As far as high performance graphics cards go the GeForce GTX 970 is one of the best value cards around. NVIDIA has combined its latest Maxwell graphics technology with 4GB of video memory to easily power your HD monitors. The efficient EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ ACX 2.0+ can offer excellent gaming performance for an affordable price.
The latest generation of EVGA GeForce GTX 970s have arrived with FTW+. This enhanced model offers an included backplate, improved cooling, double BIOS support, new display output configuration and 6 power phases for robust overclocking support.
Backplate - Included backplate gives the FTW+ card a nice clean look, and helps reinforce the PCB.
Active Cooling Xtreme 2.0+
ACX 2.0+ adds to the features on the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology which can be found on the EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0. The most significant changes are a Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) which reduceses MOSFET temperatures by 11°C, and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) that are more efficient than the U and S shaped designs that other manufacturers use resulting in reduced GPU temperatures by an additional 5°C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an xtreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, creating additional power for the GPU.
dBi - dB Noise Inverter
EVGA's ACX 2.0+ fan turns off below 60°C, generating 0dB of noise.
OPT - Optimised Power Target
The power target is precisely tuned for the perfect balance of thermal, power and performance, offering 33% more power over the reference card.
MMCP - Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate
Full size cooling plate makes direct contact with memory and MOSFETS, reducing memory up to 9°C and MOSFET up to 11°C.
SHP - Straight Heat Pipes
Triple 8mm straight heat pipes offer 6% better heat dissipation than bent heat pipes with reduced thermal resistance.
QSD BIOS - Quick Switch Dual BIOS
Multiple integrated BIOS's allow you to switch to the secondary with the flick of a switch.
ACX 2.0+ on the EVGA GTX 970 means better overclocking
The maximum "power target" takes into account the fan power consumption, meaning the lower the power consumption from the fan, the more power available resulting in better overclocking. EVGA ACX 2.0+ coolers use over 4x less power than competitors allowing for better and more stable overclocks. In some cases, just a few watts of additional power for the card can provide additional headroom of up to +25MHz for your GPU or +350MHz memory frequency.
ACX 2.0+ Features
1. dBi - dB Inverter
0 dB Operation
2. Double Ball Bearings
4x Longer lifespan / 20% Efficiency
3. 3 Phase / 6 Slot Motor
250% Lower Fan Power
4. SHP - Straight Heat Pipe
Triple 8mm design w/ contact plate
5. OPT (Optimised Power Target)
8 pin power connector - 33% more GPU Power
6. MMCP (Memory/MOSFET Cooling Plate)
9°C Cooler Memory / 11°C Cooler GPU MOSFETs
7. Superior Blade Design
700% more Strength / 25% less Weight
EVGA ACX 2.0+
fan power consumption
fan power consumption
Over 4x Lower Fan Power Consumption
Lower Fan Power = More Power for Overclocking
3x DisplayPort / 1x HDMI 2.0 / 1x DVI-I DL
GeForce® GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. Rigs and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready" ensure that your VR games will be optimized with a best-in-class GPU.
Immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA's unique set of features - such as multi-res shading - mean you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing.
You can now bring your NVIDIA® Graphics Cards power to your TV with NVIDIA® GAMESTREAM™ Technology
THREE WAYS TO GAME
PLAY GAMES FROM YOUR PC
Enjoy your PC game collection on your big screen TV in up to 4K resolution, streamed from a compatable GeForce GTX-powered PC (GTX 650 or Higher) with NVIDIA® GameStream™ Technology
PLAY ANDRIOD GAMES
SHIELD titles. The best way to enjoy premium Android games, from family favorites and Indie hits, to the most advanced Android TV games with rich gameplay and intense multiplayer action
GeForce NOW is a new service from NVIDIA that lets you stream a library of new and classic PC games. Enjoy a collection of 50 classic titles or buy newly released games from our online store
THIS IS HOW YOU PLAY TV
NVIDIA® SHIELD™ transforms your experience from just watching TV to playing TV. Enjoy the hottest movies, your favorite shows, and a new generation of great apps and games
Let Google's advanced voice commands do the work for you. Even cast a show or pictures to your TV from your PC, Android, or iOS device with built-in Google Cast™
MOVIES AND SHOWS IN 4K
Enjoy a truly cinematic experience in stunning 4K Ultra HD from apps like Netflix and YouTube. And allow your favorite films and TV shows to come alive with rich Dolby 7.1 surround sound
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround expands your field of view across three 3D monitors for breath taking panoramic gaming. At an ultra-wide resolution of 5760 x 1080.
NVIDIA SLI Technology links multiple GeForce cards together for dramatically improved graphic performance making it the technology of choice for gamers who demand the very best.
Dynamic Super Resolution renders a game at a higher, more detailed resolution and intelligently shrinks the result back down to the resolution of your monitor, giving you 4K quality graphics on a HD screen.
With the launch of Maxwell we are introducing the world to Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing. This new, Maxwell-exclusive anti-aliasing technique improves edge quality with a minimal performance cost.
Microsoft DirectX is the graphics technology powering all of today's hottest games. The latest version of DirectX features tessellation for film-like geometric detail.
CUDA is NVIDIA's parallel computing architecture that harnessing the power of the GPU to speed up the most demanding tasks you run on your PC.
Without accurate physics simulations, even the most beautiful game feels static and lifeless. PhysX taps into the GPU for complex physics calculations.
Nothing is more distracting than frame rate stuttering and screen tearing. Adaptive V-Sync is a smarter way to render frames using NVIDIA Control Panel software.
GPU Boost 2.0
GPU Boost helps extract every ounce of computing power from graphics cards, maximizing frame rates in each and every game.
NVIDIA G-SYNC is ground breaking new display technology that delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. Objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth.
Voxel Global Illumination is a stunning advancement, delivering incredibly realistic lighting, shading and reflections to next-generation games and game engines.
TXAA anti-aliasing creates a smoother, clearer image than any other anti-aliasing solution by combining high-quality MSAA multisample anti-aliasing, post processes, and NVIDIA-designed temporal filters.
With the power of GeForce GPUs, gamers are able to combine up to five displays at resolutions up to 4K to create the most immersive gaming environment possible.
4K has revolutionises the way you view your games by adding four times as many pixels as commonly used 1920 x 1080 screens, opening your eyes to rich, superbly-detailed worlds.
NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology delivers stereoscopic 3D images for gamers, movie lovers and photo enthusiasts when configured with NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA 3D Vision active shutter glasses and display.
NVIDIA's GeForce Experience automatically notifies you of new driver releases from NVIDIA. With a single click, you can update the driver directly, without leaving your desktop.
DirectX 12 Demo
Phil Scott from NVIDIA shows off Square Enix's DX12 'Witch' demo
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With the launch of the new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards Nvidia is rolling out the latest Maxwell architecture to its high-end desktop graphics cards. Prior to this release Maxwell had been limited to the entry-level GTX 750 Ti and a handful of mobile GeForce GPUs.