is bright at night. Is there anyway I can disable this or do something to stop it? :)
Hope you guys can help me! :)
Your CPU won't bottleneck it. I use this same graphics with an i5 4570 + 16 GB RAM and it runs very well. Even GTA V runs at very high settings with MSAA 2X at 1080p with 60~80 fps. It will work fine on your computer.
great, you won't be able to maximize settings as this would require a GTX1070 GPU to get average 60fps with 1080p
but the card is recommended for both games in case you play High/1080p, so this would be enough to play average of 60fps
Linus, I think a really need your help!
I know this is a really old video and I hope eve more, if you guys still care about the comments!
-> My Asus 970 Strix has an idle temperature of 60-65C. It seems pretty hogh to me and read a lot about this issue. Some say it's normal and it will not decrease the lifespan of the card, others say it's a driver issue with later drivers and that I should downroll on an older one. (more info below)
I tried also tried different tweaking software: asus gpu tweak, afterburner but nothing seems to fix the problem
I had 660ti sli before and they run around 35C each...
My config: i7 3770k, 16gig corsair xms3 (4x4gigs, one pair with a slightly different clockrate), Sabertooth Z77 mobo, 850W XFX black PSU, ssd, hdd blabla
My initial problem was that I sumtimes get bluescreens and random freezes, that was why I started to find the bug in the system, my hard drives where full, i cleaned them, updated all the drivers...
The problem still remains, probably because of gpu temps? or my different ram modules?
Please help me, i don't want to buy a whole new pc just to test whats the problem!
Funny watching this now with the benefit of hindsight. The 980 became completely obsolete as the 970 could match it with a good OC and the 980ti just smashed it.
The 980 became a pointless card that nobody wanted...
Got mine today after 2 days. Replaces my old GTX 650 Ti and I'm impressed. Runs games percectly at 60 FPS and allows me to play games like Dark Souls 3 that I had trouble to run above 8 FPS before.
The ASUS GPU Tweak that comes shipped with the card makes it also very easy to configure the card to your needs. I set mine to have the fans run at 40% all the time as I prefer to have lower temperatures even at idle. But even when the fans are spinning I can't hear them at all which is amazing as I could clearly hear the single fan on my 650.
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