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Gigabyte Reveals GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo 4 GB

It's been nearly a year since Nvidia first debuted the GeForce GTX 970, but that didn't stop Gigabyte from releasing an all new version of the popular GPU.

Gigabyte launched the GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo 4 GB, which features a redesigned blower style cooling system that includes Gigabyte's Twin Turbo fans. The exclusive design pulls air in from both sides of the fan and forces it across the GPU and out the back of the case. Gigabyte said that this approach provides 24 percent more air flow and a 29 percent improvement in cooling performance compared to Nvidia's reference blower design. 

The GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo comes overclocked from the factory, and it includes two different BIOS settings. Gaming Mode comes clocked at 1076 MHz with a boost clock of 1216 MHz. OC Mode has a more aggressive base clock of 1101 MHz, along with a higher boost of 1241 MHz. The 4 GB of memory has been left at the 7010 MHz reference speed.

Gigabyte's GTX 970 Twin Turbo has been designed with the company's Ultra Durable VGA technology. Gigabyte said Ultra Durable VGA helps lower the GPU and memory temperature by using twice the amount of copper that a traditional PCB design includes. Solid capacitors, a metal choke, and tier one memory are all part of the Ultra Durable design. Gigabyte claimed these features result in better overclocking capability and improved power efficiency.

It may be late to the party, but Gigabyte's fresh approach to the blower-style cooler will likely spark the attention of those looking to run SLI. Dual- and triple-fan solutions vent air back into the case and can become starved for fresh air in SLI configurations. Blower fans typically work much better in multi graphics card configurations, and a pass-through fan could be very beneficial if it works as Gigabyte claims.

It's not clear when the GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo 4 GB will be available, nor do we know the price, but it is expected on store shelves soon.

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  • 3ogdy
    Blah, blah, blah..they should've released that quite some time ago...not a year after the launch.
    Moreover, the following is false:
    "The EXCLUSIVE design pulls air in from both sides of the fan and forces it across the GPU and out the back of the case"
    Bullshit - ASUS designed the Turbo GTX 970 with a blower that pulls air from both sides months ago. Gigabyte ain't doin' nothing new here.
    "Gigabyte's fresh approach to the blower-style cooler will likely spark the attention of those looking to run SLI." Again, they're not the first and this is no innovation. Other than the looks, this is far from fresh.
    https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics_Cards/TURBOGTX970OC4GD5/
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  • TechyInAZ
    LOL I smell copy cating...

    This will be a good flavor of the Asus turbo since this one is black and not white.
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  • clonazepam
    I wonder how annoying it might be to some to have that power connector there. Might need extra slack in the cable to avoid a weird or just annoying placement. It also puts it more in alignment with over-sized CPU coolers which could further inflame any annoyance. No window? No problem I guess.
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  • de5_Roy
    non-ref. blower type coolers have been around for a long time. last time i saw one was on HIS' radeon cards (and the asus turbo one).

    blower type coolers are good for small cases and multigpu config. also good for high power-consuming gpu and cpu combo (e.g. an all amd air-cooled gaming rig ;)). only problem may be cooler's noise performance on load. IMO oems should make these 1.5 slotters for lower power consumers like gtx 970 and 960 cards (and 950TI/950TI ITX ver. :)).
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  • Tiffany Monyata
    "Gigabyte launched the GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo 3.5 GB", fixed that for you

    Its funny so many people down voted you for a very truthful comment. I guess all the cheap people on here took offense. GTX 970 is a waste of money as soon as you go over the 3.5 GB of RAM stutter city and all those who think you its almost impossible to use 3.5GB of vRAM are morons and you can stop wasting internet storage for your comments. Facts are facts the GTX 970 is crap
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  • omnimodis78
    "Gigabyte launched the GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo 3.5 GB", fixed that for you

    Its funny so many people down voted you for a very truthful comment. I guess all the cheap people on here took offense. GTX 970 is a waste of money as soon as you go over the 3.5 GB of RAM stutter city and all those who think you its almost impossible to use 3.5GB of vRAM are morons and you can stop wasting internet storage for your comments. Facts are facts the GTX 970 is crap

    The reason I know you don't own a GTX 970 is because if you did own one you wouldn't be writing such an uneducated, emotional comment as the one you managed to compose. This card is 4GB, not 3.5GB... Everybody who knows anything about the topic already understands what's going on, but your kind just doesn't seem to care to read anything about the topic and gain a basic level understanding. By the way, what game today uses more than 3.5 GB which produces "stutter fest"?
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  • uglyduckling81
    I've got a 970 and have never experienced stutter. I game at 1080p and it's fine. I was dubious about buying it with the 3.5gb false advertising but I'm happy with the card now. It turned out to be a non issue for the end user. It just made me mistrust Nvidia even more than I already did.
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  • Innocent_Bystander
    Decent for HTPC cases.
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  • MasterDell
    What's with the dumb marketing name? Twin Turbo? We are selling graphics cards not Audi's right?
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  • Tiffany Monyata
    16366884 said:
    "Gigabyte launched the GeForce GTX 970 Twin Turbo 3.5 GB", fixed that for you

    Its funny so many people down voted you for a very truthful comment. I guess all the cheap people on here took offense. GTX 970 is a waste of money as soon as you go over the 3.5 GB of RAM stutter city and all those who think you its almost impossible to use 3.5GB of vRAM are morons and you can stop wasting internet storage for your comments. Facts are facts the GTX 970 is crap

    The reason I know you don't own a GTX 970 is because if you did own one you wouldn't be writing such an uneducated, emotional comment as the one you managed to compose. This card is 4GB, not 3.5GB... Everybody who knows anything about the topic already understands what's going on, but your kind just doesn't seem to care to read anything about the topic and gain a basic level understanding. By the way, what game today uses more than 3.5 GB which produces "stutter fest"?

    You just proved you are a fool. And even more foolish to defend something you know nothing about. LOL you are legacy in the graphic card arena.

    Learn your products or learn to read, articles are all over the web. 3.5GB of vRAM.
    Here is a link for people that don't know how to do a google search: http://
    Games that use over 3.5GB of RAM or 4GB for that much.

    Max settings on these titles: PLUS MANY MORE GAMES

    GTA V for PC
    Act of Agression
    Far Cry 4
    Shadow of Mordor wants 6GB of VRAM for 1080p Ultra settings
    Dying Light
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    FIRESTRIKE EXTREME
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