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MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU
  • 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 VRAM
  • DL-DVI-D, DL-DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort

Product overview

• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU
• 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 VRAM
• DL-DVI-D, DL-DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort
• PCI Express 3.0
• 3-way SLI ready
• Gaming App
• Military Class 4 Components
• Twin Frozr V Thermal Design

Get VR Ready with GeForce® GTX
GeForce® GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. Rigs and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready" ensure that your VR games will be optimized with a best-in-class GPU.

Immersive VR requires seven times1 the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA’s unique set of features—such as multi-res shading—mean you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing.

More Performance
MSI GAMING Graphics Cards give you more performance out of the box. Whether it’s a pre-overclocked model or you use the Gaming App, you can just get right in the game and enjoy more performance. Overclocking through the MSI Gaming App is covered by warranty to take away your worries. Get in there and start winning!

Twin Frozr V - Cooler, Quieter, Better Gaming
With every new generation of GPUs comes more performance. With every new generation of MSI Twin Frozr we give you less noise and heat!. We’ve listened to all your requests and the new Twin Frozr V is smaller, features stronger fans, generates less noise, keeps your graphics card and its components cooler and matches perfectly with your MSI GAMING motherboard including some funky LED lightning. We’ve spent 18 months on the development of the Twin Frozr V, including field testing in gaming cafés to ensure the cards have the quality and stability to give you the FPS you need.

Gaming App
The latest version of the MSI Gaming App is expanded with MSI Scenamax technology (under the EyeRest tab) to provide you easy access to image quality improving technology in the easy comfort of the MSI Gaming App.

OC Mode
Maximum Performance through higher clock speeds and increased fan performance.

Gaming Mode (Default)
The best balance between in-game performance and thermal.

Silent Mode
The best environment for minimal fan noise.

MSI Gaming app EyeRest Tab
Quickly adjust display settings to your visual needs. Expand the tab by clicking on the "eyecon" and select your preferred setting.

Eye Rest Mode
Helps you sleep and rest better by reducing the blue light balance of your screen to let your body acclimatize to the night time.

Gaming Mode
More intense colours

Movie Mode
Dynamically adjusts Gamma and Contrast ratios for the clearest movie viewing experience

Easy for Gaming, better for your eyes. and increased contrast let’s you live the gaming life as the creators meant it.

Twin Frozr
MSI’s Twin Frozr series has been the definition of graphics card coolers in the PC industry. Kicking off the dual-fan trend, MSI today stays true to its design offering the best thermal and acoustic performance in its class.

Two powerful 10cm radius Torx Fans provide massive airflow thanks to the new dispersion blade, instantly reducing noise by about 5% compared to previous generation’s designs. This reduces temperatures by about 10°C at maximum fan speed compared to the Twin Frozr IV Advanced.

Under those fans lies a massive heat-sink with Airflow Control Technology which covers 90% of the fans diameter. Connected to the GPU is MSI’s special SuperSU Architecture which allows the SuperPipes and regular size heat pipes to do their work more effectively.

MSI Afterburner is the world’s favourite cross-vendor GPU overclocking tool. The easy interface gives access to the most detailed information about your graphics card and allows for tinkering with pretty much anything available on your graphics card.
Compatible with 64-bit Apps, available in many languages, including, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Korean and completely customizable with many user-generated skins, everyone feels at home.
You can also run Afterburner on your iOS or Android smartphone and the built-in benchmarking utility Kombustor gives you insight in your Graphics Cards’ true performance.

A built-in screen and video capturing tool named Predator which captures your screen as still images or videos with the push of a button and allows you to capture and record your coolest, goofiest and most awesome gaming moments on your PC!

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent GPU. Went into store to purchase this card. I had a GTX 660 Ti before, also from MSI. This card is fantastic, it automatically has provided a massive boost over my 660Ti. This can play all modern (2014 at the time of writing this) games at easy 1080p high/max settings and that is without any overclocking! MSI are known for having amazing coolers, and running this card on max settings on BF4 has this card between 55-65C which is absolutely fine for GPUs, they can take much higher temperatures than CPUs. For value, this is definitely the best GPU you can buy. Better than a Titan Black and an R9 290X and cheaper!
Date published: 2014-11-12
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Graphics Engine NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970
Bus Standard PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 4096
Memory Interface 256 bits
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 1140MHz Core (Boost Clock:1279MHz) (OC Mode)
1114MHz Core (Boost Clock:1253MHz) (Gaming Mode)
1051MHz Core (Boost Clock:1178MHz) (Silent Mode)
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 7010
Virtual Reality Ready Yes
DVI Output 2 (Dual-link DVI-I, Dual-link DVI-D)
Max Resolution: 2048x1536 @60 Hz.
Maximum Displays 4
HDMI-Output 1
Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @24 Hz
DisplayPort 1
Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz
Multi-GPU Technology SLI, 3-way
HDCP Support Y
Power consumption (W) 148
HDMI Support Y
Recommended Power 500
Dual-link DVI Y
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin
Accessories 1x 8-pin Power Cable, 1x DVI to VGA Dongle
DirectX Version Support 12
OpenGL Version Support 4.4
SLI Support Y
3-way SLI Y
Card Dimension(mm) 269 x 141 x 35
Weight 814

What sort of connection does this take off the PSU?

Asked by: Dank
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-26

Technically it's two questions,; 1; Would I need to upgrade my PSU - current PSU 500w CiT that comes with the CiT Shade Case, if so, what would I need? 2' Will this work on a Asus M5A78L-M LX3 motherboard? 

Asked by: Martin
500w may be ok to use with this card, however it does depend on all the other components inside your PC. Add up their wattage and add 148w for this card - if it it is under 500w then it will be ok. One other point to double check is that your current power supply has a spare 6pin and a spare 8pin pci power connector. If not then I would recommend the following PSU: Your motherboard is compatible with this card.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2015-12-16

Hello there, I can't see nothing about a guarantee, so I would like to ask you, if this item is warranted or not. Thanks 

Asked by: Lukas
We have a 365 day product quality 'no quibble guarantee' (proof of purchase required). Should your product experience a fault, simply return it within a year for an exchange, credit note or full refund. Returns can be completed in store of by contacting our Customer Service Team. For further information I have copied a link to our return/refund help page.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-10-02

Hi does this come with the new witcher 3 and batman games?

Asked by: Spardin
Yes the games are included with a purchase of this graphics card.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

I am sorry for the silly question, buying it for my son computer. What is the difference between ASUS Nvidia STRIX GTX 970 OC 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card and MSI Nvidia the same 970 card? I cannot choose as do not understand the difference

Asked by: liudmyla
The cards are the same but the MSI one has been slightly overclocked by MSI to give slightly better performance.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17
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