Friday, February 20, 2015

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Impressions

My ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 has 3.5GB of GDDR5, and I am very pleased with it.

This will be my initial impression after testing this card out for 2 days.

First, I am quite delightedly surprised by its small form factor.

Just look at the size comparison of my past graphic cards!

From the left: Gtx 970, Gtx 760, Gtx 560, Gtx 285. Straight up Nvidia loyalist!

The oldest Gtx 285 has the biggest size but weakest of them all.

As technology progresses and efficiency triumphs, size really does not matter, boys J

Next delightful surprise would be the incredibly silent operation; it is almost non-existent!

The power consumption is even better too with only 145W compared to 170W on the GTX 760.

More performance with less power: that is the technological triumph of the new Maxwell architecture from Nvidia.

My last point would be the only point that matters: This card is rocking my games without breaking any sweat!

I game on 1080 resolution and I can max-out any graphics heavy games out there to date. Haven’t tried this on Crysis 3 yet but I can run Far Cry 4, Assassins Creed Unity, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes, Metro 2033 Redux and Dragon Age Inquisition all to the max with solid 40 to 60 fps all the way.

Beautifully rich and detailed graphics with buttery smooth gameplay is what I got with this 41000 yen card, and I believe that it is worth every yen I spend :)

By the way, after receiving my order from Amazon and realizing that the last 500mb of this supposedly 4GB card is of a lower speed (some games doesn’t even recognize the last 500mb and only saw 3.5GB of useable ram), I complained to Amazon Japan and they agreed to refund 20% from my purchased price.

So basically, I got this amazing card for just 32800 yen.

Amazon definitely has the best customer service in the world.

And this is one of the main reasons why I am ,and will be, their loyal customer.

Thank you Fukazawa-san!

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