Date Joined: 03/27/05
Pros: Easy installation
Compatibility with older hardware
Cons: None that I could see so far
Overall Review: After my AMD 7970 died after 4 years I wanted a card that had a comparative, if not better, performance. After some reviews and spec checking I came to the conclusion that the GTX 970 would be the best option. If I was going with all new hardware I would have purchased a 980Ti but I will not upgrade my core system for some time.
The card requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector with enough capacity for the card. My older 800W power supply worked great with it. The card is also wider than normal so that may be a problem with narrow cases.
Pros: Easy to install. Works on the SATA I, and SATA II ports on my board. Also works with my NexStar 3 external enclosure with eSata.
Overall Review: They run hotter (40C) than my old disks.
Pros: Very easy and quick to install. Installed it on a 6 year old computer with 2 GB of ram and it works better than XP.
Cons: Needs XP installed for the upgrade to go smoothly. Not just the disk.
Overall Review: I wanted a fresh install. So I had to install XP and immediately installed 7. I was able to quickly format the disk just before installation within the Windows 7 setup after it checked that XP was previously installed.