GTX 970 Price History

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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GTX 970 Price History Chart




DateRetail PriceUsed Price
Sep 1, 2023$428$50
Aug 1, 2023$461$50
Jul 1, 2023$472$50
Jun 1, 2023$457$50
May 1, 2023$63
Apr 2, 2023$56
Mar 1, 2023$59
Feb 1, 2023$62
Jan 1, 2023$65
Dec 1, 2022$90
Nov 20, 2022$194

This price chart displays the average lowest price for each month. To determine this, the chart takes the lowest price recorded for each day and then calculates the average of those prices for the entire month.

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GTX 970 Price

The Nvidia GTX 970 release price (MSRP) was $329 at launch. Currently the GTX 970 retail price is $399 on Amazon. Nvidia GTX 970 used price is around $50.

Is GTX 970 Worth It?

No, despite its higher price point of $399, the GeForce GTX 970 proves disappointing when purchased new. It falls short in 3DMark performance by a -77.2% compared to similarly priced Radeon RX 6800.

See GTX 970 vs RX 6800 side by side comparison

In the realm of the used market, the GeForce GTX 970 still maintains decent value for money but falls -16.5% short of the GeForce GTX 980 in terms of performance. It's a moderate choice, neither remarkable nor disappointing.

See GTX 970 vs GTX 980 side by side comparison

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GTX 970 Release Date

The GeForce GTX 970 was released by Nvidia in September 2014, alongside its higher-end counterpart, the GTX 980. It was designed to offer high-quality gaming performance at a more affordable price point compared to other high-end graphics cards. The GTX 970 quickly gained popularity among PC gamers due to its impressive performance and energy efficiency, and it remained a popular choice for several years after its release.

GTX 970 Specs

The GTX 970 is a powerful graphics card designed to deliver top-notch performance to PC gamers. One of its key features is the 4GB of VRAM, which allows it to run even the most demanding games at high resolutions with smooth performance. Another notable aspect of the GTX 970 is its relatively low power consumption of around 145 watts, making it a more energy-efficient option compared to other high-end graphics cards. With its impressive VRAM and energy efficiency, the GTX 970 was a popular choice among gamers who required high-quality graphics without sacrificing too much power. Here are the key specifications for the GTX 970:

  • GPU Clock: 1050 MHz
  • Memo>ry Clock: 1750 MHz
  • Memory Size: 4GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Bus Width: 256-bit
  • Max Resolution: 4096 x 2160
  • Power Consumption: 145 watts
  • DirectX: 12.0
  • OpenGL: 4.5
  • TDP: 145 watts
  • Outputs: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort