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ZOTAC GTX 970 Pictured; dual-fan cooler, 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM & 1664 cores

The time has come, glue yourselves to your computer chairs and let the leaks entertain you. Just moments ago we shared the specifications and pictures of the upcoming GALAXY GTX 970 and now ZOTAC GTX 970’s picture has surfaced as well. ZOTAC GTX 970 is also based on a custom PCB design featuring a dual fan cooling solution with a grey and black color scheme. GeForce GTX 970 features the new GM204 GPU equipped with 1664 CUDA cores, 138 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The GPU core is clocked at 1051 MHZ with GPU Boost 2.0 up to 1178 MHz while the memory is clocked at 7000 MHz or 7 GHz effectively. The new GPU is expected to be 20% faster and 30% more power efficient compared to Kepler based GTX 770.

ZOTAC GTX 970 _1

ZOTAC GTX 970 Specifications

Only a press shot of ZOTAC GTX 970 was leaked so we are not sure about the clock speeds of the card. Rest of the specifications are identical to the reference design. ZOTAC GTX 970 features 4 GB GDDR5 memory spread across a 256-bit memory interface. Memory bandwidth equals to 224.5 GB/s and the GPU supports the latest DirectX 12. You can compare the specifications of GTX 970 with GTX 780 and GTX 770 in the table below:

GeForce GTX 970GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 770
GPUGM204GK110GF114
Process28 nm28 nm28 nm
CUDA Cores166423041536
TMUs138192128
ROPs324832
Memory Size4 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR52/4 GB GDDR5
Core Clock1051 MHz863 MHz1046 MHz
Boost Clock1178 MHz900 MHz1085 MHz
Memory Clock7000 MHz6000 MHz7000 MHz
Memory Interface256-bit384-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth224.5 GB/s288.6 GB/s224.5 GB/s
TDP<150 W250 W220 W
Power Connectors2 x 6-pin8+6-pin8+6-pin
DirectX Support121212
Price$399$499$349

In terms of display outputs, the GPU includes two DVI ports, one HDMI port and one DisplayPort. It supports NVIDIA’s Game Stream, Shadow Play and G-Sync technologies. The dual-fan cooling solution seems to have two 80 mm fans installed on top of an aluminum fin stack with copper heat pipes passing through it. There is no exact info on the pricing yet, but if the reference design is priced at $399 then ZOTAC GTX 970 will retail for $420.

Source: Overclock3D

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