Thursday, June 23, 2016

Eddi's Hot Computing tip: I Just Picked Up an NVIDIA GTX 970 Graphics Card For Only $239. It's a Great Buy




NVIDIA, the prefered makers of graphics cards for Second Life has just introduced a new line of powerful graphics cards based on the Pascal architecture -- the 10 series. The 1070 and 1080 are now out. They are superb and powerful. You can find out more about them here.

http://promotions.newegg.com/nvidia/16-3706/index.html

Both are quickly selling out. The 1070 can be had $429, and the 1080 for $699 at New Egg last night.

There are some incredible deals on the older 9 series graphic cards - still superb, although not as powerful as the 10 series. NVIDIA slashed the price of the older cards earlier in June.

I just picked up a ZOTAC GTX 970 for $239 at New Egg.  This card is rated at 8,661 by PassMark Software  Benchmarks. This s is a big improvement over the 4,950 earned by the NVIDIA GTX 760  I purchased as an upgrade and reviewed two years ago. I  The most recent benchmarks are shown below and can be found here:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html




I'll let you know how the new graphic card performs after having Murji the local computer shop guy install it next week. I learned the hard way not to install graphics cards after frying my mother board four years ago and destroying my computer in the process. (Yes, I know its an easy thing to do).




1 comment:

  1. Nvidia is the best. Have there brand in most computers I take care here and family members. That is a good price.

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