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ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

  • 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1114 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1253 MHz
  • 1 x DVI-I
  • 1 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1664 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 3.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Nicklas S.
  • 5/6/2016 5:12:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: This thing is great. Runs cool even when OC'd. It can play just about any game i can find on max settings.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I will be ordering another one of these for SLI.

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  • Guillaume M.
  • 4/29/2016 5:28:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product , package was VERY secured ,

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: nice and smooth installation

Cons: fan runs like hell when you start but , stop 5-10 seconds after and get very silent

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  • Brandon S.
  • 4/19/2016 8:59:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSilent, beautiful, kinda lame power delivery.

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: Silent, Built like a rock very high quality no whine. BACKPLATE

Cons: was unaware of the power delivery being a single 6 pin. when i set the gpu power limit at 120% and as the fan cranks up the power limit lowers. at 100% fan usage you can only draw 112-113% from the 120% you should be getting while overclocking. My previous 970 from gigabyte had 2 6 pins and overclocked much better i realize it has a lot to do with the silicone lottery but i cant be sure of my chips limits with the power delivery being as spotty as it is.

Other Thoughts: If silence and build quality matters to you then this is the card for you. My previous gigabyte windforce card which was also a 970 died to e-liquid condensation dripping from my cpu heatsink and really had wished i had purchased a card with a backplate as then i wouldnt have to complain about the lack of power delivery on this card despite it being physically solid. Also it sags a fair bit due to its rigid metal frame but i don't really mind.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/19/2016 1:54:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX Review

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: -Quiet
-Reliable
-Powerful
-Good Looking

Cons: -Obviously, because this is a large card, there is gpu sag, which isn't a bad thing

Other Thoughts: If you are considering buying this card, I would do so. Though, I hadn't had a run in with the Return service with ASUS. This card is reliable, quiet than any of my other fans, and has allowed me to run almost any game I throw at it on Ultra at 1080p (aside from MoW:AS2).

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  • Joshua H.
  • 4/19/2016 9:25:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Graphics Card! Weird Registration Glitch....

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: -Performs exceptionally well
-Easy to install. No surprises or issues with older components
-ASUS is the brand that I trust

Cons: -Automated registration process said my Serial Number is invalid. I did not enter the number, it auto-populated into the form by ASUS and I cannot edit it. Seems odd to me that the number is invalid, given that I bought it brand new (unless Newegg accidentally shipped a refurbished). Hopefully someone from ASUS sees this and helps me out.

Other Thoughts: -Would recommend to others

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  • Tony S.
  • 4/12/2016 1:22:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Card

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: Easy installation and has a really cool and easy to use GPU tweaker for easy over clocking

Cons: A bit heavy so it pulls on the PCI slot a bit.

Other Thoughts: 10/10 would buy again

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid graphics card for the money, though not without issues

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: I've been using this card for over 6 months now, and it is a solid performer. I bought it at the end of October '15, and have been using it ever since. Along with video game duties, the card has handled heavy use in graphics creation and video editing and encoding.

- Great step up from my older GTX 770.
- Game frame rates generally stay above 60 fps, except in a few extreme circumstances, but never dip below 30 fps, according to my logs. (playing games like Fallout 4, The Evil Within, Farcry 4, X-Com 2, MechWarrior Online, etc.)
- Handles graphics and video encoding and editing just fine.
- Stock fans and heat sink do a great job of keeping things cool.
- Good price point; got mine for about $308 USD at the time.

Cons: - Slight coil wine in some games, though my gtx 770 was worse. (will not be noticeable if you use headphones)
- Had a graphics crashing problem for about a month after I got it. (solved; see below)

Other Thoughts: First, here's the system the card is in
CPU: i7 4790k OCed to 4.6 GHz
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
Mobo: Asus Z97-PRO
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
SSD: Silicon Power S80 SATA III 240 GB
SSD: Seagate 600 Series SATA III 240 GB
Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w (60A +12V)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932

Anyway, when I first installed the card in this system, everything seemed fine. But within a couple weeks I was getting what seemed like random video crashes in a couple games, most notably MechWarrior Online and Fallout 4. I checked everything, looked over logs at the crash times, and whatnot. There were no temperature spikes preceding the crashes. Suggested solutions online were all over the map. I was considering RMAing the card. Then I hypothesized that perhaps, for whatever reason, not enough power was getting to the card, and perhaps the cabling was at fault. My PSU, while old, was within the reqs of what was needed for the card. So I ordered a dual Molex to 8 pin PCI Express adapter. I plugged it in and proceeded to run the problem games. And voila! It worked and have had no crashes in the months following, even when I played games for extremely long periods of time. The adapter shipped was a little over $4 USD.

So, if you have an older PSU, and are experiencing the video crashes noted here and in other reviews, I suggest ordering the cabling adapter. At $4, it's not much if it doesn't work, and if it does, you have a cheap solution without the headache of an RMA procedure.

The specific adapter model is: Coboc 2LP4PCIE8-6 6" Dual 4-pin Molex LP4 to 8 Pin PCI Express Video Card Power Adapter Converter Cable
I got it right here on Newegg.

In conclusion, I think the advantages of this card outweigh the flaws, and I have to rate it as an overall solid performer. Though, given the problems, I do have to dock an egg. Would I buy it again? Sure would.

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  • Yuri B.
  • 4/10/2016 6:56:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome when it works.

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: Very fast, stable and quiet when it works

Cons: First card lasted 3 days, 3 DAYS people! By the end of the third day I experienced huge drop in FPS in all games, instead of 60fps it showed 7-10 or instead of 110-120fps it showed 15-35. Card started to overheat, 60 C in stand by mode with no programs or games opened. On the 4th day card died completely. Newegg rocks! Not only they sent me a new card before I sent them the old one, they took care of the $30 rebate themselves and gave a $30 refund on my credit card.
Anywho. Now, 4 month later same story is happening to the replacement card. Only one new symptom: fans started to rattle for the firs couple of minutes of turning on the PC. Yes, ASUS GPU fans, not case fans, I double checked.
Hopefully I will get a good replacement, maybe something better than this high fail rate GPU.

Other Thoughts: i7 6700k
MSI Gaming M5
Corsair H70 with 2 Noctua NF-F12 PWM
16GB Corsair Vengeance
240GB Kingston V300
512GB Transcend SSD
3TB Toshiba HDD
2x DVD burners
OCZ 1000W Gold PSU
Cooler Master HAF-X

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Yuri,

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate that your first card only worked for 3 days and then your replacement gave out after 4 months f use. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. What temperature is your card running at? Please contact me at cl-justin@asus.com, so I can further investigate your case. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160431368

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Olivier B.
  • 4/9/2016 12:50:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product, perfect card

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: - Nvidia reliability
- Work perfectly
- Drivers are great
- VR Ready
- Work perfectly after 9 month of utilisation
- Great looking with backplate

Cons: - Huge card

Other Thoughts: I don't know about the coil noise, i have a headset. But when i dont have it, i hear nothing special

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5 out of 5 eggsThe highest quality GTX 970; 6 months and still going strong

This review is from: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card

Pros: I've been using this card in a new rig I built back in October '15. My previous PC had an ancient 7600GT so this GPU is quite obviously a huge upgrade! Wow, video cards have gotten massive since 2006. Anyways, here's what I like about the card:

- Comes stock with a backplate, unlike nearly all of the other 970's available. This, honestly, is reason enough to get this card over other brands. Why should you pay $300+ and have exposed PCB?
- Solid build design. You could use this card as a weapon, if you had too. The cooler is composed entirely of metal (other than the fans, of course). ASUS didn't cut corners with materials; there isn't any cheap plastic anywhere on the card. But, this can cause some slight problems with weight (see cons).
- Great temperatures. I have yet to see this card exceed 68C, which is saying a lot because I'm in a HAF XB EVO case, which is a bit cramped compared to many vertical tower cases.
- Whisper quiet. Fans don't activate until 65C, and when they do, I can't even hear them over the rest of my case fans. The ASUS DirectCUII cooler is fantastic and is also reason enough to get this card over the other 970's.
- Performance. If you game at 1080p, there is no reason to get a 980 over this card. The slight performance increase of the 980 is not worth the extra $200, and there is hardly any difference in performance to begin with. I almost purchased a 980 instead of this card, and I'm happy that I didn't. This card wins with price:performance, hands down.
- This card is just straight up MEAN looking. Very aesthetically pleasing design. I often just stop and stare at it in my case and drool.

Cons: - So, I did get a bit unlucky and lost the lottery with coil whine. I didn't really notice it at first, because it isn't terribly loud, but it's there. This seems to be a common problem with all GPUs these days. You win some, you lose some. Not enough to knock off an egg, though.
- Sag. Another modern GPU problem. The solid design of this card is both a pro and a con. For a while I had this card in a vertical case and the sag was scary. Luckily I needed a new case anyway, so I got a HAF XB EVO (horizontal motherboard layout) and the weight of the strix 970 is no longer an issue. But if you have a tower case, be prepared to prop this card up somehow, or the GPU sag might give you nightmares.
- Only one DisplayPort and HDMI output. Not an issue for me, but if you are doing crazy multi-monitor setups this may pose some probems, but in that case, you would probably be getting a more expensive card to begin with so no big.

Other Thoughts: I've been using this card in my new build which I completed 6 months ago for 1080p gaming, and it's still running great. I have this card paired with a 6700K and I'm getting great numbers in my games. Rise of the Tomb Raider, completely maxed at 1080p (and I mean COMPLETELY maxed, but with ReShade SMAA), I have to use a 30fps cap because it hovers between 30-40fps. But, considering that you aren't even supposed to run this game maxed out with a 4GB card, the 970 performs way better than I expected, and 98% of the time my fps is above 30 (I'm ok with using a 30fps cap, don't hate me). At high settings, it runs at 60, but I prefer visual fidelity over framerate so I just leave it maxed out and play at 30fps. Still WAY better than consoles!
Fallout 4 completely maxed at 1080p, it occasionally drops below 60fps--especially in Boston--but this could probably be solved by turning down render distance and a few other things that are relatively low visual impact. Still, the Strix 970 performs great even in circumstances that are said to require a 980 or 980Ti for absolutely maxed settings.
All in all, you won't find a better GPU at this price and with this level of performance. My next GPU will definitely be an ASUS Strix model. But, in the meantime, until Pascal comes out, the 970 is where it's at for 1080p gaming.

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