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MSI® NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970 Armor OC 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

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  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970 chipset with a core speed of 1,102MHz, 1,241MHz boost clock speed
  • 4GB of GDDR5 video memory (VRAM) running at 7,010MHz, for excellent graphics rendering performance at 1440p
  • Suitable for playing a vast majority of games on high visual settings at 1440p resolutions, without a drop in performance

Product overview

• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970 chipset with a core speed of 1,102MHz, 1,241MHz boost clock speed
• 4GB of GDDR5 video memory (VRAM) running at 7,010MHz, for excellent graphics rendering performance at 1440p
• Suitable for playing a vast majority of games on high visual settings at 1440p resolutions, without a drop in performance
• Connect a range of monitors to the graphics card with a DisplayPort, DVI-I, DVI-D and HDMI ports
• Supports four monitors simultaneously for an immersive gaming experience, with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels on each, 4K (UHD) supported
• Three-way SLI® support allows you to connect up to four graphics cards together for extreme performance benefits
• Full-sized card that takes up two expansion case slots, so please check your case and motherboard dimensions first
• Armor 2X Thermal design delivers more airflow and better heat dissipation over GTX970 reference cards
• Manufacturer part number: GTX 970 4GD5T OC

Special feature
• Virtual reality (VR) ready so you can enjoy a fascinating 360 degree gaming experience

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 times 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.

What can I expect from this graphics card?
This MSI GTX 970 Armor OC has all the features needed for an upgrade or for use in a completely new computer build. It slots into the PCI Express (PCIe) x16 lane on your motherboard and operates on NVIDIA’s GeForce® GTX™ 970 chipset with a base speed of 1,102MHz. You will be able to play games at high settings on almost any monitor thanks to the 4GB of GGDR5 memory used. Included are propeller blade fans that allow you to enjoy gaming with reduced noise. On top of being VR ready, this card has other features that make it a great choice for you to future proof your system for a long time.

What is the performance like on this card?
This card has 4GB of GDDR5 that runs at a clock speed of 7010MHz, which means you can turn up the visual settings in your game for a highly detailed and textured environment, so you can enjoy your game in all its glory. In addition, the memory bus of 256-bits provides you with a card that can render and display visual content quickly, for a smoother display (higher frame rates). You can improve the performance even further by using multiple graphics cards together, with three-way SLI® supported. NVIDIA® GPU Boost™ 2.0 has also been embedded into this card, which automatically boosts the performance.

How can I connect to this graphics card?
Supplied with a DisplayPort, DVI-I, DVI-D and HDMI port, a number of different display devices can be connected to this graphics card. When used in conjunction with a 4K ready monitor you are able to watch amazing detailing on your screen thanks to the maximum resolution supported being 4096 x 2160 pixels. Up to four monitors can be used simultaneously on this graphics card. This not only helps productivity, but can aid in setting four monitors as one single screen for an incredible gaming experience, through the use of NVIDIA® Surround™.

You also play in 3D through the support of NVIDIA 3D Vision®, so you can game, watch movies and view pictures in 3D from your computer. Another exciting feature is NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, which when used with a compatible monitor, outputs scenes instantly by synchronising the monitor’s refresh rate with this graphics card. This minimises display shutter and input lag, giving you smooth gameplay and a competitive advantage.

How is this card cooled?
The MSI GTX970 Armor OC uses the Armor 2X thermal design. This uses twin propeller blade fans which produce 20% more airflow than traditional cooling fans. The airflow is directed onto the heat pipes of a large heatsink which increases cooling efficiency of the card, and enhances heat dissipation.

Is there software included to overclock this card?
Supplied with this graphics card is the MSI afterburner software. Using this software, you can in tune your card (overclock) in real-time to push it to its limit for improved performance. Clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more can all be edited using this interface.


Graphics Engine NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory Type GDDR5
Video Memory Capacity 4GB
Memory Clock Speed 7010 MHz
Memory Interface/bus 256-bit
Engine Clock Base 1102 MHz
Engine Clock Boost/max 1241 MHz
Virtual reality ready Yes
Number of slots taken up 2
Video Outputs
Number of DisplayPort outputs 1
Display Port version 1.2
Number of Mini Display Port outputs 0
Min Display Port version N/A
Number of D-Sub outputs 0
Number of DVI outputs 2 (1 x Dual-link DVI-I and 1 x Dual-link DVI-D)
Number of mini HDMI outputs 0
Number of HDMI outputs 1
HDMI standard 2.0
Max number of displays 4
Max resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels
Multi-GPU support Yes – 3-way SLI®
Cooling type Armor 2X
HDCP Support Yes
Power Consumption Up to 145 W
External power supply required? Yes – additional 6+8 pin PCIe power required
Minimum recommended power supply 500 W
Software MSI Afterburner OC software + Driver
DirectX version support 12 API with Feature Level 12.1
OpenGL Version Support 4.4
Height 125 mm
Width 275 mm
Depth 36 mm
Weight 610 g
Manufacturer part number GTX 970 4GD5T OC
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years

Would this fit an acer predator g3-605

Asked by: wendy 13
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-09

Will this work with the z97 pro gamer motherboard and i7 4790k processor

Asked by: HDTV
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-11

do you sell these brand new?

Asked by: danzigy14
This is a new unit, not a pre-owned.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-09-09

what are the measurements of this card and will it fit into your PC Specialist infinity XS II A8 7600

Asked by: shrek
The full dimensions are as follows; Dimension / Weight: 275x125x36mm / 610g This should fit physically in the Infinity XS, however an upgrade to the PSU may be required to cope with the additional power drain.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-08

Does this require a Power consumption I.e 6 pin connector

Asked by: samuelp14
Yes, this item will need additional PCIE power.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-05

does this require a higher wat power than a 500 wat power suply

Asked by: shrek
Power Consumption: 145W
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-04

Is this video card low profile or standard?

Asked by: Narada
No it is full size.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-28

Will this run 4k videos ie 4ktv on netflix/youtube

Asked by: basser
Yes this can output at 4k.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-04
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