Possible GeForce GTX 970 Design Flaw Caps Video Memory Usage to 3.3 GB

The GeForce GTX 970 has become a very popular graphics card since its release and offers quite a lot of performance for its $329.99 price tag. Well it looks like it may just have a design flaw, which has been discovered by power-users. GPU memory benchmarks have revealed that the card is not able to address the last 700 MB of its 4 GB of memory.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Users are calling this the “GTX 970 Memory Bug” and it is being discussed on various tech forums. The memory bug is being attributed to user-reports of a micro-stutter noticed on GTX 970 setups, in VRAM intensive gaming scenarios. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 is not showing any signs of this bug as the card is able to address the full 4 GB of VRAM. There have been a flood of posts about this one the OCN forums and a forum member has responded saying, “we are still looking into this and will have an update as soon as possible.” So it has not been solved yet or addressed by NVIDIA. We will keep you updated as this is a developing story.

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