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MSI Geforce GTX 970

MSI Geforce GTX 970
alaAverage 4.7

586 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 586 reviews of MSI Geforce GTX 970. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Graphics Cards for all reviews. People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed reviews on the usability and size.

reliability, price, design

On average, users rate this product 91/100 and experts rate this product 96/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of MSI Geforce GTX 970 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Graphics Cards on People are impressed by the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the size.

reliability, usability, price

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI NVIDIA GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card (4GB, PCI Express, DDR5, 256 Bit)MSI NVIDIA GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card (4GB, PCI Express, DDR5, 256 Bit)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Weatherstone (

MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Review


The third of our NVIDIA GTX 970 reviews see's MSI's GAMING 4G graphics card complete with 4GB of GDDR5, Twin Frozr 5 cooling and overclocked from the factory.

Very cool ; Very quiet ; Good looking ; Excellent overclocking headroom

Slightly more expensive than a R9-290X ; Slightly slower than a R9-290X

It would be easy to position this card prior to testing simply because of the clockspeed which places this card between MSI's closest competitors. There is however more to this card than initially meets the eye.

Dec, 2014

Maybe NVIDIA has turned a corner in offering great performance and great value combined; something AMD has had the edge for since the 5xxx series. On

Expert review by : Gavin Bonshor (

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4GB Review


The new MSI GTX 970 Gaming is based off the new "Maxwell" architecture and comes with 4GB of VRAM. It also features the new MSI Twin Frozr V cooler. The question is, how does it perform and how does it compare to previous NVIDIA "Kepler" cards?

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Review


This week Nvidia launch their new GTX970 and GTX980 GPU's - based on the exceptionally efficient Max This week Nvidia launch their new GTX970 and GTX980 GPU's – based on the exceptionally efficient Maxwell architecture. In this review we look at a...

one of the prettiest looking graphics cards we have seen.

could have been clocked much higher out of the box without compromising stability under load.

Kitguru says: The MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G is a looker. They say beauty is only skin deep, but this overclocked GTX970 has bags of performance and massive potential for overclocking well past the ‘out of box speeds’. Right now AMD have nothing to come close.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : ccokeman (

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Review


NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture has proven time and again that it is capable of delivering all the performance of Kepler, but in a much more energy efficient manner. After looking at both a reference GTX 980 and MSI's own GTX 980 Gaming 4G, the fact is...

Quiet ; Impressive overclocking ; Looks ; Performance ; Military Class components ; Twin Frozr V ; DirectX12 support ; New technologies


After seeing what MSI brought to the table with the GTX 980 Gaming 4G, my expectations were fully met and exceeded with the performance and overclocking delivered by the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G. As an MSI product, one of the features you get are military...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Sergey Lepilov (

MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Graphics Card Review


We have taken a look to one of a gamers' dream graphics card based on new Nvidia Maxwell chip. And it's unbelievable, but we cannot find any drawbacks in MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming. And now we will try to convince you of its advantages.

The MSI GeForce GTX 780 Gaming delivers unprecedented performance for its class. It is much faster than the previous-generation GeForce GTX 770 it has come to replace and is available at a lower initial recommended price. The impressive overclocking...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Brent Justice (

MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G Video Card Review


The MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G video card is making the GeForce GTX 780 and AMD Radeon R9 290 obsolete. This $349 video card puts up a fight and punches in a win at this price. The overclock alone is somewhat staggering. If you are about to spend...

Standard pricing on GeForce GTX 970 video cards is $329, this is a perfect price for GeForce GTX 970. As we mentioned it kicks many cards to the curb, the GeForce GTX 770 and GeForce GTX 780 are going away. The GTX 970 pushes the AMD Radeon R9 280X and...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Ali Naqi (

MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4 GB Twin Frozr V “Maxwell” Graphics Card Review


NVIDIA's Maxwell based GeForce GTX 970 Gaming revolutionzes the GPU industry once again with its amazing architecture design, a ton of features, massive performance output, superb energy efficiency and a custom design which the masses would like to get...

With Maxwell, NVIDIA has entered a new era of GPUs. While Maxwell currently is built off a 28nm process node, it takes efficiency to such heights that I think there’s little reason to consider that 20nm will be much better than what Maxwell is at the...

Sep, 2014

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product is best


seller fast update your product MSI good

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Buyer Beware. Bad Drivers, No fix in sight.


The card is fine on the phyiscal side. No issues at all. However, Software wise the card has glitches regarding certain games and water. You will notice checker like patterns as you look at the water of certain games. This is a driver glitch on Nvidias...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Chassis Type:Desktop
Colour of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Black


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:24
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5


Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included:N

Packaging Data

Package weight:11.2 / 13.2


Audio output channels:7.1
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel B360 Express / Intel® B250
Product Type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2


80 PLUS certification:80 PLUS Bronze
Power Supply:450 / 500


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 4.6
Processor cache:12 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:3 / 3.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7400 / i7-8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:12 / 4
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:126686 / 97147
Processor code:SR32W / SR3QS
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Size:2.5/3.5
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:376 / 426 / 433.2
Height :294 / 376.1 / 433
Weight:10 / 8.05 / 9.69
Width:169.9 / 170 / 177