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Geforce GTX 970 OC ITX 4GB Graphics Card, GV-N970IXOC-4GD

Geforce GTX 970 OC ITX 4GB Graphics Card, GV-N970IXOC-4GD

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The Gigabyte GTX 970 might seem like a cut-down version of other GTX 970 cards but don’t let its size fool you. It offers the same performance as other GTX 970s only in a smaller package!

Measuring merely 183mm in length, this Gigabyte GTX 970 is specially built for small form factor PCs based that utilise mini-ITX motherboards. Packed with Gigabyte’s unique blade fan design, pure copper heat pipes and patented ‘Triangle Cool’ technology, delivering superior cooling capacity at an extremely low noise level given its compact size.

Features

  1. Powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU
  2. Suitable for Mini-ITX/mATX builds
  3. Integrated with 4096MB GDDR5 memory and 256-bit memory interface
  4. Features DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI 2. 0 and 3x DisplayPort 1.2
  5. Core Clock: Base / Boost clock:1076/1216MHz
  6. Supports Flex Display Technology
  7. G3D benchmark rating: 8838

Flex Display technology

GIGABYTE Flex display technology (patent-pending) can automatically detect any connected monitors and achieve multi-display gaming up to 4 monitors at the same time by using various output groups. Users could enjoy the best gaming experience in ultra HD resolution with extended flexibility in arranging monitor configurations and making future system upgrade extremely easy.

Specifications Gigabyte GTX 970
Product Number GV-N970IXOC-4GD
Memory Amount 4096MB
Memory Interface 256bit
DRAM Type GDDR5
Graphics Clock (MHz) Base Clock 1076MHz/Boost Clock 1216MHz
Memory Clock (MHz) 3500 MHz (DDR 7010 MHz)
CUDA Cores 1664
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 224
NVIDIA G-SNYC Yes
NVIDIA SLI-ready Yes 2-way
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready Yes
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready Yes
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology Yes
NVIDIA PhysX-ready Yes
NVIDIA CUDA Technology Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost 2. 0
NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync Yes
Maximum Digital Resolution 4096×2160
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048×1536
Dual-Link DVI Yes
HDCP Yes
HDMI 1x 2.0
DisplayPort 3x 1.2
Height 2 Slot
Overall dimensions 183 x 129 x 43mm (L x H X W)
Graphics Card Power (W) 150
Minimum Recommended System Power (W) 400
Supplementary Power Connectors 1x 8-pin
Warranty 24 months
EAN barcode 4719331342173
Specifications Gigabyte GTX 970
Product Number GV-N970IXOC-4GD
Memory Amount 4096MB
Memory Interface 256bit
DRAM Type GDDR5
Graphics Clock (MHz) Base Clock 1076MHz/Boost Clock 1216MHz
Memory Clock (MHz) 3500 MHz (DDR 7010 MHz)
CUDA Cores 1664
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 224
NVIDIA G-SNYC Yes
NVIDIA SLI-ready Yes 2-way
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready Yes
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready Yes
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology Yes
NVIDIA PhysX-ready Yes
NVIDIA CUDA Technology Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost 2. 0
NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync Yes
Maximum Digital Resolution 4096×2160
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048×1536
Dual-Link DVI Yes
HDCP Yes
HDMI 1x 2.0
DisplayPort 3x 1.2
Height 2 Slot
Overall dimensions 183 x 129 x 43mm (L x H X W)
Graphics Card Power (W) 150
Minimum Recommended System Power (W) 400
Supplementary Power Connectors 1x 8-pin
Warranty 24 months
EAN barcode 4719331342173

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53 facts in comparison

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Why is Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 970?

  • 435MHz faster GPU clock speed?
    1485MHzvs1050MHz
  • 73W lower TDP?
    75Wvs148W
  • 247MHz faster memory clock speed?
    2000MHzvs1753MHz
  • 990MHz higher effective memory clock speed?
    8002MHzvs7012MHz
  • 502MHz faster GPU turbo speed?
    1680MHzvs1178MHz
  • 16nm smaller semiconductor size?
    12nmvs28nm
  • 1 more HDMI ports?
    2vs1
  • 114mm narrower?
    152mmvs266mm

Why is Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 better than Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC?

  • 0. 39 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance?
    3.4 TFLOPSvs3.01 TFLOPS
  • 13.54 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    67.3 GPixel/svs53.76 GPixel/s
  • 14.92 GTexels/s higher texture rate?
    109 GTexels/svs94.08 GTexels/s
  • 96GB/s more memory bandwidth?
    224GB/svs128GB/s
  • 128bit wider memory bus width?
    256bitvs128bit
  • 500million more transistors?
    5200 millionvs4700 million
  • 768 more shading units?
    1664vs896
  • 48 more texture mapping units (TMUs)?
    104vs56

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

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MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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AMD Radeon RX 580

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

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PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6600

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Price comparison

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Buy used:

€65

Product Store Price
MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS. ..MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS OC Grafikkarte ‘4GB GDDR6, 1620MHz, 128-bit, PCI Express x16 Gen 3, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, Dual Fan Cooling System’ €161
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER VENTUS XS OC €247
HP NVIDIA Quadro GV100 Grafikkarte – 32 …HP NVIDIA Quadro GV100 Grafikkarte – 32 GB HBM2 – PCIe 3.0 x16-4 x DisplayPort – für Workstation Z4 G4 (1000 Watt, 750 Watt), Z8 G4 €11,687

User reviews

Overall rating

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

0 User reviews

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

0.0/10

0 User reviews

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

4 User reviews

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

8.8/10

4 User reviews

Features

Value for money

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7.5/10

4 votes

Gaming

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8.3/10

4 votes

Performance

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7. 8/10

4 votes

Quiet operation

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5.8/10

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Reliability

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8.8/10

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Performance

GPU clock speed

1485MHz

1050MHz

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

GPU turbo

1680MHz

1178MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

pixel rate

53.76 GPixel/s

67.3 GPixel/s

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

floating-point performance

3.01 TFLOPS

3.4 TFLOPS

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

texture rate

94.08 GTexels/s

109 GTexels/s

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

GPU memory speed

2000MHz

1753MHz

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

shading units

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

texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

effective memory speed

8002MHz

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 apps.

maximum memory bandwidth

128GB/s

224GB/s

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

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

GDDR version

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

memory bus width

128bit

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.

Supports ECC memory

✖Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

DirectX version

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

OpenGL version

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

OpenCL version

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

Supports multi-display technology

✔Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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.

load GPU temperature

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A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

supports ray tracing

✖Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

Supports 3D

✔Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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

supports DLSS

✖Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

AMD SAM / Intel Resizable BAR

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AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Intel’s Resizable BAR are two technologies that allow the CPU to have faster access to the graphics card, which can give a performance boost. It requires a compatible motherboard, graphics card, and CPU.

Ports

has an HDMI output

✔Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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

HDMI ports

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

HDMI version

HDMI 2. 0

HDMI 2.0

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

mini DisplayPort outputs

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

Price comparison

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Buy used:

€65

Product Store Price
MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS…MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS OC Grafikkarte ‘4GB GDDR6, 1620MHz, 128-bit, PCI Express x16 Gen 3, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, Dual Fan Cooling System’ €161
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER VENTUS XS OC €247
HP NVIDIA Quadro GV100 Grafikkarte – 32 …HP NVIDIA Quadro GV100 Grafikkarte – 32 GB HBM2 – PCIe 3. 0 x16-4 x DisplayPort – für Workstation Z4 G4 (1000 Watt, 750 Watt), Z8 G4 €11,687

Review and testing of video cards Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini and Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 HerculeZ X2

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini
    • Packaging and delivery
    • Appearance and dimensions
    • Cooling system
    • PCB
  • Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 HerculeZ X2
    • Packaging and delivery
    • Appearance and dimensions
    • Cooling system
    • PCB
  • Test stand
  • Instrumentation and Test Method
  • Cooling System Potential Study
  • Standard frequencies and overclocking
    • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini
    • Inno3D GeForce GTX 970 HerculeZ X2
  • Conclusion

Introduction

Despite the past since the announcement of the GeForce GTX 970 time, the market for non-reference models continues to saturate. Manufacturers are trying to lure users with original cooling systems or reduced versions of graphics accelerators.

Thanks to our partner — the company Regard, we will consider two unique video cards in their own way, the developers of which, by the way, rushed a little with their implementation in «metal».

Yes, both heroes of the review were not without remarks, but still they are interesting models. So, here is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 9 variant70 with the prefix «Mini» and the heir to the proprietary cooling system Inno3D HerculeZ 2000 — GeForce GTX 970 HerculeZ X2.

Review Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini

Full name: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini 4GB, manufacturer code: GV-N970IXOC-4GD.

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Packaging and delivery set

Gigabyte’s range of video cards is replenished every year (well, almost every year) with new graphic solutions, but their packaging design has not changed for a very long time.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini comes in a small box, printed in black with a cybernetic eye. On the right side is the logo of Flex Display technology, which allows you to connect up to four monitors at the same time. There was a place for the inscription «OC Version», and for a short list of supported technologies.

On the reverse side, on the contrary, there is simply no free space left: everything is literally filled with information.

The manufacturer notes the compactness of its solution and the applied cooling system, which allows you to install a video card on mini-ITX motherboards with a width of only 17 cm.

list of key features in various languages.

System requirements are written in small yellow font from a single point — a power supply unit with a power of at least 400 watts.

Inside the package is a black thick cardboard box with the Gigabyte logo.

In it, under the lid in an antistatic bag, there is a graphic accelerator placed between sheets of thick paper.

Scope of delivery. Includes:

  • User Manual;
  • CD with drivers and software;
  • Power adapter type 2xMolex -> 8-pin.

Appearance and dimensions

Apparently, the developers of Gigabyte also decided to participate in the development of the segment of graphics accelerators designed for installation in PCs based on mini-ITX.

By the way, now there are more participants, and in the future we will see more interesting models. So, while writing this material, it turned out that Zotac joins the company of manufacturers of solutions «for HTPC».

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 9 graphics card70 Mini, like her younger sister, received a compact size. The length of the novelty is 170 mm, the width does not exceed 109 mm, in the case it will cover two expansion slots.

There is only one 90 mm fan in the center, behind which a radiator with a longitudinal arrangement of fins and three heat pipes is visible.

On the reverse side of the PCB, engineers placed four memory chips (out of eight) manufactured by Samsung and a PWM controller.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Mini has the following set of interfaces for displaying images:

  • One DVI-I;
  • One DVI-D;
  • One HDMI;
  • Three DisplayPorts.

This choice of ports is the most versatile because it allows you to connect most modern monitors or TVs without the need for adapters. Note that it migrated from the older model Gigabyte GV-N980G1 Gaming-4GD.

The following resolutions are supported:

  • Digital — up to 4096 x 2160;
  • Analog — up to 2048 x 1536.

Small size doesn’t mean a child’s appetite. The power consumption of the reference Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 is 145 W, Gigabyte’s model is not far from it.