GeForce GTX 970 Models
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix (More Info)
ASUS will be giving the GeForce GTX 970 their Strix treatment. Below you see the ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Stix Edition which comes with the Strix / DirectCU II cooling system and a factory overclock.
Comparing this card to the GTX 780 and R9 290X Strix versions we do notice less heatpipes, but that is about it. The DirectCU II cooling features dual fans, which will only start working when the GPU temperature exceeds 65C. From there the fans will start to spin at 500 RPM until finding its sweet spot between temperature and generated noise. While the clock speeds of the card have not been revealed we do know it will carry a factory overclock, has DIGI+ VRM and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.
Gainward GeForce GTX 970 Phantom (more info)
This is the Gainward GeForce GTX 970 Phantom card. This card features Gainward’s custom cooling solution which comes with fans than actually can be removed for easy cleaning. The card will also most likely ship with a factory overclock.
Galaxy GeForce GTX 970 GC (More Info)
Here is the Galaxy GeForce GTX 970 GC. Taking a look at the photos we can see that the card is built for the high-end market segment with its twin fan aluminum fin-stack cooling solution. The card also features a nice backplate and through itwe can see a galaxy signature blue PCB. There is also appears to be a high-grade VRM design that draws power from a combination of 8pin and 6pin PCI-Express power connectors.
On the rear of the card we can see two DVI, a single HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.
MSI showed off renderings of what we expect is their GeForce GTX 970 Gaming graphics card. This card will feature the new TwinFrozr V cooling solution. Taking a look at the TwinFrozr V cooling solution it has a lot in common with the R9 290X / 780 Ti Lightning coolers. The only major difference that we can see is that the TwinFrozr V uses a dual-fan solution, whereas the TriFrozr solution of course makes use of three fans. From the looks of it the fans of the TwinFrozr V are 100 mm and have large propeller blades with dust removal technology. This combination should offer low noise with maximum performance.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 (More Info)
Here is the Zotac GeForce GTX 970. Looking at the photo we might be seeing a relatively small form factor for the GTX 970, almost like the GTX 750 Ti. Zotac is using a dual-fan cooling solution that makes used of a aluminum fin stack with multiple copper heatpipes. The GeForce GTX 970 is said to have 1664 CUDA cores, 138 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. Talking about the memory the packaging on this card confirms we are looking at a 4 GB card.