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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G and GTX 970 Gaming 4G Unleashed

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In line with the recently released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970, MSI has also unleashed their GTX 980 and GTX 970 featuring the company’s latest TwinFrozr V cooling solution – the MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G and GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G. Aside from being cooled by the latest Twin Frozr V, both graphics cards features factory overclock settings, and can be customized via the Gaming App. Both cards are also built with Military Class 4 components like Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Chokes (SFC) and Solid Capacitors. Check out the rest of the features and specifications from the release below. I also added their prices and availability below.

MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G-01 MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G-06

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G and GTX 970 Gaming 4G Features

The weapon to own your game
MSI is pleased to announce its next generation of GAMING graphics cards powered by NVIDIA’s new GTX 970 and GTX 980 GPUs. The new GTX 970 GAMING 4G and GTX 980 GAMING 4G build on the enormous legacy of MSI’s #1 position in Gaming graphics cards. Kept cool by the all-new Twin Frozr V with Hybrid Frozr technology, the new MSI GTX 970 and GTX 980 GAMING cards provide new standards for low-noise and low-temperature Gaming graphics. Besides the GAMING series, MSI also provides Classic models to just meet the requirements of great performance.

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Twin Frozr V Thermal Design
The new MSI twin Frozr V Thermal Design is the pinnacle of Graphics Card air cooling. With a smaller than 2-slot design the new Twin Frozr V is able to surpass previous generation’s by a large margin. The new 10cm Torx fans ensure huge amounts of silent airflow and visually match the bold new look of the Twin Frozr V. The heatsink itself is re-organized through the SuperSU design which increases heat-pipe efficiency, especially when combined with Airflow Control Technology. Hybrid Frozr is a throwback to 2008 when MSI was the first to market high-end, zero noise graphics cards thanks to fans that stop spinning in low-temperature situations. Additionally, you will find Independent Fan Control on certain models which allows fans to spin independently of one-another based on component temperature below the fans.

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With the GTX 970 GAMING 4G and GTX 980 GAMING 4G the next-generation of MSI GAMING Graphics Cards MSI is leveling-up the PC Gaming experience. The MSI Gaming App allows gamers to quickly switch between OC, Gaming and Silent modes depending on their needs. New, is the EyeRest tab, which gives quick access to specific monitor color profiles for Games, movies and a special EyeRest mode which reduces blue light. Reduction in blue light emission helps tune your body to the night-time so it’s easier to rest after long gaming sessions.


The best things in life are free
For a limited period, all MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GTX 980 GAMING 4G will come with an exclusive MSI GAMING mouse pad bundled for free inside the box. The MSI GAMING mouse pad has a thick rubber base for extra comfort and no unexpected slipping and the cover materials is a fine micro-textured surface for smooth mouse travel and excellent mouse sensor response.

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Gaming 4G Specifications

SpecificationsGTX 980 GAMING 4GGTX 970 GAMING 4G
Graphics Processing UnitNVIDIA Geforce GTX 980NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970
InterfacePCI Express x16 3.0PCI Express x16 3.0
Core Clock Speed1216MHz Core (Boost Clock:1317MHz) (OC Mode)
1190MHz Core (Boost Clock:1291MHz) (Gaming Mode)
1140MHz Core (Boost Clock:1241MHz) (Silent Mode)
1140MHz Core (Boost Clock:1279MHz) (OC Mode)
1114MHz Core (Boost Clock:1253MHz) (Gaming Mode)
1051MHz Core (Boost Clock:1178MHz) (Silent Mode)
Memory Size4096 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Memory Interface256 bits256 bits
Memory Clock Speed7010 MHz7010 MHz
DVI Connectors1 (Dual-link DVI-I)
Max Resolution: 2048x1536 @60 Hz.
2 (Dual-link DVI-I, Dual-link DVI-D)
Max Resolution: 2048x1536 @60 Hz.
HDMI Connectors1 (version 1.4a)
Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @24 Hz
1 (version 1.4a)
Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @24 Hz
DisplayPort3 (version 1.2)
Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz
1 (version 1.2)
Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz
Maximum Displays44
HDCP SupportYesYes
RAMDAC speed400 MHz400 MHz
DirectX Version Support1212
OpenGL Version Support4.44.4
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI, 4-waySLI, 3-way
Card Dimension279mm x 140mm x 36mm269mm x 141mm x 35mm
Card Weight782 g814g
Power consumption178W148W
Recommended PSU500W500W
Power Connectors8-pin x 21x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin
Accessories1 x 8-pin Power Cable, 1 x DVI to VGA Dongle1x 8-pin Power Cable, 1x DVI to VGA Dongle

Price and Availability

As of today, the MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G is available with a retail price of $359.99 348.99 here. There’s also a non-Gaming variant which is the MSI GTX 970 4GD5T OC that currently has a lower retail price of $329.99 here.

MSI GTX 970 OC-01 MSI GTX 970 OC-03

Meanwhile, the MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G is not yet listed, but an GTX 980 (Vanilla) or the reference model is available for $559.99 here. Expect that the GTX 980 Gaming 4G will be priced higher compared to the reference one.

UPDATE: The MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G is now available. It currently has a retail price of $559.99 here.

I’ll try to update this post once the GTX 980 Gaming gets listed as well. Retail prices are subject to change, but I don’t think they will change any time soon since the products are still new in the market.

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