Gigabyte Silently Launches New GTX 970 Graphics Card

/ 3 years ago


Just a week ago Gigabyte launched their GTX 980 and 970 G1 Gaming edition and now they’ve silently launched their second factory overclocked GTX 970 version. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC (GV-N970WF3OC-4GD). While their press room didn’t mention the new card, it has appeared under the available products and some shops already stock them ready to ship.


The new card features a factory-overclocked GPU with a core speed of 1114 MHz and a boost to 1253 MHz. The 4 GB memory runs at 7.00 GHz (1750 MHz). The base clock is slightly lower than the G1 Gaming Edition, but the boost stays the same; the reference version runs on 1050 MHz with a boost to 1178 MHz, just as comparison.

The cooling is taken care of by the newest generation of Gigabyte’s dual-slot WindForce 3X cooling solution. The three axial 80 mm fans couple with the effective heatsink can handle a lot higher thermal loads than this card can provide; a meagre 145W TDP.

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Based on the 28 nm GM204 silicon, the GeForce GTX 970 features 1664 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. It performs 370 GFLOPS (Single) and 154 GFLOPS (Double)


There should be plenty of connection options for everyone on this card with two DVI, a HDMI 2.0 and three DisplayPort 1.2. With the Flex Display four of these can be used at once. The card measures 310 x 129 x 43 mm and allows multi-SLI setup.

While I couldn’t find it listed in neither UK nor US, German retailers have started to list it this morning starting at €339 plus shipping and handling.

Thank you Gigabyte for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Gigabyte

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