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.
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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
I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.
- Asus GeForce GTX 970 4 GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card (STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5)
- Apply Code: EMCKANV27 at checkout.
- Price (after coupon): $308.74 - $20.00 Rebate = $288.74 + Free Shipping
- Limit 2 Per Household
- Rebate is valid 10/01/15 to 10/31/15
- This GPU includes a Free NVIDIA Bullets or Blades Voucher (Choose Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege or Assassin's Creed Syndicate) at checkout.
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.