EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming Video Card Review

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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming Overclocking

EVGA Precision

In case you forgot, the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming graphics card is already factory overclocked up to 1140 MHz base with a boost clock of 1279MHz and the 4GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1753MHz (7010 MHz effective). By using the EVGA Precision X utility to overclock the core of the GPU by 200MHz and memory by 500MHz we were running at 1240 MHz base clock (1479MHz boost) and the memory was at 2000MHz (8000 MHz effective). We did need to bump up the voltage by +12mV to get the core clock stable.

EVGA Precision Overclock

This overclock meant that we were running at 1566.2 MHz at times thanks to NVIDIA Boost 2.0 on the core, which is one of the highest clocks we have gotten for the GM204 ‘Maxwell’ GPU.

GTX 970 Hybrid Overclock

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming 4GB Stock:

GTX 970 3DMark Stock

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming 4GB Overclocked:

GTX 970 3DMark Overclocked

By overclocking the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB video card we were able to take the stock score of 10,441 and raise it up to 11,710. This is a 1,269 point increase in our overall 3DMark score, which represents a performance gain of 12.2 percent. Not a bad little performance gain for a quick and easy overclock and it shows that there is plenty of room left in this card for some overclocking fun!

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  • Sean Kumar Sinha

    Kind of disappointed eVGA didn’t put this cooling on a more impressive version of the 970. I know they were aiming for a quiet card, but I think they would have reached a more receptive audience if this was a 970 with beefed up power-phase and OC capability.

    • Coach

      They may have left it lower, since we enthusiasts would try to overclock it anyways because….heck, it has water cooling! 😀 It would prevent a glut of returns from those who burned them up.

  • motov8

    Not worth the money. I got the same board gtx 970 and i added Arctic Accelero Mono plus on it. I got max temp 50’C and pure silent. Gpu is on 1200 MHz (1400 MHz turbo) and ram on 7000 MHz (very bad elpida). I dont put more on core, bcuz i dont need to get extra 50 Mhz with really heavy load.