For high-resolution gaming and graphics rendering EVGA's GeForce GTX 970 FTW Graphics Card is built on a factory overclocked processing core which operates from 1216 to 1367 MHz. The boost in processing speed over the baseline model allows for more data throughput, minimizing bottlenecks and dropped frames during intense gaming sequences.
The GTX 970 chipset features 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM coupled to 1664 CUDA GPU cores. The cores are arranged using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture for efficient operation. Graphics intensive programs can utilize the Maxwell architecture's parallel configuration of the CUDA cores to speed up render times and other tasks that benefit from parallel processing. Another benefit of Maxwell architecture is energy efficiency.
On the output panel of the card features four output ports: a DisplayPort 1.2 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a dual-link DVI-D port, and a dual-link DVI-I port, which supports VGA output via the included DVI-I to VGA adapter. The HDMI and DisplayPort outputs support resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160. That resolution, combined with NVIDIA's Surround, can provide an immersive gaming experience using multiple monitors.
EVGA's ACX 2.0 cooler quietly keeps the card's operating temperature in check. A large cooling system allows for the GPU to be overclocked beyond its baseline spec. To keep the cooler quiet, the fans are driven by low-power motors and feature 11 swept fan-blades on double ball bearings to increase efficiency. This cooler is most useful in medium to large towers where airflow inside the case is not a concern.