MSI GTX970 Gaming Review

Power Draw and Temperatures

MSI GTX970 Gaming Review

Power Draw

Probably the most important thing in any modern technology is the ecology/greenness of it. We're all, thankfully, significantly more aware of our planets dwindling resources than we were before, and the manufacturers have taken this on board. The MSI GTX970 Gaming when in our test system sups barely 100W more than the GTX750Ti, or if you wish to look at it the other way, 150W less than the GTX780Ti.

MSI GTX970 Gaming Review

Temperatures

There are two things worthy of note when it comes to the temperatures from the MSI GTX970 Gaming. Firstly the idle temperature isn't as bad as it seems because at idle the card turns into a passive one. So it's actually impressive considering. If that opens your eyes, the load performance is spell-binding. 63°C. Ridiculously cool.

That isn't even the best part of the Twin Frozr V though, as it's nearly silent. At idle it's obviously silent because it's passive, but even under load the case fans were louder than the card. Brilliant. Colour us massively impressed.

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Most Recent Comments

19-09-2014, 00:47:13

Wraith
Bloody impressive stuff Guv, Maxwell seems to have been worth the wait, the OC results have staggered me.. I really can't wait now to see what the GTX 980 Ti is capable of.Quote

19-09-2014, 01:42:02

WYP
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Bloody impressive stuff Guv, Maxwell seems to have been worth the wait, the OC results have staggered me.. I really can't wait now to see what the GTX 980 Ti is capable of.
The GPU core used in the GTX 980 is the full core, so do not expect a 980Ti (at least with any extra CUDA cores).

I see a Titan 2 in 2015, but that's just a hunch. I guess we will see.Quote

19-09-2014, 04:31:56

WillSK
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
The GPU core used in the GTX 980 is the full core, so do not expect a 980Ti (at least with any extra CUDA cores).

I see a Titan 2 in 2015, but that's just a hunch. I guess we will see.
I actually hope they don't carry on with a top of the range "Ti"

My personal opinion was that the previous positioning was better. To me a Ti card was always a mid high end card with that Extra "Oomph"

I think the "Titan" branding is far more suited to high end

Just my 2 cents.

P.S This card looks awesome Quote

19-09-2014, 06:55:46

Cru
970 is the real winner of this release. f'ing amazingQuote

19-09-2014, 07:57:00

piezor
Love the look of this card. Cooler looks tall though. Will this fit in a corsair 240 air case. Got one coming at the end of the month so don't have it to measure myself yet :-(Quote
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