Inno3D GeForce GTX-970 small review and unboxing

Now I am a happy owner of one of the best graphic cards – the gtx 970.

Inno3D version of gtx 970 is a little bit overclocked and equips shorter PCB. Here are the main specifications of the gpu and comparison to the reference card.

Inno3D GTX-970 NVIDIA GTX-970
VRAM 4GB@7000MHz 4GB@7000MHz
Base clock 1088MHz 1050MHz
Boost clock 1288MHz 1178MHz
Length 215mm 267mm
Height 111mm 111mm
Width 2-slots 2-slots
Connectors HDMI, DP 1.2, Dual Link DVI-D, Dual Link DVI-I Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Official link

Inno3D gtx 970 is a cheap video card and you can feel it.
The box is small (compare to Gigabyte or ASUS variants) and made with cheap paper.

Inno3D gtx 970 box

Inside the box you will find a power adapter, a vga to dvi adapter, a useless wrench, a mouse pad, a key for free copy of 3DMARK, a cd with drivers/utilities, and the gpu itself. Everything except the mouse pad feel cheap in hands.

Inno3D gtx 970 box

Inno3D gtx 970 packaging

Nothing to look at and nothing to tell about, a very modest packaging for such video card.

Inno3D gtx 970

In spite of cheap material of the cooler it works good. The temperature of Inno3D does not going over 80C under heavy load and 75C when playing Battlefield 4 on ultra settings.

I can't hear any noise up to 70% of its rpm, at 80% rpm it will produce annoying sound, and everything above 80% rpm sounds like your pc is going to take off.

Inno3D gtx 970

Inno3D gtx 970

The video card was bought here:, and it is very good for its price of 265 euro.

The official Inno3D overclock utility is useless, it is very buggy and looks ugly. MSI afterburner is a good piece of software and it works great with Inno3D gtx 970.

I tried to overclock the video card, but it looks like the factory settings are the very best what you can get with such cooling.
Gpu hits the critical temperatures and bottlenecks itself when overclocked. Here are two results:

3D MARK FIRE STRIKE at stock settings - 10449
3D MARK FIRE STRIKE overclocked to 1320 mhz - 9689

After playing around I left the gpu at its factory settings.

Inno3D gtx 970

Inno3D gtx 970

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