MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming; Twin Frozr V cooler & factory OC

MSI recently teased its Twin Frozr V cooler which will take the responsibility to cool NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs. Today, Videocardz has revealed MSI’s GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G graphics card featuring the Twin Frozr V cooler and factory overclocked specifications. GTX 970 Gaming comes with the traditional Gaming series red and black color scheme and huge 100 mm fans. Twin Frozr V is a monstrous cooler with huge propeller blade fans and three 8 mm heatpipes. MSI GTX 970 Gaming comes with 148 W TDP rating drawing power from one 8-pin and one 6-pin power connectors.

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MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Specifications

GeForce GTX 970
Process 28 nm
CUDA Cores 1664
TMUs 112
ROPs 32
Memory Size 4 GB GDDR5
Core Clock 1140
Boost Clock 1279
Memory Clock N/A
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 224.5 GB/s
TDP 148 W
Power Connectors 8-pin + 6-pin
DirectX Support 12
Launch Date Sep 19th, 2014

The reference clock speeds of GTX 970 are not yet revealed so we are not sure of the memory clock of GTX 970 Gaming 4G. What we do know is that the GPU comes with 1140 MHz core clock with GPU Boost up to 1279 MHz. The 4G stands for 4 GB GDDR5 memory spread across a 256-bit memory interface. Our assumption is that GTX 970’s memory will be clocked at 7000 MHz but its not officially confirmed yet. The card has a TDP rating of 148 W with the beast heatsink in place. Although, 2 x 6-pin PCI connectors would have been enough to cover the TDP but MSI has included 8-pin + 6-pin connectors to give users more overclocking headroom. MSI GTX 970 Gaming comes with standard display outputs – DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and Displayport instead of DVI-I, HDMI and three Displaports on the reference GTX 970.

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MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G will launch on September 19th, 2014 when NVIDIA makes the official announcement. The expected price of the reference GTX 970 is $299 while MSI GTX 970 gaming will be priced between $329-349.

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