After much anticipation, the first images of Nvidia GeForce GTX 9xx cards have started leaking online. One of the first images to come our way is of the new ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970; unfortunately, it doesn’t look all that different from the current GTX 780 series cards.
The new design, or should I say old design, has been tweaked a little bit to better meet the needs of the graphics card. There are less heat pipes near the PCI-E interface; this is no surprise given that the new graphics card has a significantly reduced power consumption over the current generation of hardware.
The card features the popular DirectCU II cooling fans, these only start spinning when the card reaches 65 C to help keep thing nice and quiet when you’re not gaming; the fans can even start as low as 500RPM.
On the box you can see a few of the specifications for the card, such as the DIGI+VRM, 4GB of GDDR5 memory and a factory overclock; although the new clock speeds are still unknown.
Prices are estimated to cost between $400 – 450, with a release date of September 19th.
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