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|
|Connectors||HDMI, DP 1.2, Dual Link DVI-D, Dual Link DVI-I||Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2|
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.
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.
Nothing to look at and nothing to tell about, a very modest packaging for such video card.
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.
The video card was bought here: http://www.computeruniverse.ru/, 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:
After playing around I left the gpu at its factory settings.