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OcUK GeForce GTX 970 "NVIDIA 970 Cooler Edition" 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

  • Core Clock: 1050MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1178MHz
  • Memory: 4096MB 7010MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 1664
  • SLI Ready
  • VR Ready
  • PhysX/CUDA Enabled
  • 3 Years Warranty.
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Stock Code: GX-205-OK

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OcUK GeForce GTX 970 "NVIDIA 970 Cooler Edition" 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Virtual Reality is upon us with the likes of Oculus Rift already available and HTC Vive coming very soon. Valve have released a SteamVR benchmark which will test your system for VR Readiness, we advice customers to run this benchmark as the minimum specification to be VR Ready is a GTX 970 from camp NVIDIA. VR is a game changer for games such as Elite Dangerous, Portal 3, Flight simulator, Project cars and who knows the elusive Half Life 3 may make an appearance from Valve as being VR optimised, lets keep our fingers crossed. This very special NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 is the only one of its kind designed by our in-house VGA Guru Gibbo making this the worlds ONLY genuine reference 970 available in the world. Gibbo's design request were very specific, genuine NVIDIA 970 cooler, yes the crazy expensive one just like the 980 cooler and a NVIDIA BGA Board using all original NVIDIA components with absolute zero cost down in the design.

Infact Gibbo improved the design by changing the containers in which the inductors are located for better quality items to help reduce and eliminate any possibility of coil whine. So why buy this over any other 970, well it is most likely the quietest whilst under load (gaming) due to having the NVIDIA cooler and any chances of coil whine have being pretty much eliminated with the design changes Gibbo has had implemented.

So this card is ideal for those seeking as little noise as possible and the other major advantage is the NVIDIA cooler which offers much better cooling performance in smaller enclosures or when running in 2-way or 3-way SLI.

Finally of course this card is perfect for when Half Life 3 is finally released at some point in the future and of course the latest GTA V game which is now confirmed!

The GTX 980 is the worlds fastest GPU and the GTX 970 offers the most advanced performance in its class. Each delivers 2x the performance of previous-generation card, bringing new gaming experiences to virtual reality, and ultra resolution 4k displays.

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 980 and 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.

- Voxel Global Illumination Technology (VXGI)
- NVIDIA® Super Resolution technology
- NVIDIA® GameWorks technology
- NVIDIA® GameStream technology
- NVIDIA® TXAA Technology
- NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0
- NVIDIA PhysX® Technology
- NVIDIA FXAA Technology
- NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
- NVIDIA Surround
- Support for four concurrent displays including: Two dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2
- Microsoft DirectX 12
- NVIDIA® 3D Vision® Ready
- NVIDIA SLI® Ready Technology
- NVIDIA CUDA® technology
- PCI Express 3.0 support
- OpenGL 4.4 support
- OpenCL support
- NVIDIA G-Sync Ready
- VR Ready

- Genuine NVIDIA 970 Cooler with Visualizer
- Genuine NVIDIA 980 PCB
- Coil Whine reduction technology: We specify the capacitors/inductors to be enclosed in plastic containers as it helps reduce/eliminate coil whine
- GeForce GTX 970
- GPU: GeForce GTX 970 (GM204)
- Core Base Clock: 1050MHz
- Core Boost Clock: 1178MHz (Upto 1268MHz Boost)
- Memory Clock: 7010MHz
- Memory Size: 4096MB GDDR5
- Bus Type: PCI Express 3.0
- Memory Bus: 256-bit
- CUDA Cores: 1664
- DirectX 12: Yes
- DVI Port: 1x Dual-Link DVI, 3x DisplayPort & 1x HDMI
- DisplayPort: Yes
- HDCP: Yes
- HDMI: Yes
- Power: 2x 6-Pin
- 450W PSU Required
- 145W TDP
- Dimensions: 268.6 x 98.4 x 40 mm
- Warranty: 3yr

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Still worth the money

Very happy with my recent purchase of this card. Runs quite and smooth, boosts stright to 1268Mhz without touching the keyboard. Super fast delivery and 5 star service from overclockers.

Mr Daniel Allen 2016-03-16

A Revelation

I'm not a serious gamer but an occasional one so I've lived with my five year old GTX 480 (sorry!) until now. I wish I'd upgraded before - my gaming is transformed. I used to only play for about 20 minutes with my old card because it got so hot and the fan got so loud. I'm playing Grid Autosport with all settings maxed, getting 75 degrees, less than 50% fan speed and total silence. A fantastic card, well worth the premium.

Mark Perrett 2015-12-29

Top card

Very pleased.

Incredibly well built and looks the part.

Mine is SILENT. As in SILENT. You cannot hear it.

Temps are 30 (idle) to 79/80 under full load in a benchmarking tool. This is with a slight overclock but with no additional voltage going through the card. Overclocks well without the need to boost the voltage.

Crushes pretty much anything thrown at it. BF4 with this and a G-Sync monitor is a whole new experience. Averaging about 60fps on GTA V with Very high settings across the board.

You won't be disappointed.

Si Jones 2015-12-07


got three of these running in my system xsellent and i ran firestrike it scored better than 99% of all results topping at 17590 with my 4820k i7cpu the only part with an OC, @4GHZ, So I think this says it all great cards worth the cash if you have it a top notch choice.(Oh and they look nice too.).


Really happy with this card

I bought this card to replace my 2 x GTX 580 in SLI. It is indeed a "cooler edition"! The temps are below of what i expected and i hear no coil whine whatsoever. The performance is very good.

Regarding the 3.5 GB Vram issue, this was sort of fixed by Nvidia with the release of 347.xx driver. You don't get stutter when you exceed 3.5 GB of memory. They optimized the way the card uses the 0.5 GB when it is accessed.

Thumbs up for overclockers for this special release of GTX 970! Excellent service and fast shipping as always.

I will be returning soon for a second one.

100% satisfied customer.



Rather going for a internal fan exhaust type of GTX970 card, like I did the past generations, I was in search of a cool and nearly silent GTX970. Secondly, the elimination or reduction of coil whine was also on my shopping checklist. Although coil whine can be a relation between a specific PSU and GPU, with this card I noticed no high squealing noise from the card. Only some low frequency buzzing when my ear is near the card itself, but that would be categorized as nitpicking. Probably it has to do something with my 'bq! DP10 750' PSU... Anyway in my case, the harddrives and other casefans seems to make more noise.

Overall, highly recommended. Build quality is superb (delivered as a Zotac) and it is worth the money. When OcUK releases upcoming custom cards of GPU's in the future, I will certainly put those on top of my shopping list!


They say you get what you pay for.......

.......and this card is worth every penny. I replaced an AMD 6950 with this card, it installed easily and runs like a dream.
Coupled with the fact that OC responded with their typical efficiency and clarity when I called with a couple of technical queries, the order and delivery process was flawless......this has been a good week. Thanks OC. I'll be back.



So I went through a few different brands of 970 before giving up and going back to my 290. They reason was they all had crazy cap whine. My hearing is very sensitive and I can hear 21000hz on those tests. But still these could be heard in the next room. This card however is silent. And I mean 0 cap whine of mine. Its very cool as well and idle currently at 32c havent seen it go over 55c in game. Build quality is out of this world. Actually feels worth the money. Don't look elsewhere just grab one of these now!


Amazing Build Quality & Performance!

Bought this GTX970 because of it's stylish looks and robust and solid build quality.

The card came in a Zotac box? Which is strange as this card is made by OCuk, not sure why this happened.

However, I am happy to report that the item was a great buy. It runs relatively cool, at around 75 degrees under full load. This temperature is reduced on aftermarket cards, so some sacrifice has been made with this reference one.

My card turned out to be a very good overclocker, it boosts to 1502MHz! Which is a very high overclock. Also, the memory has been overclocked from 7000MHz to 7400MHz without fail. The performance is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it.

The metal shroud on the 970 is built from Magnesium Alloy, which is strong and durable, and looks sleek and modern. The backplate is very sturdy and looks the part. This is the first ever graphics card I've had that DOESN'T sag or bow when it's in the case! Very impressed.

In terms of acoustics, the card is very quiet, barely audible either at idle or load. It may be a couple of decibels higher than an aftermarket 970, but it is still very quiet. Also, all of the heat from the GPU is exhausted out of the rear, which doesn't leave the hot air in your case.

Overall, I would recommend this card very strongly, I think the couple of decibels of additional noise and slightly higher temperatures are a small price to pay for a 970 built like this.

Easily the best graphics card I've ever owned (And I can assure you, I've owned many!)


Worth every penny

Bought this back in late Feb to go alongside my NZXT H440 and has taken everything I've thrown at it. For those concerned about the 3.5gb fiasco, it's not something to worry about for every day gaming. Truly a fantastic card and looks amazing too.


Great Card

Extremely happy with the card. Runs all the games I play maxed out perfectly well (PS2, Tomb Raider, CoH, M&B, Battlefield). I previously owned the Gigabyte version and can't recommend this over it enough. If you are going to spend


Best 970 money can buy

I live in Australia and ordered one all the way from the uk, why? I prefer refrence cards and the sexy NVidia cooler, that fact that it uses a refrence 980 board means you can use the good full size 980 waterblocks.
It also has the best capacitors on it that money can buy, better coils and ram than most other 970 cards aswell, it is overbuilt.
This is an overbuilt quality 970 that is also the best overclocking 970 aswell because of the 980 pcb and components.
I am ordering another when they are back in stock for SLI.

Because 3.5GB of vram is not enough, I wont get a 4gb amd 290 because they suck, il just get another awesome 970 and have 7gb vram. Jokes this card is awesome by itself don't be put off by numbers, go by reviews not specs.



To be honest the performance of these cards are nothing special,but where this card surpasses its competitors is the glorious nvidia cooler.i have 2 of these stunning beasts in my rig and are the star of my setup.in terms of temps these cards are nothing special,but the built quality is stunning. manli has really done a great job on this card,when i first took it out of the box the card was very heavy and felt sturdy.this was also the case when i had to install both of them by weaving them through tubing and wires but the cards have not got a scratch on them.
overall this is for the guys with a mini itx build or for the guys that think that all the other cards ugly.
im in the second category so ill give these cards a 10/10

btw you do get a pick your path with each card.


Expensive but worth it for the reference

Upgraded from a GTX 750Ti to this and it's amazing but it makes noise. I heard the GTX 970 range has coil whine but I've read other reviews for this card saying it's quiet, but mine makes a clicking sound on idle and becomes even louder under load. I can eliminate it by increasing the fan speed to MAX which helps but then the fan makes noise. Maybe it's normal. Other than noise it's perfect. I didn't even know a reference design for the 970 existed and cancelled my order for the ASUS for this one. It runs everything on ultra nicely and the GeForce illuminating logo is nice with direct heat outflow out of the case keeping it cool.


***MANLI is #1 for this amazing card***

First of all, I have to appreciate what OcUK has done to offer this card for "Picky Gamers". I really spent on much time searching for this, but nothing cannot be found until it's available on OcUK to meed my demand urgently.

I have to say it's an awesome gift before Christmas vacation, which it has nothing to be desired.......almost 100% in perfection.

"Trust me, it worth paying and never regret doing it"




Amazing card, got it running on three monitors, runs games like Battlefield on Ultra at above 60FPS! The free pack of Gummy Bears was what really tipped it off though.


Awesome Card

Once i found that the 970 now had a reference cooler design, i was set on getting one of these with the plan to get another when i upgrade monitors. I'm currently running 3 1920x1080 60hz monitors and play 100% of games (so far) at ultra with AT LEAST a 70fps average. which is perfect for what my system can actually put out in terms of fps.

System I ran it with:
Intel i7-5820k OC'ed to 4.3ghz
Kingston predator ddr4 16gb

Temps have gone from 30 degrees celsius (v warm room naturally) to a highest of 80 degrees celsius (tested by HWININFO when runniing intensive games)

1080p Gaming, with 2 other monitors, perfect.
light intensity 5840x1080p (not sure on the width size, three monitors) - perfect, anything higher may struggle but Dirt 3 and Minecraft = easy running with mods and high detail textures.

Anything higher than 1080p with more than one monitor, consider SLI.
ex. 1440p, with 2 1080p monitors - possible sli

This card WILL NOT perform at 4k well at all. SLI 970s is just bareable with a single 4k monitor.

have fun :)


quality cards!

I bought 2 of these to sli in my air 540 and they are absolutely beautiful!
Build quality is great.
Not as silent as a non reference but not too loud either.
Have only given 4 stars due to price and no sli bridge coming with them.


Excellent Card - worth the money.

I'm a big fan of the reference cooler - mainly because I'm building into small cases, but also because of the looks.
But, you are paying a premium over virtually every other 970 - so I hesitated. Finally took the plunge and the card arrived on Saturday - my hesitation was pointless; this is a well made card that performs as hoped for, and in performance terms not that far behind my reference 980. Overclocks like a dream, runs cool and quiet in my Hadron case.
Worth every penny - thanks Guys.


Absolutely Awesome

I upgraded form a gtx750ti to this.
I am using it in an msi nightblade mini itx case that is very small indeed.
So chose this for no heat dump in case.
You really do get what u pay for as spending extra over a cheap blower 970 is so worth it.
This card is sleek so sexy and green illuminated GeForce logo is DaBomb!!!!
This card runs at 80 degrees in my case at normal fan speeds (48 percent fan speed) but is so quiet.
And it doesn't matter about the temp as its well with in spec no throttling I can see.
And no heat dump to surrounding components.
Of course u can increase fan speed for lower temps and fan is quiet as far as blower ones go at higher fan speeds.

In summary if you are running small form factor or close spaced sli u owe it to yourself to pick up one of these.

Just got to get a gsync monitor now to complete the upgrade package.


Finally a 970s worth the money!

After a MSI and a GIGABYTE which were very disappointing about built quality I have decided to invest some extra money in the OcUK 970 and I am very happy with it, the card is extremely quiet (on top of being very good looking too) and the blower cooler helps keeping my mini ITX beast nice and cool.

If you want quality and no risk to have a card with coil-whine look no further!


Finally a 970s worth the money!

After a MSI and a GIGABYTE which were very disappointing about built quality I have decided to invest some extra money in the OcUK 970 and I am very happy with it, the card is extremely quiet (on top of being very good looking too) and the blower cooler helps keeping my mini ITX beast nice and cool.

If you want quality and no risk to have a card with coil-whine look no further!



Just recieved mine yesterday , installed last night and bf4 maxd on ultra and its so smooth. The card its self has an incredible build quality , fan is very very quiet .. just downloading the free Far Cry 4 so will see how it handles that..

Very happy sofar!!

Only niggle No Haribo's!!



Arrived when it should, looks great and has no audible sound from within my case (this was when playing PlanetSide 2 at ultra graphics; ~110 fps with two SLI'd).

The condition was perfect and the delivery was right on time. I don't yet have any complains about this product other than the lack of free games, but I'm not too bothered about that.


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  • KitGuru - Worth Buying

    "This is targeting a specific audience of enthusiast users – the hardcore Nvidia lovers who simply adore the appearance of these cards. They get pride of place – exposed in a windowed case, backlit and perhaps running in SLi with the green ‘Geforce GTX’ lighting on full display."

  • Hardware Heaven - Recommended

    "High quality build, one of the more compact GTX 970s and good thermal/framerate performance."

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