GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 3D Mark Okay, technical Info, known issues and bugs

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The GeForce GTX 970 is a graphics card from NVIDIA based on the Maxwell architecture and released in September 2014. It offers solid performance for many modern games and applications. Here is the technical information about the GeForce GTX 970:

Technical specifications:

- GPU architecture:
Maxwell (GM204)
- CUDA cores:
- Base clock:
1050 MHz
- Boost clock:
1178 MHz
- Memory:
- Memory clock speed:
7010 MHz (effective)
- Memory interface:
256-bit (effective bandwidth: 224 GB/s)
- **TDP (Thermal Design Power): ** 145W
- Ports:
1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DVI-I, 1 x DVI-D, 3 x DisplayPort 1.2
- SLI Support:
Yes, up to 4-way SLI
- DirectX version:
12 (Feature Level 12_1)
- OpenGL version:
- OpenCL version:
- PCIe interface:
PCIe 3.0 x16


- Maxwell Architecture:
Offers improved power efficiency and performance per watt compared to previous generations.
Supports G-SYNC technology for smoother gameplay without tearing.
- NVIDIA GameWorks:
Built-in tools and libraries to improve game graphics and physics.
- NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0:
Dynamically adjusts GPU clock speed for optimal performance under various load conditions.
- ShadowPlay:
Allows you to record and stream gameplay.
- TXAA and FXAA:
Anti-aliasing techniques to improve image quality.

Cooling and Power:

- Cooling:
Reference models come with a cooling solution that uses a single axial fan. However, many third-party providers offer custom cooling solutions.
- Power Connectors:
Requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe power connector.
- Recommended power supply power:
At least 500 W


The GeForce GTX 970 is well suited for 1080p and 1440p gaming at high to maximum settings in many games. It also offers sufficient performance for VR applications and is well suited for creative applications such as video and image editing as long as they are not extremely memory intensive.

The GeForce GTX 970 remains a popular choice for many gamers and offers a good balance between price and performance. Despite the controversy over memory, it remains a solid option for many gaming and graphics tasks.

GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2, known issues and bugs.

The GeForce GTX 970 is a popular graphics card, but it can have some known issues and bugs. Here are some of the commonly reported issues:

1. Memory Segmentation:
A known issue with the GTX 970 relates to the actual usage of the 4GB GDDR5 memory. The card uses 3.5GB of memory efficiently, while the last 0.5GB is slower and has lower memory bandwidth. This can cause performance issues in memory-intensive applications and games when the entire 4GB is used.

2. Driver Issues:
As with many graphics cards, the GTX 970 can occasionally experience driver issues. These can lead to crashes, graphical errors and performance issues. Regular NVIDIA driver updates can help minimize these issues.

3. Stuttering and Frame Time Issues:
Some users have reported stuttering and erratic frame times, particularly with games that use a lot of memory. This is often related to the memory segmentation problem.

4. Compatibility Issues:
There have been reported cases of compatibility issues with certain games and applications. This could be due to specific optimizations in the games or driver issues.

5. Overheating:
As with many powerful graphics cards, the GTX 970 can overheat under heavy load if cooling is inadequate. This can lead to thermal throttling and reduced performance. Proper case ventilation and regular cleaning of fans and heatsinks can help prevent this problem.

6. Coil Whine):
Some users report a high-pitched noise known as coil whine, especially at high frame rates or high GPU usage. This is usually a harmless but annoying noise caused by the card's electrical components.

Solutions and Recommendations:

- Driver Updates:
Keep drivers updated to ensure the best possible performance and stability. NVIDIA regularly releases updates that fix issues and improve compatibility.
- Cooling:
Make sure that your PC case is well ventilated and that the graphics card's cooling system works adequately. Clean the fans and heatsinks regularly.
- Adjust settings:
Adjust graphics settings in games to optimize memory usage and minimize possible stuttering issues. Reduce texture quality or other memory-intensive settings if problems occur.
- Monitoring Tools:
Use monitoring software such as MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z to keep an eye on GPU temperature and usage and identify potential problems early.

If problems persist, it may be helpful to search forums or technical support services for specific solutions and workarounds for your system.
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