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  • Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Video Card Review


    Benchmark Configuration

    The System as it was Tested

    Asus P9X79 - X79 Chipset
    Intel Core i7 3960x (3.3Ghz) Hex Core 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 15MB L3 Cache
    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro
    4x Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz 16GB DDR3 (9-9-9-27)
    Western Digital VelociRaptor 150gb SerialATA 10000RPM
    LG 20x Super Multi GSA-H55L
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming (347.09)
    NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti (331.70)
    EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC (347.25)
    MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning (14.4)

    Framerates were captured using the benchmarking software and a program called FRAPS.  FRAPS is an easy to use program that will monitor the framerate right before it is displayed to the user.  Gameplay was recorded from the start of the level and would persist to a pre-determined end point.  Scores were then complied over the course of two runs and averaged to provide the totals you will see in the charts. In the instances where FRAPS was not used to capture game data the benchmark program average was used.

    The purpose of our benchmark suite is to provide the readers with a comparative analysis of video card performance based on a common set of variables.  This may not always reflect a real "in-game" experience or framerates, since those are almost impossible to replicate but, is designed to provide an accurate scale of performance of one video card to another given their default settings.