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    Default Anyone here who bought the GTX 970 strix from Global Brands Pvt. Ltd?

    I am new in this forum so I hope this was the right place to post this thread. I dont know anyone personally either.

    The thing is, I am thinking of buying a gtx 970, the asus strix one preferably. Hoping buy it when they restock it. So I just wanted to make sure I pick up some reviews/experiences from anyone who bought it from there previously. And please tell me if you know of other places from where I can buy them, with proper warranty facilities... Thanks!

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    Before buying a gtx 970, be informed that it is a 3.5+.5 GB card . as the later portion (.5) is slow in speed, 1/7 times speed compared to advertised to be precise. But, still I stand corrected, it is still bang-for-buck internationally. If , here in BD, the % price difference between r9 290 and gtx 970 is similar to international difference, then go for it.
    And from some forums, the strix version of gtx 970 runs hot compared to other gtx 970 boards. May be for its temperature-compromising fan profile...

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    As a fellow 970 user I would say go for a 290X rather than a 970. And if you have to buy a 970 get either the MSI or Gigabyte one. The Asus slightly underperforms compared to those two.


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    Last 500Meg's is about 28GBps. and even with the 3.5GB frame buffer this card is pretty appealing but if power is not an issue you can surely try the 290X.

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    Yeah 3.5gb won't cut, trust me. Go buy r9 290x

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    Quote Originally Posted by shafi View Post
    Yeah 3.5gb won't cut, trust me. Go buy r9 290x
    I don't see why it won't cut ?? are you gaming with 3 or 2
    1080p monitor ?? Or 4K ???

    AFAIK at 4k and multiple monitor settings you will need extra VRAM.

    BF4 used Around 3GB RAM at 1080P with 150% upscaling and ultra settings!!! !! You need to upscale 200% with ultra settings to cross the 3.5GB mark, but the FPS doesn't drop that much as it doesn't need 3.6-7 GB all the time even with that settings.

    ONly game more VRAM hungry that I know of is SHADOW of Mordor ( I played it once before buying my 970 but I'm not that into it)
    I saw that it needs 6GB VRAM in 1080p ultra !!!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I would suggest the Gigabyte G1 if you want to spend some extra bucks and if you are into OCing the card (with Voltage changes and set records in benchmarks )

    Otherwise buy the MSI one. (also if you want to do SLI in future it's the card to go as it's the thinnest and smallest), that way the mobo has some room to breath ).

    Don't buy the strix one unless you really want a backplate !!!!

    At the same price point even in our country (GTX970 here are overpriced) GTX970 is a better choice that 290X in 1080p or even 1440p gaming !!! Well it's still less expensive with the almost same performance.

    But if you are in fond of AMD heavy games and thinking about ultrawide monitor or increasing your FOV with multiple monitor setup, go for the 290X preferably the tri-x version. The GPU runs really hot ( I heard ) and also it's really really power hungry specially if you are OCing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnab275 View Post
    I am new in this forum so I hope this was the right place to post this thread. I dont know anyone personally either.

    The thing is, I am thinking of buying a gtx 970, the asus strix one preferably. Hoping buy it when they restock it. So I just wanted to make sure I pick up some reviews/experiences from anyone who bought it from there previously. And please tell me if you know of other places from where I can buy them, with proper warranty facilities... Thanks!
    My suggestion will be GTX 970. Buy MSI one from UCC or Ryans.

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    Get 970. Nvidia gameworks will 中中 on amd anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahib View Post
    I don't see why it won't cut ?? are you gaming with 3 or 2
    1080p monitor ?? Or 4K ???

    AFAIK at 4k and multiple monitor settings you will need extra VRAM.

    BF4 used Around 3GB RAM at 1080P with 150% upscaling and ultra settings!!! !! You need to upscale 200% with ultra settings to cross the 3.5GB mark, but the FPS doesn't drop that much as it doesn't need 3.6-7 GB all the time even with that settings.

    ONly game more VRAM hungry that I know of is SHADOW of Mordor ( I played it once before buying my 970 but I'm not that into it)
    I saw that it needs 6GB VRAM in 1080p ultra !!!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I would suggest the Gigabyte G1 if you want to spend some extra bucks and if you are into OCing the card (with Voltage changes and set records in benchmarks )

    Otherwise buy the MSI one. (also if you want to do SLI in future it's the card to go as it's the thinnest and smallest), that way the mobo has some room to breath ).

    Don't buy the strix one unless you really want a backplate !!!!

    At the same price point even in our country (GTX970 here are overpriced) GTX970 is a better choice that 290X in 1080p or even 1440p gaming !!! Well it's still less expensive with the almost same performance.
    1. Ever heard of VSR of amd or DSR of nvidia?
    2. Played any newer titles with any performance monitoring software in backgrounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    1. Ever heard of VSR of amd or DSR of nvidia?
    2. Played any newer titles with any performance monitoring software in backgrounds?
    1.Yes (I heard of them and used DSR. VSR wasn't available when I got my new card and I don't know if it's still available yet, sorry). and 1.Yes.

    DSR isn't same as running a native higher resolution diaplay. The VRAM needed for running 4K display is more than using DSR to downscale 4K res. in 1080P. I haven't heard 4K DSR in 1080P needing 3.5GB RAM in common games . The problem started at 5K , 4XDSR at 1440p monitor in FC4, BF4, skyrim.
    And VSR doesn't support 5K res for r9 290x afaik. (I could be wrong but when I heard about VSR, I checked the announcement once, I don't know about recent update)

    DSR doesn't create more pixel, it just betters the quality. It doesn't need as much as VRAM as the actual res monitor needs.

    Don't know about VSR if it needs more VRAM than DSR to make it work. BTW is VSR available ??? In that case I might go for the upcoming 300 series GPU in my next upgrade ( given it uses hybrid memory which is said to be faster than GDDR5 )

    But as I said, for our country where >1080p monitors are rare and pricy !!, GTX 970 is better choice than the r9 290X because of POwer consumption and Cooling fact. If power and heat isn't an issue and noise too. r9 290X is better than GTX 970 if VSR is available. BUt I don't regret my decision as last month I got almost 700TK less current bill

    BTW 3.5GB is still more than enough for me with my current display setup even with DSR. (I don't play texture based games much , then I would think 4GB)

    And for futureproofness I would say none of the card 290X or GTX 970 cuts above 1 year or so.

    Everything will change when the hybrid RAM of the 300 series kicks in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahib View Post
    BTW 3.5GB is still more than enough for me with my current display setup even with DSR. (I don't play texture based games much , then I would think 4GB)
    That's exactly what your problem is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    That's exactly what your problem is.
    How could be that my problem !!! DSR @ 1080P monitor doesn't support 5K res. so I don't need any more RAM.
    And frankly texture based games like SHadow of MOdor and minecraft MD needs much more than 4GB RAM at 1080P Upscale or DSR !!!
    All the GPU with less than 6GB RAM has hard time with those !!!!!!

    And frankly you may have a 1440p or 4K monior . Even at 1440P (unless u DSR in 5K res) it doesn't need that much RAM. MOst people don't. And for graphics work in Photoshop and 3D, CUDA is better than OpenCL !!!
    SO unless you have >1440P res (I just saw the VSR announcement again, 290x doesn't support 5K VSR ). 3.5GB is more than enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    That's exactly what your problem is.
    I never once said GTX 970 is a better choice in higher res. I said in 1080p and even 1440P (given 290X doesn't support 5K VSR res) GTX 970 has better value for power consumption and heat.
    If power and heat doesn't matter too you than go for 290X but it's still kind of outdated as 390X and 380X coming within 2-3 month and both has hybrid VRAM said to be multiple times faster than GDDR5

    Then 380X would be the best option at 40K price if it works as perfectly as it say it would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahib View Post
    SO unless you have >1440P res (I just saw the VSR announcement again, 290x doesn't support 5K VSR ). 3.5GB is more than enough


    Then 380X would be the best option at 40K price if it works as perfectly as it say it would.
    It does support.

    I honestly dont think 380X will be any less than 50k here in BD. Same goes for pascals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    It does support.

    I honestly dont think 380X will be any less than 50k here in BD. Same goes for pascals.
    Actually AMD cards tends be less pricy in BD than NVidia cards. Example: GTX 970 and r9 290X price difference in BD ( the sapphire cards tends to be less price than others here, (IDK why) , and afaik sapphire makes the best amd cards, yet it cost less than MSI,Gbyte or Asus cards in BD with warranty).
    Price difference seems higher abroad. So you may see 380X in 40K bracket here, (about $400-$450 abroad)

    * IF it does support 5K VSR in 1440P than at 1440P 290X is the card to go. At 1080P GTX 970 is still a better choice. Again -- considring the power and heat and the cooling need for it (noise matters ) and if you do graphics work.

    A pure gamer who has nothing to do in leisure (like I was in my teen ) and who doesn't have to think about power, heat or noise, should just pick up a 290X in BD.

    Still I don't see the very concerned need of 4GB over 3.5GB in 1080P gaming. At higher res. and textured based game people should buy the 290X 8GB version from abroad ( for futureproofness in higher res) it will cost a lot less than the GTX 980 8GB one planned (A LOOOT less )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahib View Post
    Actually AMD cards tends be less pricy in BD than NVidia cards. Example: GTX 970 and r9 290X price difference in BD ( the sapphire cards tends to be less price than others here, (IDK why) , and afaik sapphire makes the best amd cards, yet it cost less than MSI,Gbyte or Asus cards in BD with warranty).
    Price difference seems higher abroad. So you may see 380X in 40K bracket here, (about $400-$450 abroad)

    * IF it does support 5K VSR in 1440P than at 1440P 290X is the card to go. At 1080P GTX 970 is still a better choice. Again -- considring the power and heat and the cooling need for it (noise matters ) and if you do graphics work.

    A pure gamer who has nothing to do in leisure (like I was in my teen ) and who doesn't have to think about power, heat or noise, should just pick up a 290X in BD.

    Still I don't see the very concerned need of 4GB over 3.5GB in 1080P gaming. At higher res. and textured based game people should buy the 290X 8GB version from abroad ( for futureproofness in higher res) it will cost a lot less than the GTX 980 8GB one planned (A LOOOT less )
    1. I guess almost everybody plays in 3800X1800p nowadays after the introduction of VSR as most of us use 16:9 monitor. So, in 1800p, a 290, not 290X, outperforms an overclocked 970. See: http://banglagamer.com/showthread.ph...unigine+valley

    2. What do you mean by texture based game? Lol.

    3. I strongly believe you do not regularly play at 1800p. Ami i right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VANGUARD View Post
    3. I strongly believe you do not regularly play at 1800p. Ami i right?
    What FPS do you get at that resolution with recent games?

    I know that old games can still produce 60+ but not sure about newer ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahib View Post
    I don't see why it won't cut ?? are you gaming with 3 or 2
    1080p monitor ?? Or 4K ???

    AFAIK at 4k and multiple monitor settings you will need extra VRAM.

    BF4 used Around 3GB RAM at 1080P with 150% upscaling and ultra settings!!! !! You need to upscale 200% with ultra settings to cross the 3.5GB mark, but the FPS doesn't drop that much as it doesn't need 3.6-7 GB all the time even with that settings.

    ONly game more VRAM hungry that I know of is SHADOW of Mordor ( I played it once before buying my 970 but I'm not that into it)
    I saw that it needs 6GB VRAM in 1080p ultra !!!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I would suggest the Gigabyte G1 if you want to spend some extra bucks and if you are into OCing the card (with Voltage changes and set records in benchmarks )

    Otherwise buy the MSI one. (also if you want to do SLI in future it's the card to go as it's the thinnest and smallest), that way the mobo has some room to breath ).

    Don't buy the strix one unless you really want a backplate !!!!

    At the same price point even in our country (GTX970 here are overpriced) GTX970 is a better choice that 290X in 1080p or even 1440p gaming !!! Well it's still less expensive with the almost same performance.

    But if you are in fond of AMD heavy games and thinking about ultrawide monitor or increasing your FOV with multiple monitor setup, go for the 290X preferably the tri-x version. The GPU runs really hot ( I heard ) and also it's really really power hungry specially if you are OCing.
    VANGUARD Vaiar post pretty much sums up my post.
    I gonna give some examples of recent games vram consumption(I have 4gb gtx 770 sli)
    4gb=4096mb, but 4095 is usable

    Watchdogs-3300mb-40xx mb
    dyling light-constant over 4000mb
    shadow of mordor-2800mb-40xxmb in fighting scenes
    Assassin creed black flag-30xxmb-40xxmb

    All on max settings 1080p, with no to moderate aa. Just imagine what would happen if u have max aa settings.

    And so many other that i can't recall all of them. And future games gonna more vram hungry than gpu hungry, as both xbox and ps4 have 5 gb usable vram, and most of the games are console port, days are not very far when we see games are exceeding 3.5gb limit of gtx 970 on regular basis.

    Also spending over 30k for a card that would become obsolete within years due to vram limitation is really ill advise able.

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    Again its really a bad time choosing a gpu, in one hand u have 3.5gb gtx 970, another hand you have much more power hungry and produce enough heat to work as a heater to make you comfortable in the frozen wasteland of Canada(guess ATI always make hot cards to work both as a heater and a gpu to keep their offices cool in harsh cold environment of Canada) r9 290x. Also the next gen cards are about to hit the shelves, so really a bad time for gpu buyers. Thanks god i still have decent setup to run all the games on maxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shafi View Post
    Watchdogs-3300mb-40xx mb
    dyling light-constant over 4000mb
    shadow of mordor-2800mb-40xxmb in fighting scenes
    Assassin creed black flag-30xxmb-40xxmb
    That doesn't mean that the games actually needs the 4GB. Just that it can use it.

    I only played ACBF from that list for a while. My VRAM is 2GB, all maxed out I had no stutters which obviously should be the case if the game needed more VRAM than what I had.

    Just one thing to note, if a game really does need 4GB VRAM, don't expect decent performance with whatever card you can buy today. Sure 290X will perform better, but who gives a 中中 if it's 20fps vs 24fps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    That doesn't mean that the games actually needs the 4GB. Just that it can use it.

    I only played ACBF from that list for a while. My VRAM is 2GB, all maxed out I had no stutters which obviously should be the case if the game needed more VRAM than what I had.

    Just one thing to note, if a game really does need 4GB VRAM, don't expect decent performance with whatever card you can buy today. Sure 290X will perform better, but who gives a 中中 if it's 20fps vs 24fps?
    DYING LIGHT And Shadow of mordor are running fine despite eating over 3.5gb vram. Don't know about acbf but it always ate whooping 30xx mb and over for me, maybe I used 8x msaa thats why with 16x aa filtering

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    Acbf fps hover around 47 to 60 for me, without vsync btw in seas(as i spend most of the time floundering ships)

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    Acbf fps hover around 47 to 60 for me, without vsync btw in seas(as i spend most of the time floundering ships)

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    Acbf fps hover around 47 to 60 for me, without vsync btw in seas(as i spend most of the time floundering ships)

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