1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Graphics Nvidia’s GTX970 has a rather serious memory allocation bug

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lancer778544, 23 Jan 2015.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    13,495
    Likes Received:
    617
  2. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    7,128
    Likes Received:
    348
    The green fans do make me laugh though. I'm either so makes no difference. But what nvidia should have done in the beginning was just to say it's 3.5gb memory problem solved.
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    12,997
    Likes Received:
    609
    At the end of the day though, you just have to look at the benchies. This doesn't change anything from what was originally sold. If you were happy buying a 970 then, you should be happy owning a 970 now.

    Anyone who complains is dumb - because that means you are implying you made a buying decision based on the architecture of a card and not the benchmarks.
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,648
    Likes Received:
    386
    The problem with using FPS is that it gives very little information on vRAM usage, slow or insufficient VRAM manifests itself as severe hitching (longer pauses) and stuttering (frequent brief hiccups), not an overall reduction in FPS.
     
  5. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

    Joined:
    23 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    331
    In 2 months I have not seen any micro stutter with my XB280HK running with one or both MSI GTX 970 4Gs.
     
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

    Joined:
    9 May 2004
    Posts:
    7,129
    Likes Received:
    1,150
    Running this on a GTX 660 Ti brings up interesting numbers.... Still happy with the performance.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Hustler

    Hustler Minimodder

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    41
    Unfortunately people are going out of their way looking for a problem now, so will exaggerate the slightest thing and put it down to this 'supposed' problem.

    In the meantime I'll go on playing BF4, FC4, Crysis 2 & 3, Bioshock Infinite and numerous other games with very high/max settings at @4K on my Asus Strix 970 SLI system with lovely smooth 50-60fps.

    ..ignorance is bliss.
     
  8. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    15,558
    Likes Received:
    3,773
    As it stands, I've yet to see anything that would stop me buying a 970.

    However, I'm not in the market for a new card at the moment, so there's time for AMD to produce something tempting - assuming they deal with the heat and power requirements.
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    6,054
    Likes Received:
    2,381
    The only issue I've had with my 970 is evga nerfing the power so it wont run over 100% if I increase it in ab or precision. Thank god for flashable bios.
     
  10. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,085
    Likes Received:
    180
  11. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,648
    Likes Received:
    386
    And that video shows what exactly ?
     
  12. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

    Joined:
    23 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    331
    My Russian not being what it used to, could you please explain what you are trying to show Harlequin? I sense you are keen to convince people there is a problem.
     
    David likes this.
  13. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,635
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    I think it's safe to say that all this proves is that the 970 is a terrible card, the worst that Nvidia have ever released :D

    /980masterrace
    /tosser
     
  14. nimbu

    nimbu Modder

    Joined:
    28 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    2,374
    Likes Received:
    182
    I'm hoping that the doomsayers all get upset and sell their cards cheap and either upgrade to 980's or AMd equivs.

    That way those of us that dont have a 970 we can get on the bandwagon (cheap) or some of you can SLI on the cheap!

    So yes yes major problem, nvidia are brushing it under the carpet. Please sell me your card now so u can recoup something before its too late.
     
  15. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,085
    Likes Received:
    180
    identical pc using a gtx 970 and a gtx 980 running the same game , notice the micro stuttering on the GTX 970 (its running cod:aw)

    also note the cpu useage on the gtx 970 vs the 980

    sadly this forum isn't as no biased as I had hoped - some of the avid green team forums are toitally disregarding PCPER - to the point of calling them out right liars!
     
  16. Hustler

    Hustler Minimodder

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    41
    And if i were so inclined I could record a shadowplay video and upload it of me playing BF4 (and other games) at 4K using upto 3.8GB of VRAM with no stuttering al all.

    I believe what I see with my own eyes...not the nonsense posted on forums by nerds in a rage over nothing.
     
  17. Harlequin

    Harlequin Modder

    Joined:
    4 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    7,085
    Likes Received:
    180
    some people have allready got RMA`s based upon nerd rage of them seeing it with their own eyes on their own rigs....
     
  18. loftie

    loftie Modder

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    3,083
    Likes Received:
    223
    Which part denotes CPU usage? What's the voltage for at the bottom? What are the extra percentages being shown on the 980?
     
  19. Hustler

    Hustler Minimodder

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    41
    ..and the retailer will test the card and find no fault then send it back to them.

    Anybody can request an RMA on goods they have if they believe there is a fault.

    Unless and until Nvidia inform their retail partners of a recognised hardware fault, no one will get a refund if they're outside of the distance selling regulations, which gives you 1 or 2 weeks to change your mind.
     
  20. loftie

    loftie Modder

    Joined:
    14 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    3,083
    Likes Received:
    223
    Doesn't mean you'll get a full refund either if it's been opened. DSR has changed.
     

Share This Page