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Windows 7: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Or ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970

08 Oct 2014   #1
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Or ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 970

I'm looking to upgrade but i cant pick between the two.

If i could i would have both :P

Currently i have the GTX 770 Evga Superclocked 2 GB.

Any Help Guys/Girls that would be great.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Oct 2014   #2
callumm

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
I'm looking to upgrade but i cant pick between the two.

If i could i would have both :P

Currently i have the GTX 770 Evga Superclocked 2 GB.

Any Help Guys/Girls that would be great.
Hello!

Looking at these cards there is a bit of a price difference, the MSI is £479 and the ASUS is £299.
The MSI does have better specifications than the ASUS so in performance I would go with the MSI. Although for value for money the ASUS is very good! So if I was just going for performance I would choose the MSI but if I wanted value for money then the ASUS is the one I would go for!


MSI GTX980 Specs -

- GeForce GTX 980
- GPU: GeForce GTX 980 (GM204)
- Core Base Clock: 1216MHz
- Core Boost Clock: 1317MHz
- Memory Clock: 7010MHz
- Memory Size: 4096MB GDDR5
- Bus Type: PCI Express 3.0
- Memory Bus: 256-bit
- CUDA Cores: 2048
- DirectX 12: Yes
- DVI Port: 1x Dual-Link DVI, 3x DisplayPort & 1x HDMI
- DisplayPort: Yes
- HDCP: Yes
- HDMI: Yes
- Power: 2x 8-Pin
- 500W PSU Required
- 200W TDP

ASUS GTX 970 Specs -
- GeForce GTX 970
- GPU: GeForce GTX 970 (GM204)
- Core Base Clock: 1114MHz
- Core Boost Clock: 1253MHz
- Memory Clock: 7010MHz
- Memory Size: 4096MB GDDR5
- Bus Type: PCI Express 3.0
- Memory Bus: 256-bit
- CUDA Cores: 1664
- DirectX 12: Yes
- DVI Port: 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x DisplayPort & 1x HDMI
- DisplayPort: Yes
- HDCP: Yes
- HDMI: Yes
- Power: 1x 8-Pin
- 450W PSU Required
- 225W TDP

Hope I helped!
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09 Oct 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

If you're thinking of spending £479 on a GPU you should be getting a 980.
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09 Oct 2014   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by callumm2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
I'm looking to upgrade but i cant pick between the two.

If i could i would have both :P

Currently i have the GTX 770 Evga Superclocked 2 GB.

Any Help Guys/Girls that would be great.
Hello!

Looking at these cards there is a bit of a price difference, the MSI is £479 and the ASUS is £299.
The MSI does have better specifications than the ASUS so in performance I would go with the MSI. Although for value for money the ASUS is very good! So if I was just going for performance I would choose the MSI but if I wanted value for money then the ASUS is the one I would go for!


MSI GTX980 Specs -
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ASUS GTX 970 Specs -
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Hope I helped!
Sorry to burst your bubble but he was after 970GTX for MSI and ASUS.


I see your Dilemma BigTabs, they are very similar in design and very similar in specifications, the TwinFrozr MSI is a little bit overclocked compared to the Asus Strix but lots of people right now appear to be choosing the strix over the TwinFrozr, why? reliability, the asus badge, a lovely owl on the box, who knows, but people seem to speak in volume over this subject, pricing, the TwinFrozr MSI will set you back around £289 and the Asus Strix will set you back £299, so £10 difference.....

Asus Strix GTX 970 Direct CU II OC

MSI GTX 970 Gaming TwinFrozr 5
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10 Oct 2014   #5
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Just really Cant pick between the two there both great.

I have the Asus Maximus VII Hero so trying to keep that red & black theme.

But like i said trying to pick between these cards is hard considering the price nearly being the same obviously the msi is higher in clock performance...

Been reading also peeople suggesting the the single power connector on the asus GPU could limit the OC potential...

Asus im loving the design plus the back plate.... But same goes for the MSI love the design and the out of the box performance.....

So i'm sorta stuck in a Loop in which one is the best
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2014   #6
callumm

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by callumm2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
I'm looking to upgrade but i cant pick between the two.

If i could i would have both :P

Currently i have the GTX 770 Evga Superclocked 2 GB.

Any Help Guys/Girls that would be great.
Hello!

Looking at these cards there is a bit of a price difference, the MSI is £479 and the ASUS is £299.
The MSI does have better specifications than the ASUS so in performance I would go with the MSI. Although for value for money the ASUS is very good! So if I was just going for performance I would choose the MSI but if I wanted value for money then the ASUS is the one I would go for!


MSI GTX980 Specs -
-removed to save space-
ASUS GTX 970 Specs -
-removed to save space-
Hope I helped!
Sorry to burst your bubble but he was after 970GTX for MSI and ASUS.


I see your Dilemma BigTabs, they are very similar in design and very similar in specifications, the TwinFrozr MSI is a little bit overclocked compared to the Asus Strix but lots of people right now appear to be choosing the strix over the TwinFrozr, why? reliability, the asus badge, a lovely owl on the box, who knows, but people seem to speak in volume over this subject, pricing, the TwinFrozr MSI will set you back around £289 and the Asus Strix will set you back £299, so £10 difference.....

Asus Strix GTX 970 Direct CU II OC

MSI GTX 970 Gaming TwinFrozr 5
Oh yeah Just noticed, sorry!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2014   #7
callumm

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigTabs View Post
Just really Cant pick between the two there both great.

I have the Asus Maximus VII Hero so trying to keep that red & black theme.

But like i said trying to pick between these cards is hard considering the price nearly being the same obviously the msi is higher in clock performance...

Been reading also peeople suggesting the the single power connector on the asus GPU could limit the OC potential...

Asus im loving the design plus the back plate.... But same goes for the MSI love the design and the out of the box performance.....

So i'm sorta stuck in a Loop in which one is the best
I would go for the MSI:

1 - It looks super cool! Matches the colour scheme you've already got
2 - Out of box performance is slightly better than the ASUS
3 - Its £10 cheaper!

So yeah!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I was wondering why there was a £200 difference between the cards. That'll teach me to read posts properly.
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