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MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC

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MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC review: specs and price

MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC
MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC

Why is MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC better than the average?

  • GPU clock speed
    1076MHzvs1047.11MHz
  • Pixel rate
    60.3GPixel/svs42.3GPixel/s
  • Effective memory speed
    7012MHzvs5724.9MHz
  • GPU memory speed
    1753MHzvs1415.42MHz
  • Maximum memory bandwidth
    224.4GB/svs203.85GB/s
  • Shading units
    1664vs1556.3
  • Thermal design power (TDP)
    148Wvs160.47W
  • RAM
    4GBvs3.7GB

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General info

1.thermal design power (TDP)

148W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

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18W

2.number of transistors

5200 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

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136000 million

3.semiconductor size

28nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

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1nm

4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

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3

5.width

267mm

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115mm

6.height

111mm

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68mm

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Performance

1.pixel rate

60.3GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

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208.4GPixel/s

2.GPU clock speed

1076MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

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1784MHz

3.GPU memory speed

1753MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

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5505MHz

4.texture rate

111.9GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

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521GTexels/s

5.floating-point performance

3.58TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

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110TFLOPS

6.shading units

1664

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

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51232

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Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

224.4GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

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2242GB/s

2.effective memory speed

7012MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.

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14400MHz

3.memory bus width

256bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

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8192bit

4.RAM

4GB

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32.77GB

5.version of GDDR memory

5

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

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6

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Ports

1.has a HDMI output
MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.DisplayPort outputs

3

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

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4

3.DVI outputs

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

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10

4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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6

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Features

1.OpenGL version

4.5

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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12

2.DirectX version

12

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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12.1

3.OpenCL version

1.2

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

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4.5

4.Supports 4K resolution
MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

5.Supports multi-display technology
MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

6.Supports 3D
MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

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