Product Comparison: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC vs MSI GeForce GTX 970


General Specifications
Brand
EVGA
MSI
Model
GeForce GTX 970 SC
GeForce GTX 970
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
Get Game Ready with GeForce® GTX. GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
4 GB
4 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1279 MHz
1279 MHz
Memory Bus Width
256 bit
256 bit

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

What customers say about "Key Specs"
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC Superclocked 4GB Graphics Card
  • A fantastic graphics card, Highly recommended.
  • The graphics are beautiful & crisp in HD. BF4 looks to take just over 2GB of graphics card memory so plenty of headroom on board for modern games.
  • This product was delivered very quickly and works perfectly. I would recommend to anyone.
  • Really great card, I have two of these in SLI and they are great for gaming. It has enough video memory capacity.
  • Fast, quiet and not over long. EVGA have once again produced a well built quality product.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card
  • The Gaming 4G has a generous 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
  • Allowed me to play Overwatch, along with getting more memory.
  • Love this, the memory thing isn't an issue at all.
  • The card also only comes with 2GB of video memory which is a significant problem in today's games.
  • It only uses 3.5GB of it's memory.
Size & Weight
Height
1.96 in.
1.37 in.
Width
9.5 in.
10.91 in.
Depth
4.38 in.
5.51 in.
Weight
2.2 lbs.
1.79 lbs.

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

Features
Processor Type
GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX 970
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
7010 MHz
7010 MHz
API Supported
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, OpenCL
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync, NVIDIA CUDA Technology with OpenCL support, NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution Technology, NVIDIA G-SYNC, NVIDIA GameStream Technology, NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0, NVIDIA MFAA Technology, NVIDIA Surround Technology
MULTI-GPU Technology, VR Ready
Cooling System
Single Fan
Twin Frozr
Extras
Max Monitors Supported: 4, Incredible Speed and Power Efficiency, Dynamic Super Resolution Technology, Super-Smooth and Stutter-Free
Airflow diagram, Airflow control, SuperSU PIPE, Zero frozr

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC

MSI GeForce GTX 970

What customers say about "Features"
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC Superclocked 4GB Graphics Card
  • The fans don't kick in until the temperature of the card reaches 60-65C (you can monitor the temperature using free software such as CPUID - I highly recommend this).
  • This is a great graphics card, but it will put demands on your PSU when playing games on full settings.
  • Awesome card. I bought this in order to power a 4k monitor. With the main intention for photo editing, I'm a casual gamer so a more powerful card was desired.
  • I'm able to run all my games comfortably at high to highest settings at 4k. It's quite quiet too, a lot quieter than my old 560.
  • A solid card with great cooling technology that should last for a while. You pay for what you get.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card
  • 60fps on Gta v in 4K with just a few features turned down one and no anti aliasing.
  • The graphics controller software works really well allowing you to optimism for your play, cool the card down and even configure the LED lights.
  • I love the red and black colour scheme and the LED logo. Good feature.
  • One of my favourite features of this card is the fact that the fans do not turn on until 60 degrees.
  • The software for the GPU is also amazing, as one can customize a lot of features such as how the lights flash.
Connectivity
Interface
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E
Output(s)
HDMI, DisplayPort, DL-DVI
2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
What customers say about "Connectivity"
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC Superclocked 4GB Graphics Card
  • Works as advertised, as these things usually do. I've had no problems whatsoever, and there is nothing to complain about on the performance. It has good connectors.
  • Connecting this video card was easier than ever thanks to the large number of connectors.
  • The card has excellent connectivity, which made me very happy.
  • Great performance and near silent if left on default fan profile. And amazing options for connection.
  • Great powerful card. Brilliant build quality and has been running well in my rig for 2 weeks. Shows good performance through hdmi cable.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card
  • I connect my PC to my 720p TV so it's not very difficult to get high frame rates in games.
  • Very impressed and with steam streaming to my laptop that's connected to my TV in the living room my ps4/xb1 now look dated.
  • Exactly what I wanted. Means I can connect to 3 monitors as well as my tv screen. Very happy.
  • With the card installed and connected the PC failed to boot.
  • Note it does not have a USB3 header, so you can't connect a front of case USB3 port to it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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