The Nvidia GTX 970 is a graphics processing unit from Nvidia, part of the Geforce GTX 900 series family, based on Maxwell architecture.
The GTX 970 is released by many manufacturers, including EVGA, MSI, Asus, PNY, Gigabyte, Zotac and Galax.
First Generation Maxwell Architecture Edit
Introduced in the Geforce GTX 700 series, including the GTX 750 and the Ti variant, the Maxwell architecture is also found in the GYX 960, 970 and 980 variants.
3D Mark Fire Strike Score Edit
|Benchmarking Program||GTX 970 Score|
|3D Mark Fire Strike||9839|
Memory Controversy Edit
The GTX 970 was advertised with 4GB of RAM. However, it was found the 970 had a memory design that limited the use of the remaining 512MB of RAM. A class-action lawsuit soon followed, claiming that Nvidia deliberately misled it's customers about the GTX 970.
"Nvidia slapped with class-action lawsuit over GTX 970 memory issues [UPDATED]" June 23, 2015 http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/199684-nvidia-slapped-with-class-action-lawsuit-over-gtx-970-memory-issues
"Geforce 900 series" June 23, 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_900_series
"Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 And 980 Review: Maximum Maxwell" June 23, 2015 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-970-maxwell,3941-7.html