Frontpage Deal
Newegg Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 Video Card + NVIDIA PCDD Game EXPIRED

TDMVP73 24,300 101,930 October 13, 2015 at 01:51 AM in Video Cards (8) More Newegg Deals
Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Deal
Score
+61
62,347 Views
See Deal
$288.75

Deal Details

Promoted 10-27-2015 by Discombobulated at 01:01 AM View Original Post
Update: Offer available again w/ new promo code

Newegg.com has ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX 4GB GDDR5 Video Card + NVIDIA Game Voucher for $324.99 (price discounted at checkout) - 5% w/ promo code EMCKANV27 - $20 Rebate = $288.74. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

Note, the NVIDIA Bullets/Blades Game Voucher will automatically be added to cart automatically when you add the video card.

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by Discombobulated

Head on over to GeForce to redeem your game voucher: Select from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Siege Six Siege or Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for free w/ this purchase of this GPU. Limit two rebates per household and must be postmarked within 30 days of purchase - Discombobulated

Share

Original Post

Edited October 27, 2015 at 12:55 AM by Discombobulated
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
About the OP
Give Rep Send Message
TDMVP73 Pro
St. Louis, MO Joined May 2010 L10: Grand Master
101,930 Reputation Points
6,618 Deals Posted
10,974 Votes Submitted
24,300 Comments Posted

Community Wiki

Last Edited by TekkenLord October 27, 2015 at 03:13 AM
The 970 has a bizarre VRAM partitioning scheme that prevents the card from actually reaching the claimed speed of 224 GB/s. It is partitioned into a 3.5 GB 196 GB/s section and a .5 GB 28 GB/s partition. That 28 GB/s is half the speed of the VRAM in a midrange card from 2007 (the 8800 GT).

Nvidia claims that its engineering team came up with this design completely on their own, without telling management. Not only did they allegedly completely invent this new scheme they managed to get it produced with no one else at the company knowing for months! That's what Nvidia claims — that management and marketing had no idea what the actual product was in terms of how it was supposed to be designed and how it ended up being designed. COLOR="Red"]<== You sure? This is the similar scheme that VW uses its SW manipulation to dial down the smog standard.[/COLOR]

Nvidia is probably filling the really slow VRAM with data that is rarely accessed to prevent the stuttering problems that happen when games try to access that VRAM as if it's normal speed VRAM rather than super-slow VRAM. So, what you really end up with is a 3.5 GB card in terms of VRAM that functions at an adequate speed for contemporary gaming.

This was the first card designed for the enthusiast market with this VRAM partitioning scheme and the first card sold without people knowing what its real specs were. The ROP count, cache size, VRAM speed, and the existence of the partition (which has XOR bus contention) were all surprises once the truth came out.

133 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#4
I heard next month we get 1XXX revision. Reason these are getting cheaper
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#5
Quote from x2ruff4u View Post :
I heard next month we get 1XXX revision. Reason these are getting cheaper
Looks like a pretty sweet deal...but now I'm stuck with analysis paralysis because of the uncertainty of pricing due to the new line coming....
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#6
Quote from x2ruff4u View Post :
I heard next month we get 1XXX revision. Reason these are getting cheaper
interesting... wonder if they will have 4GB at that time........ ????
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#7
I've seen some deals on graphics cards recently. Would it be better to wait for better prices closer to black friday/cyber monday?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#8
Quote from x2ruff4u View Post :
I heard next month we get 1XXX revision. Reason these are getting cheaper

next month? think you mean next year, itl probably be 6-8 months before you see a GTX 970 replacement.

Also these haven't dropped in price. You see 1 or 2 deals for the $290 price range every month, I dont see it dropping any lower until next year.
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 0
#9
i just ordered the zotac gtx 970. 286 free shipping and no tax on jet.com.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 1
#10
The question is, would Nvidia every support asyn properly? and would that matter?

I would want to go with Nvidia, but not knowing how async would affect the industry and consider that consoles are async capable is a big question mark until next sets of cards get released.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#11
I can't believe this card is still so expensive. I bought it for the same price over 6 months ago. I think it is worth about 180. Also my 970 crashes in most games unless I underclock it anyway. Even then it still crashes in tomb raider. Lame.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 2
#12
Quote from MikeM9757 View Post :
I can't believe this card is still so expensive. I bought it for the same price over 6 months ago. I think it is worth about 180. Also my 970 crashes in most games unless I underclock it anyway. Even then it still crashes in tomb raider. Lame.
Uh, I think your card might be broken dude. My 670 ran Tomb Raider just fine at 1440...
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
#13
Quote from x2ruff4u View Post :
I heard next month we get 1XXX revision. Reason these are getting cheaper
They would not launch a new product line so close to the holiday season because it would halt the sales of previous architecture and they would not be able to supply enough to fit demand for the new architecture thus giving market share to AMD. They already have an advantage with more efficient cards with a smaller transistor size, they do not need to release another to be competitive.

Last year when the GTX 970 and 980 came out, it was in September and they still could not meet demand by the holiday season. Stores were out of stock constantly so the last generation cards did not even go on sale until stock improved after the holiday season was over.

I can see a Q1 release, but nothing before that.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#14
Quote from TRodden View Post :
I've seen some deals on graphics cards recently. Would it be better to wait for better prices closer to black friday/cyber monday?
I'm in no hurry, so I'm going to wait and see the holiday deals. This seems to be a consistent sale price for a 970. It will be at this price again if nothing better comes up during the holidays.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
#15
I have this card and it kicks ass. I think the gtx 970 should be priced around $250-260. however, you can't go wrong with the price/performance of this card.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 9
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard