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ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 1253MHZ 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 1253MHZ 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card (ASUS: STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5)
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ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 G-SYNC Support Video Card
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Product Reviews

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 1253MHZ 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 9.41/10
With 17 User Reviews

Review Date: 03/21/15
Cons: Not really a con but the Nvidia game enhancing stuff isn't really good so I don't use it.

Pros: Amazing cooling, card's fans don't start spinning until they reach a certain heat (i'm not sure what heat) so it stays silent until you have been playing for a long period of time.Looks awesomeComes with shadowplay which is great for recordingRuns games exceedingly smoothlyOne of the best cards on the market for its priceThe Asus one is pre-overclocked so it is extremely fast
Great card, I recommend for anyone and everyone.

Review Date: 03/05/15
Cons: Coil whine on really intensive games (not all cards suffer from this)3.5 Gb of gddr5 at 7ghz while the other 500 Mb of Gddr5 is at 1 ghz

Pros: Very fast cardMax out any game at 1080p and many games at 1440pGood price for the card
I have this card running with an i7 4770k oc'ed to 4.4 ghz and man this card is a monster on just about every game I play. The coil whine isn't too much of a problem because I wear a logitech g930 headset when I am using my pc so it blocks out a lot of that whine. Also its a bummer that the card doesn't have a full 4Gb at 7ghz. This is a problem when I am playing a fully heavily skyrim as I sometime surpass that 3.5 Gb mark and my frame rate suffers a little bit. However this card is still really good for the money and I would recommend it to anyone gaming at 1080p and 1440p. If 4k is what you intend with this card, I would recommend you get something with more gddr5.

Review Date: 02/27/15
Cons: Took 10 days to get here from a neighboring state.

Pros: Plays every game I have on max setting, Fast and quiet
other than the time it took to get here i couldnt be happier with how it performs

Review Date: 02/10/15
Cons: None

Pros: - Quiet- Performance- Good quality
I bought two of them. Very quiet card even in SLI mode. Extremely efficient. Extremely efficient. Between 115 and 135 FPS in Battle Field 4 with quality video at ultra

Review Date: 02/02/15
Cons: None that I can think of

Pros: very quietruns cooloverclocks well
I've had this card for a bit and it runs games at 1440p really well and has never gone over 70 degrees. Highly recommend

Review Date: 01/10/15
Cons: -none

Pros: -looks nice-runs cool-overclockes well
I love this card It was boosting to about 1450 MHz out of the box than after the overclock it was boosting to 1600mhz so I am very impressed

Review Date: 01/02/15
Cons: RMA (2 times)-First card, Coil whine too high-Second RMA, freeze and the NVIDIA drivers display problem in event log.The coil whine is perceptible but OK. No coil whine in 2D.

Pros: Very good performance for price. Play all games at Ultra setting (BF4, Farcry 4...)Fanless in 2D mode.
4/5 stars (5/5 without RMA)

Review Date: 12/27/14
Cons: it can get a little laggy when rendering high quality video like pornography or youtube.

Pros: looks sexier then kim kardashian
all in all its an amazing card but there are better and more affordable options like the gtx titan. the titan renders all the pornography you would ever need to watch

Review Date: 12/25/14
Cons: Minor coil whine

Pros: Really great performance for the cost
Pretty much all of the GTX 970s suffer from coil whine, so this wasn't a huge surprise. But it's there, and in some games it's not very noticeable. In other games, it gets pretty annoying. But besides that, it's a very powerful video card. The cooler is really great too.

Review Date: 11/30/14
Cons: none

Pros: fastest card for its value, made by asus.
best card on market for price. anyone who has a 4k setup needs two of these.

Review Date: 11/13/14
Cons: -Loud coil whine in some games

Pros: -Quiet fan-Very fast
Paired with an i7-4770k this can run anything adequately. The Evil Within gets 60 fps, and AC: Unity (ver. 1.1.0) sits at mid to high 30's generally; but never dips below 30, even in high crowded areas. The game is poorly optimized right now so this number should go up considerably in future patches.The only issue I have is this card produces alot of coil whine when playing certain games. The Evil Within or Max Payne 3 doesn't produce very much, but games like Skyrim or Bioshock: Infinite will produce alot and it's very distracting. If you are a headphone user or if you sit 7 or 8 feet away from your computer then this shouldn't be an issue (I sit beside my computer at head level).Overall I think this is worth the money. Just be aware of the coil whine issues you may get, especially if you're trying to build a silent PC.

Review Date: 10/28/14
Cons: push lots of heat into system

Pros: quiet, powerful, does not exceed 65C at 100% load
First, this card is amazing. It is fast fast fast. I play all games at max setting at 1440p. Be aware that if you use DSR feature it will put heavy burden and you will have to lower the settings. I refer to Dead Rising 3 wich I had to put to medium to use DSR and have steady 60fps. Second, The card is very very quiet. Even at full load it is more quiet than my old asus gtx660. Third, It runs cool!!! does not exceed 65C playing Far Cry 3 at ultra at 1440p. as for the bad things.... yeah it pushes lots of heat into the case. I will need to add a lot of airflow to keep things cool. I had to remove my side panel cause it was killing my cpu stock fan. If you want to disable DSR you will have to go into the nvidia control panel and search through 3d options. Even there it is not clear how to disable it. Should be easily disabled in the geforce experience app like shadowplay and such. finaly , BEWARE if you buy this card you might love it so much you will want to sli it haha . happy buying!

Review Date: 10/28/14
Cons: availability

Pros: pricepowerpower drawnoise
first time in my life i pre order computer hardware,but this card was really worth it,-decent price (when it was at $379)-powerful (automatic detection in shadows of mordor jump pretty much everything on ultra at 1920x1200)-silent-power draw is minimal-overclock (did a quick test, power limit 120 core clock +150 without touching core voltage, and it run flawlessly,in game, the core boost at 1428 t° 68°c fan 43% )the only concern i had was about some coil whine report from some users, but mine doesn't have this problem, so for me it's a 5 stars This review was modfied by poster @ 10-28-14 06:57 PM

Review Date: 10/28/14
Cons: None

Pros: Very silent No coil whinePowerful,man this card is a beast !!
My case have a pretty good airflow so at idle my card is 25°and Under intense gaming is about 50°!Overclock the GPU Boost at 1460 and the memory boost at 7700,stable and powerful.

Review Date: 10/26/14
Cons: could overclock a little more and a bit big

Pros: Quiet and Fast
So far so good . I Must say it's the first time I was quick enough to Pre-Order this card and I'm glad I did the cards are really an awesome upgrade to my previous 2x GTX 570 in SLI( I Have 2 of them in SLI Also ) ONLY one card is beast of card for those of you who only play in 1080p my god this card is really Awesome. you can crank everything up and forget about it .. really like the low power use , the silence of the card is also impressive feature . Hope the card works well on the long run . Don't forget I bough this card because the price was also impressive and if it climbs above 410$ then price is really wrong. Need to be careful. also some SLI performance is really wrong titles like Batman Origins ( you should use single card mode and let the second card handle PhysX)the card is new so I let the drivers matures a little bit..but for the time being big thumbs UP..

Review Date: 10/20/14
Cons: only 1 8 pin power connector, so it might be a limit for OCer, im not OCer so i dont mind ita really long card, i'm using the CM Storm Scout 2 case and I have to remove the HDD cage to install it, but then once it is installed you can put the cage back and still be able to use it for HDD :Dit is not exactly as quiet as ASUS advertise it, it is dead silent when the fan aren't spinning, but when it spin, i can hear it, not a big deal (read more below)idle around 53+ Celsius, load around 66 celsius.

Pros: one beautiful beast!rip through any game i throw at itlow power consumption
The fan isn't exactly quiet when it hit 40% or higher, but I don't mind the noise cuz i hear headset when gaming anyway, but here is how I see it. Gaming PCs are like cars, fast cars sound loud and furious when it is rev and in a race, gaming PC should behave the same, fans should make enough noise so that you know it is doing it job, but not too loud that it would distract you from ur task (gaming or other things).My conclusion, if you looking for a gtx 970, and not an overclocker, enjoy the quietness, and just want to plug it in and forget about it, then this is the card, NCIX bumped up the price because of the demand for the card, but I expect the price to drop  back once the "gold rush" has passed, I got it for $379.99 so no complain here!

Review Date: 10/09/14
Cons: voltage is locked

Pros: -great overclock out of the box-looks great-slient cooler-doesnt draw a lot of power
As stated before, voltages are locked but the card itself is pretty good. squeezed out another 100mhz out of the card myself and its been rock solid so far. definitely a good upgrade from a gtx 670
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Product Features

Product Specifications

InterfacePCI Express 3.0
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
GPUGeForce GTX 970
Core Clock1114 MHz
Boost Clock1253 MHz
CUDA Cores1664
Effective Memory Clock7010MHz
Memory Size4GB
Memory Interface256-Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
OpenGLOpenGL 4.4
DisplayPort1 x DisplayPort
1 x DVI-D
Max Resolution4096 x 2160
SLI SupportSLI Ready
CoolerWith Fan
System RequirementsPower Consumption: up to 225W1 additional 8 pin PCIe power required
Power Connector8-Pin
HDCP ReadyYes
FeaturesASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970 with factory-overclocked core delivers cool and silent gaming experiences

1253 MHz Boost clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience.
DirectCU II with 0dB fan technology lets you enjoy light games in complete silence, and hardcore gaming 30% cooler with 3X-quieter performance!
DIGI+ VRM with 6-phase Super Alloy Power delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance.
GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.
GPU Tweak Streaming share on-screen action in real time - so others can watch live as games are played.
Form Factor & Dimensions
Card Dimensions (L x H)11" x 5.5"
Slot WidthDual Slot
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