NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 is a high end desktop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. As the faster GTX 980, the GTX 970 uses the GM204 chip, but with reduced shaders (2048 vs. 1664) and TMUs (128 vs 103). The graphics card is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5 (7 GHz effective). 3.5 GB of the 4 GB are connected with 224 Bit, the rest only with a 32 Bit interface. This can lead to some stuttering or reduced frame rates in games that use the full 4 GB. The similar named mobile GeForce GTX 970M is clearly slower as it features only 1280 shader cores.
The GM204 supports CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync / G-SYNC, SLI, DSR, MFAA and Virtual Reality latency improvements.
The Maxwell architecture is very power efficient. While gaming, the card only uses as much power as the Radeon R9 285 which is more than 35% slower on average.
|GeForce GTX 900 Series|
|Pipelines||1664 - unified|
|Core Speed||1050 - 1178 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Speed||3500 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||224 + 32 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||4 GB|
|API||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5|
|Power Consumption||145 Watt|
|Transistor Count||5.2 Billion|
|Features||CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLI|
|Date of Announcement||19.09.2014|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...|