REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
In my time with this card I have been wowed time and time again. When I’d first heard about Maxwell and it’s efficiency improvements, I shrugged it off and thought “How much more efficient could it be than Kepler” and “Why isn’t nVidia focusing on performance!” – Well, to answer both of those questions: It is a lot more efficient and they did focus on performance. But they did so in a way that made sense. Instead of creating a power-hungry beast like AMD’s 290 and 290x, nVidia has managed to deliver performance on par with those cards at a mere 145W TDP.
Maxwell is more than just efficient on power draw, it’s more efficient on your wallet.
What’s more, if you consider that the GTX 970 launches at a price that is $300 cheaper than the GTX 780 launched at in 2013, while delivering equal or better performance. Compared to Kepler, Maxwell is more than just efficient on power draw, it’s more efficient on your wallet.
…anyone in the market for a high-end graphics card should definitely seriously consider this card.
The GTX 970 and more specifically the ASUS Strix GTX 970 is easily the best bang for your buck graphics card on the market right now that does not cut any corners. It delivers awesome build quality, superior cooling performance and amazing gaming performance for your money. Anyone in the market for a high-end graphics card should definitely seriously consider this card.
Now, if you’ll excuse me.. I’m gonna go play some games.