EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC & FTW+
The World's Most Efficient GPU + Air Cooler
The new generation of EVGA GeForce GTX 970s have arrived with the SSC and FTW+. These enhanced models offer improved cooling, double BIOS support, new display output configuration and 6 power phases for robust overclocking support. The FTW+ model even has an included backplate.
These new cards also feature EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling that features optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor. The EVGA ACX 2.0 cooler offers more air flow, with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.
The new EVGA GeForce GTX 970 is powered by the next-generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, giving you incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features.
Maxwell is the most advanced GPU architecture ever made, designed to be the engine of next-generation gaming. Inspired by light, it was designed to solve some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing. For the first time, gaming GPUs can dynamically render indirect light using the new VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination technology). Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts more realistically in the game environment.
Fans only run when necessary, and turn off during idle. This means the EVGA card is completely silent when not gaming!
Multiple integrated BIOSes allow you to tweak and troubleshoot with ease. The secondary BIOS also has an alternate fan curve, allowing for ultimate cooling performance.
Full size cooling base plate makes contact with GPU memory and MOSFETs, reducing memory temperature up to 14% and MOSFET temperature up to 48%.
The power target is precisely tuned for the perfect balance of thermal, power and performance, offering 33% more power over reference.
Triple 8mm straight heat pipes offer 6% better heat dissipation than bent heat pipes with reduced thermal resistance.
The FTW+ model includes an EVGA backplate that looks great and improves PCB strength.
Maxwell is the world's fastest GPU and the GTX 970 offers the most advanced performance in its class. Each delivers 2x the performance of previous-generation cards, bringing new gaming experiences to virtual reality, HD, and ultra-resolution 4K displays.
Exclusive GeForce technologies make games look and perform at their best. New Voxel Global Illumination accelerates dynamic lighting effects to offer a truly cinematic experience.
Enable the detail of 4K monitors, on a 1080P display. DSR produces smoother images by rendering a game at a high resolution, then downscaling it to the native resolution of the display using advanced filtering.
GeForce GTX 970 cards support tear-free, super-fast NVIDIA G-Sync monitor display technology, including 4K. Together, these technologies provide the most immersive and competitive gaming experiences possible.
NVIDIA Maxwell is a breakthrough architecture for next-generation gaming experiences, including visual reality, 4K and 4K Surround. Plus, you can record your greatest gaming moments in 4K with NVIDIA ShadowPlay to share with friends. You can even stream PC games from your GeForce GTX rig to an NVIDIA SHIELD device with NVIDIA GameStream to play anywhere.
EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling is a breakthrough. We did a full redesign on the motor, from improved magnets, to changing how the internals are designed to help reduce acoustic noise from the fan. Furthermore, ACX 2.0 drastically lowers fan power consumption, unlocking additional power for the GPU. Learn more about ACX 2.0 here.
It's no surprise that the EVGA warranty is often regarded as the best in the industry. With EVGA's warranty, the graphics card is fully covered under the Warranty term, no matter who owns it. Learn more here.
Most graphics card manufacturers only focus on one aspect when designing their cooling solution and neglect all other aspects of the fan design and heatsink. With EVGA ACX 2.0, we focused on the details that make a real difference, not just marketing jargon.
In fact, did you know that the power consumption of a fan can directly affect your overclocking ability? Modern NVIDIA graphics cards have a maximum power ceiling that takes into account the fan power consumption, meaning the lower the power consumption from the fan, the more power available for the GPU! Triple fan coolers from competitors increase power consumption, thereby lowering your maximum overclocking headroom. When it comes to graphics cards cooling, less is more!
We did a full redesign on the motor, from improved magnets, to changing how the internals are designed to help reduce acoustic noise from the fan. Furthermore we also increased the fan blade count, which creates higher pressure allowing the heatsink and fan to cool better without needing to increase the motor speed and increase noise levels. This will help reduce the temperatures of the card and keep the fan noise down, increasing the lifespan of the card; all of this frees up additional power for overclocking.
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The EVGA award winning software has been further improved in the latest versions. EVGA PrecisionX 16 brings a major revamp to the software with a new GUI, new voltage controls, pixel clock control and much more. Check out what all the buzz is about by downloading the latest software from EVGA... for FREE!
EVGA OC Scanner X is a free stress test utility, allowing you to test various aspects of your card with a variety of tests. This application even has a built in artifact detector that will notify you if any faults are found!
EVGA PrecisionX – Redesigned to harness the power of GPU Boost 2.0, EVGA PrecisionX sets another baseline for what overclocking software should be. Learn more and download it below!
Launch Precision Site
EVGA OC Scanner X – Featuring a brand new look and layout, this popular application has been updated to show all of the GeForce GTX 970 SSC & FTW+ vitals. Learn more and download it here.
Launch OC Scanner Site