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  • #16
    Originally posted by Afrodisiac2 View Post
    Are you not bothered by the recent GTX 970 3.5GB/0.5GB debacle? I have a GTX 970 myself and I think it's a great card, just wondering. If I had to buy one today maybe I'd go for a GTX 980 instead.
    I'm not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, its still a good card, but on the other hand Nvidia clearly advertised this with false specs.

    I'm hoping there will be a partial refund or free game of some sort because the other specs of the 970: power consumption, noise, performance, etc are perfect.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by billdcat4 View Post
      I'm not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, its still a good card, but on the other hand Nvidia clearly advertised this with false specs.I'm hoping there will be a partial refund or free game of some sort because the other specs of the 970: power consumption, noise, performance, etc are perfect.
      Even AMD's offer to give a steep discount on people with GTX 970 problems probably won't sway me because the GTX 970 is basically perfect. EVGA was nice enough to offer me an extended step-up period (I've owned the card since September) but its an expensive step-up to the GTX 980, and that's way overkill at 1080p (my resolution). The GTX 970 is overkill at 1080p. I play Shadow of Mordor, Borderlands TPS, Alien Isolation, with everything turned up as high as they can possibly go and the fan doesn't even ramp up.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Afrodisiac2 View Post
        Even AMD's offer to give a steep discount on people with GTX 970 problems probably won't sway me because the GTX 970 is basically perfect. EVGA was nice enough to offer me an extended step-up period (I've owned the card since September) but its an expensive step-up to the GTX 980, and that's way overkill at 1080p (my resolution). The GTX 970 is overkill at 1080p. I play Shadow of Mordor, Borderlands TPS, Alien Isolation, with everything turned up as high as they can possibly go and the fan doesn't even ramp up.
        Do you experience any coil whine with your EVGA GTX 970?
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        • #19
          Originally posted by billdcat4 View Post
          Do you experience any coil whine with your EVGA GTX 970?
          No. It's not an ACX 2.0 one, it's one of the first run ACX 1.0 ones. Vanilla model.

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          • #20
            Everything aside from the GPU and the heatsink mounting kit are here.

            I'll post a build log in a couple of days.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Afrodisiac2 View Post
              Even AMD's offer to give a steep discount on people with GTX 970 problems probably won't sway me because the GTX 970 is basically perfect. EVGA was nice enough to offer me an extended step-up period (I've owned the card since September) but its an expensive step-up to the GTX 980, and that's way overkill at 1080p (my resolution). The GTX 970 is overkill at 1080p. I play Shadow of Mordor, Borderlands TPS, Alien Isolation, with everything turned up as high as they can possibly go and the fan doesn't even ramp up.
              I've seen lots of articles about AMD's "offer" but nothing official that states specifically what that offer is.

              And I agree, the 970 is still a great card. The benchmarks don't lie - even with its less-than-advertised specs it's still great performance at its price point. But I wouldn't be as upset if GPU identification software like GPU-Z showed the correct VRAM amounts, and the actual number of shaders and ROPs. But as it is it smacks of a cover-up and I find it despicable. Not enough to actually DO anything about it at this point - because I do love my cards - but this may factor into my purchasing decisions down the road.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by YMAA View Post
                I've seen lots of articles about AMD's "offer" but nothing official that states specifically what that offer is. And I agree, the 970 is still a great card. The benchmarks don't lie - even with its less-than-advertised specs it's still great performance at its price point. But I wouldn't be as upset if GPU identification software like GPU-Z showed the correct VRAM amounts, and the actual number of shaders and ROPs. But as it is it smacks of a cover-up and I find it despicable. Not enough to actually DO anything about it at this point - because I do love my cards - but this may factor into my purchasing decisions down the road.
                I'm essentially in the same boat. Intellectually I understand Nvidia did something shady, but as a weekend gamer I'm finding it hard to be truly upset because I like my GTX 970. My next upgrade won't be for another half decade, so who knows what happens until then.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Afrodisiac2 View Post
                  Are you not bothered by the recent GTX 970 3.5GB/0.5GB debacle? I have a GTX 970 myself and I think it's a great card, just wondering. If I had to buy one today maybe I'd go for a GTX 980 instead.
                  I'm not concerned with that particular debacle. The card does perform well in most things, as well as using less power which results in lower heat emitted. For my main use, folding, the GTX970 produces significantly less PPD than the GTX980, so I wouldn't buy a 970 again. A big problem FAH said is the drivers, which don't work with the latest FAH projects. The really strange thing is that the older GTX7xx cards handle the latest FAH projects without any trouble.

                  I'm rather skeptical about the explanation that FAH has given. Unless the coding for the latest projects has been changed, I see no reason that a project that will work with a GTX7xx card would not work with a GTX9xx card. In addition, the earlier core 17 and 18 projects worked fine with the GTX9xx cards, so why not use the same coding on the later projects to engage the cards? Admittedly, I'm far from an expert on such matters, but I think there's more than meets the eye here.
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