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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 Extreme OC Graphics Card Revealed



/ 2 years ago

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The new Zotac GTX 970 Extreme OC graphics card has been revealed this week, which features a new cooler design to help the card reach higher factory overclocks. The card is equipped with five heat pipes, three large fans, a built-in overclocking module and it’s one of the few Maxwell based cards that requires 8+8 power connectors (most are 6+6), which should be some indication of the extra performance that this card offers. The card comes with a 1203 base clock, 1355 boost and 7200 Mhz memory, so there is no doubt that this card is going to be one of the fastest GTX 970’s around.

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The only downside to all of this performance is that the card is incredibly ugly, of course that is just my opinion, but the cooling solution looks very closed in with lots of weird carbon fibre panels and an extended shroud over the heat pipes; making the card look incredibly wide. The card is equipped with customisable LED lighting, but as you can see in the images, this looks pretty cheap and nasty overall and perhaps a more understated design would have been better.

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No details on price or availability just yet, but expect to pay a small premium over the stock card for the extra speed and cooling features.

Thank you Chiphell for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Chiphell.


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  • Zvonimir Pavić

    LOOKS SO BADASS !?!?!

  • Wayne

    I concur, this thing looks dreadful.

  • Looks awesome

  • Weston Konik

    i know a few cases (mostly ITX) has upright GPU placement… but 99% of windowed cases have a horizontal GPU placement. GPU manufactures need to start forgetting the asthetics of the fan area, and focus on the top and back of the card, as that is what 99% of us will see. the new Gigabyte G1 970 got a lot right, but having the LED only blue was the only major downfall. all LEDs should be RGB now