NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 900
Release Date
September 19th, 2014
Launch Price
$329 USD
PCB Code
180-1G401-1102
P/N Code
600-1G401-0020
S/N Code
PG401-A02
Model
NVIDIA PG401 SKU 020
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
GM204-200 (GM204)
Architecture
Maxwell
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
398 mm2
Transistors Count
5.2B
Transistors Density
13.1M TRAN/mm2
CUDA Cores
1664
SMMs
13
GPCs
4
TMUs
104
ROPs
56
Clocks
Base Clock
1051 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Memory Clock
1750 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
7000 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
3584 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
224-bit
Memory Bandwidth
196 GB/s
Technologies
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • NVIDIA Adaptive VSync
  • NVIDIA CUDA
  • NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR)
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0
  • NVIDIA MFAA
  • NVIDIA PhysX
  • NVIDIA VXGI

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
26.67 cm
Length
11.11 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
2 × 6-pin
TDP/TBP
145 W
Recommended PSU
450 W
Maximum Temperature
98 °C
Multi-GPU Support
3-way
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
1 ×
DisplayPort
3 ×
HDMI 2.0
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
12.0
Mantle
-
Vulkan
1.0
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
1.1
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
58.9 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
109.3 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
3.5 TFLOPS
Performance per W
24.1 GFLOPS/W
Performance per mm2
8.8 GFLOPS/mm2


 ModelBase/Boost/Mem (MHz)
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB
1064 / 1178 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iCafe
N970-405-N0S
1060 / 1203 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iGame
1064 / 1165 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iGame Ares
N970-405-U1S
1127 / 1266 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iGame Ares
N970-405-Y0H
1165 / 1317 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iGame Ares Top
N970-405-T0E
1203 / 1355 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iGame Ares Top WC
1051 / 1165 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB iGame Ares V2
1051 / 1127 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB TOP
1127 / 1178 / 1750
Colorful GeForce GTX 970 4GB V2
1126 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2978
1216 / 1367 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW+ GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3978
1216 / 1367 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING
04G-P4-1970
1051 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING ACX
04G-P4-0972
1051 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2972
1051 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2973
1051 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2976
1051 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3973
1051 / 1178 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB HYBRID GAMING
04G-P4-1976
1140 / 1279 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING
04G-P4-1972
1140 / 1279 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING ACX
04G-P4-0974
1165 / 1317 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2977
1165 / 1317 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2974
1165 / 1317 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3974
1165 / 1317 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2975
1190 / 1342 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-3979
1190 / 1342 / 1750
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3975
1190 / 1342 / 1750
FORSA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
1051 / 1178 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB
1190 / 1342 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB
97NPH6DT6XTZ
1051 / 1178 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB EXOC
97NQH6DNB4UX
1126 / 1266 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB EXOC Black Edition
97NQH6DNB4TX
1164 / 1317 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMER
1190 / 1342 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB HOF
97NQH6DND2TX
1228 / 1380 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB HOF SNIPER Edition
97NQH6DND2HG
1228 / 1380 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB OC
97NPH6DT8RVZ
1126 / 1266 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB SOC
97NQH6DNC7UZ
1190 / 1342 / 1750
GALAX GeForce GTX 970 4GB V2
97NPH6DT6XVZ
1051 / 1178 / 1750
KFA2 GeForce GTX 970 4GB
97NPH6DT6XTZ
1051 / 1178 / 1750
KFA2 GeForce GTX 970 4GB EXOC Black Edition
97NQH6DNB4TX
1164 / 1317 / 1750
KFA2 GeForce GTX 970 4GB HOF
97NQH6DND2TX
1228 / 1380 / 1750
KFA2 GeForce GTX 970 4GB OC
97NPH6DT8RVZ
1126 / 1266 / 1750
KUROUTOSHIKOU GeForce GTX 970 4GB OC BLACK
GF-GTX970-E4GB / OC / BLACK
1164 / 1317 / 1750
KUROUTOSHIKOU GeForce GTX 970 4GB OC SHORT
GF-GTX970-E4GB / OC / SHORT
1126 / 1266 / 1750
MANLI GeForce GTX 970 4GB
M-NGTX970/5RDHDDP
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MANLI GeForce GTX 970 4GB NVTTM
M-NGTX970/5RDHDPPP
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MANLI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Cooler
M-NGTX970/5RDHDDP
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MANLI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Cooler
M-NGTX970/5RDHDDP
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MANLI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Ultimate
M-NGTX970U/5RDHDDP
1076 / 1216 / 1762
MANLI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Ultimate Plus
M-NGTX970U+/5RDHDPPP
1127 / 1266 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX 970 4GD5
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING
GTX 970 GAMING 4G
1140 / 1279 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING 100 Million Edition
GTX 970 GAMING 100ME
1140 / 1279 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING 100 Million Edition LE
GTX 970 GAMING 100ME LE
1076 / 1216 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING GOLDEN EDITION
GTX 970 GAMING 4G Golden Edition
1165 / 1317 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB GAMING LE
GTX 970 GAMING 4G LE
1076 / 1216 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB OC
1076 / 1216 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB T
GTX 970 4GD5T
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB T BW
GTX 970 4GD5T
1051 / 1178 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB TOC
GTX 970 4GD5T OC
1102 / 1241 / 1750
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB TOC BW
GTX 970 4GD5T OC
1102 / 1241 / 1750
Point of View GeForce GTX 970
VGA-970-A1
1051 / 1178 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
ZT-90105-10P
1051 / 1178 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
ZT-90101-10P
1076 / 1216 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Perak HC
1178 / 1329 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Perak HB
1178 / 1329 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Perak HA
1176 / 1216 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Galactic HA
1076 / 1216 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Destroyer HB
1178 / 1329 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Destroyer HA
1064 / 1203 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
GTX970-4GD5 Destroyer HC
1065 / 1203 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Edition
ZT-90110-10P
1114 / 1253 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Extreme Core Edition
ZT-90107-10P
1228 / 1380 / 1800
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Extreme Edition
ZT-90103-10P
1203 / 1355 / 1800
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Omega Core Edition
ZT-90105-10P
1152 / 1304 / 1750
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Omega Edition
ZT-90102-10P
1102 / 1241 / 1762
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB Extreme Plus
GTX970-4GD5 EXTREME Plus
1203 / 1355 / 1800
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB Extreme V1
GTX970-4GD5 Extreme V1
1102 / 1241 / 1762
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB Extreme V2
GTX970-4GD5 EXTREME V2
1102 / 1241 / 1762
 ModelClocksMemory
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
3072 Unified Cores
1000 / 1750 MHz 12 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
2816 Unified Cores
1000 / 1750 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
2048 Unified Cores
1126 / 1750 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
1664 Unified Cores
1051 / 1750 MHz 3.5 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (OEM)
1280 Unified Cores
924 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
1024 Unified Cores
1127 / 1753 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
768 Unified Cores
1024 / 1652 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (OEM)
768 Unified Cores
935 / 1250 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Rev.2
768 Unified Cores
1024 / 1652 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
 ModelClocksMemory
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
2048 Cores
1126 / 1750 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
2048 Cores
1064 / 1753 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GRID M60
4096 Cores
930 / 1500 MHz 16 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
2048 Cores
1050 / 1650 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5500
2048 Cores
1000 / 1650 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Tesla M60
4096 Cores
930 / 1500 MHz 16 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
1664 Cores
1051 / 1750 MHz 3.5 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M4000
1664 Cores
800 / 1500 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
1536 Cores
1038 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000M
1536 Cores
962 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Tesla M6
1536 Cores
950 / 1150 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
1280 Cores
924 / 1253 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
1280 Cores
975 / 1253 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
1024 Cores
950 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M2200 Mobile
1024 Cores
1025 / 1375 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
1024 Cores
540 / 1253 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (V)
1024 Cores
950 / 1253 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M3000 SE (V)
1024 Cores
540 / 1253 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro M5000 SE (V)
1536 Cores
962 / 1253 MHz 8 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA Unveils Full Power of Maxwell GPU Architecture With Breakthroughs in Performance, Graphics, Efficiency

GeForce GTX 980, 970 Set New Standards as World’s Most Advanced GPUs

In a major leap forward for gaming, NVIDIA today introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell™ chip architecture — the new GeForce® GTX™ 980 and 970 GPUs — delivering unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.

Maxwell is the company’s 10th-generation GPU architecture, following Kepler™. The engine of next-generation gaming, it solves some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing.

Its new Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) technology enables gaming GPUs for the first time to deliver real-time dynamic global illumination. Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts realistically in the game environment — resulting in deeper levels of immersion for gamers.

And a range of new technologies — including multi-frame sampled antialiasing (MFAA), dynamic super resolution (DSR), VR Direct and extremely energy-efficient design — enable Maxwell-based GTX 980 and 970 GPUs to render frames with the highest fidelity at higher clock speeds and lower power consumption than any other GPU in their class.

“Maxwell has been years in the making, inspired by our gamers, and created by the best minds in 3D graphics,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Its extraordinary performance, efficiency and technologies will empower developers to do their finest work and delight gamers worldwide.”

VXGI – Voxel Global Illumination
Realistic lighting is among the most challenging problems faced in real-time graphics. Simulating both direct and indirect lighting, such as reflections for dynamic scenes, has to date been too computationally demanding for GPUs beyond those available to professionals. Game developers have been forced to use lighting tricks that compromise scene realism.

Maxwell overcomes these limitations, combining the performance and programmability required to model both direct and indirect light sources. It does so by deploying VXGI, a new NVIDIA technique to accurately depict indirect lighting, including diffuse lighting, specular lighting and reflections.

VXGI is being added to NVIDIA GameWorks™, the world’s most advanced game graphics library, so developers can build future games with dynamic environments filled with rich, natural lighting and breathtaking realism. It is being integrated into popular games engines like Unreal Engine 4, and will be available to developers later this year.

“We’ve been on a journey for more dynamic and realistic lighting in the game industry, and VXGI is the next big step in that journey,” said Halldor Fannar, chief technology officer of CCP Games. “By offering real-time, dynamic indirect lighting, VXGI is a generational leap forward.”

MFAA – Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing
NVIDIA engineers have given the GTX 980 and 970 a further performance boost with a new technique called multi-frame sampled anti-aliasing (MFAA), which leverages new capabilities in Maxwell GPUs.

MFAA varies the anti-aliasing sample patterns across pixels both within an individual frame and between multiple frames. It then uses a newly developed synthesis filter to produce the best image quality and does so faster than conventional anti-aliasing. For gamers, MFAA yields image quality approaching that of 4xMSAA at the cost of 2Xmsaa — enabling titles to run faster while maintaining high levels of image quality.

DSR – Dynamic Super Resolution
The GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs can deliver a higher fidelity gaming experience even for those playing on standard 1080p displays. With Maxwell’s Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) technology, games can be rendered at 4K or other high-end resolutions and then scaled down to the native resolution on the user’s display using a 13-tap Gaussian filter. The resulting image is much higher quality than simply rendering directly to 1080p.

DSR is automatically enabled through GeForce Experience™, an NVIDIA application that automatically optimizes game settings for peak performance, downloads the latest drivers, and enables game streaming and in-game action capture. Gamers can turn on DSR and enjoy high-fidelity gaming with a single click of a button — without having to upgrade their monitor.

VR Direct
To deliver on the immersive potential of virtual reality (VR), games require high frame rates and low latency. VR Direct technology incorporates a number of new features to increase performance, lower latency and increase compatibility for VR headsets. These features include:

  • VR SLI — provides heightened performance on virtual reality devices where multiple GPUs can be assigned a specific eye to render the stereo images faster.
  • Asynchronous Warp — cuts latency in half and quickly adjusts images as gamers move their heads, without the need to re-render new frames.
  • Auto Stereo — improves game compatibility for VR devices, such as Oculus Rift, and allows users to play games on select headsets that weren’t originally designed for VR.

“We built Unreal Engine 4 using NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture but the GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, based on the new Maxwell architecture, are the most powerful, efficient GPUs for creating scenes of unprecedented detail across PC and VR experiences right now,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO at Epic Games. “Our developers are pushing the graphical high end with Maxwell GPUs.”

Availability and Pricing
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs are now available from the world’s leading add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Partner participation will vary by region. Pricing is expected to start at $549 for the GTX 980 and $329 for the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs will also be sold in fully configured systems from leading U.S.-based system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming and Velocity Micro, as well as system integrators outside North America.

For more information on the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, visit www.geforce.com. The NVIDIA Flickr page hosts the entire lineup of GeForce product photos.