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Newegg has EVGA GeForce GTX 970 DirectX 12 04G-P4-3973-KR 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card for $254.99

With Promo Code: EMCELET24

link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6814487136

Performs better than RX 480 in most games, especially after OC'ed.
RX 480 starts at $240 or $250 w/o custom cooler.
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Needs to be $200
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Can someone explain what the heck all the different versions of the card mean? been out of the game for the past 2-3 years..

gtx 970 acx2.0+
gtx970 ftw
gtx 970 sc.....and so on and so on
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Can someone explain what the heck all the different versions of the card mean? been out of the game for the past 2-3 years..

gtx 970 acx2.0+
gtx970 ftw
gtx 970 sc.....and so on and so on
All the different versions refer to a different cooling design (ACX 2.0) or whether the card comes over clocked from the factory (SC for example). You might prefer a certain cooling design depending on how much you wanna overclock it, or you may buy a card that comes over clocked from factory, so you never have to touch it. Of course, you can overclock any model, its such an easy thing. Download MSI Afterburner or similar program, move a few slider bars, play games (or stress test) to test stability.I've heard people say the factory overclock models are usually higher quality chips that have more room to overclock but I can't confirm it.

That being said, all 3 models mentioned here are good, you'd be happy with any. Youd be happy with almost any model. When I bought mine years ago, I went with a MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G because I've never had an issue with them before, and they were considered great overclockers. Right out of the box I got a near 20% overclock with zero effort. It's been set closer to a 30% overclock (got it to run very close to a stock GTX 980) for over a year.

However, the price is not hot. There was a deal for a 970 a day or two ago for $200. They are going to continue to drop in price with the RX 480 release and upcoming GTX 1060. Also, the GTX 1070 and 1080 made huge performance and energy efficiency upgrades over the GeForce 9 series.

I'd skip this deal, if you have specific needs to get a card now, let us know your requirements and budgets and you'll get better options.
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wait a few weeks msrp will drop to 199.00
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First of all, an RX 480 cost $199 for the same amount of RAM as this GTX 970. You want an 8GB version, it cost $240.

Performance wise, stock to stock, the RX 480 handily beats the GTX 970 and has twice the amount of RAM at $240. I can't speak to overclock, but stock the RX 480 is a better deal. It also uses far less electricity, that saves you $$$. That said, there is a downside and that has to do with the power draw through the PCI-Express port. I don't think it is an issue, but that might make people lean towards an nvidia card.
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All the different versions refer to a different cooling design (ACX 2.0) or whether the card comes over clocked from the factory (SC for example). You might prefer a certain cooling design depending on how much you wanna overclock it, or you may buy a card that comes over clocked from factory, so you never have to touch it. Of course, you can overclock any model, its such an easy thing. Download MSI Afterburner or similar program, move a few slider bars, play games (or stress test) to test stability.I've heard people say the factory overclock models are usually higher quality chips that have more room to overclock but I can't confirm it.

That being said, all 3 models mentioned here are good, you'd be happy with any. Youd be happy with almost any model. When I bought mine years ago, I went with a MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G because I've never had an issue with them before, and they were considered great overclockers. Right out of the box I got a near 20% overclock with zero effort. It's been set closer to a 30% overclock (got it to run very close to a stock GTX 980) for over a year.

However, the price is not hot. There was a deal for a 970 a day or two ago for $200. They are going to continue to drop in price with the RX 480 release and upcoming GTX 1060. Also, the GTX 1070 and 1080 made huge performance and energy efficiency upgrades over the GeForce 9 series.

I'd skip this deal, if you have specific needs to get a card now, let us know your requirements and budgets and you'll get better options.
thanks for the thoughtful response. I've been teetering on what I want to do with my build. did somewhat of a budget build 2-3 years ago with a i5-2500k clocked to 3.7 constantly and a 560ti...I since was given aand switched to an amd radeon 7870 or 80 (2gb) I believe and it was an incremental upgrade (but free). I also run 8gb of hyperx 1600 ram on an gigabyte z68x board. I don't really feel like upgrading evetything..was hoping just to upgrade gpu as long as it won't cause a bottleneck. also considered adding another 8gb of ram but am having trouble finding 8gb more of what I got for a price that's not insane.

I was a long time cs 1.6player..took years off..now I mainly play overwatch and will play bf1..current rig runs overwatch super smooth on lower setting maintaining 100+ fps
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better of 150 usd
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so much hate on this. its the lowest price any aftermarket cooler 970 has ever been without a rebate. rx480 or not, it isn't a screaming hot deal, but it definitely doesn't deserve so many TD. if you put its price on the price/performance bell curve its right about where it should be. its not nearly as good a deal as the recent gtx980 at $280, but its also not a horrible deal either.
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today only because tomorrow it will be cheaper
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still to expensive
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thanks for the thoughtful response. I've been teetering on what I want to do with my build. did somewhat of a budget build 2-3 years ago with a i5-2500k clocked to 3.7 constantly and a 560ti...I since was given aand switched to an amd radeon 7870 or 80 (2gb) I believe and it was an incremental upgrade (but free). I also run 8gb of hyperx 1600 ram on an gigabyte z68x board. I don't really feel like upgrading evetything..was hoping just to upgrade gpu as long as it won't cause a bottleneck. also considered adding another 8gb of ram but am having trouble finding 8gb more of what I got for a price that's not insane.

I was a long time cs 1.6player..took years off..now I mainly play overwatch and will play bf1..current rig runs overwatch super smooth on lower setting maintaining 100+ fps
You sound like me. Long time CS player returned to FPS for Overwatch. I've been running a 2500k @ 4.2ghz since 2011 though. Since quitting CS I'd run Crossfire ATI 5770's which was fine for SC2 and WoW but obviously pretty bad for newer games. Picked up an EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked for $235 back in April and don't regret it. Everyone said wait for Pascal but I knew the prices for the first couple months were going to suck, and I needed something better than my 5770s. At the time the RX480 hadn't been announced and it would have given me reason to pause, but once benches came out last week I was still happy with my GTX 970 choice. I can run Overwatch now at 144hz/144fps, sometimes dipping down to 110, but it looks like I am limited by my CPU, not my GPU. BF1 will probably be more demanding, but I'll just wait and see what the bottleneck is. Thinking a 6600k or 6700k will be my next upgrade once Skylake refresh drives prices down a bit.
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You sound like me. Long time CS player returned to FPS for Overwatch. I've been running a 2500k @ 4.2ghz since 2011 though. Since quitting CS I'd run Crossfire ATI 5770's which was fine for SC2 and WoW but obviously pretty bad for newer games. Picked up an EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked for $235 back in April and don't regret it. Everyone said wait for Pascal but I knew the prices for the first couple months were going to suck, and I needed something better than my 5770s. At the time the RX480 hadn't been announced and it would have given me reason to pause, but once benches came out last week I was still happy with my GTX 970 choice. I can run Overwatch now at 144hz/144fps, sometimes dipping down to 110, but it looks like I am limited by my CPU, not my GPU. BF1 will probably be more demanding, but I'll just wait and see what the bottleneck is. Thinking a 6600k or 6700k will be my next upgrade once Skylake refresh drives prices down a bit.
you really think your 2500k clocked that high could be a bottleneck for a 970 or above?? darn...didn't realize the cpu was that old/underpowered
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you really think your 2500k clocked that high could be a bottleneck for a 970 or above?? darn...didn't realize the cpu was that old/underpowered
Not for any other AAA games, but for Overwatch with graphics mostly on low, yes. The engine is extremely efficient at multithreading and going from 4 Sandy Bridge cores to 4 Skylake cores would be about a 30% performance increase. 4 more Hyperthreaded cores (6700k) might get you another 10-20% on top of that.

Generally though I expect the GTX 970 to be far more limiting on BF1, and certainly any single player AAA titles, which I'm not interested in anyways. The nice thing is that you can always turn down graphics settings, you usually can't do much to free up CPU clocks with ingame settings. I value FPS and visual smoothness more than perfect shadows and lighting.
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First of all, an RX 480 cost $199 for the same amount of RAM as this GTX 970. You want an 8GB version, it cost $240.

Performance wise, stock to stock, the RX 480 handily beats the GTX 970 and has twice the amount of RAM at $240. I can't speak to overclock, but stock the RX 480 is a better deal. It also uses far less electricity, that saves you $$$. That said, there is a downside and that has to do with the power draw through the PCI-Express port. I don't think it is an issue, but that might make people lean towards an nvidia card.
i would wait on custom rx480 to come out with 8 pin connector the issue is well documented just like gtx 970 3.5gb issue.
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