Overclock the core to 1050mhz and you'll nearly be at 970 speeds with that matey. You'll be on the edge for Elite, but it'll be playable, and I'm sure you'll find some settings that work for you. Valkyrie should be fine since it targets the Oculus recommended spec. Total and utter codswallop. Valkyrie is a Rift specific game, developed by CCP in partnership with Oculus. Its guaranteed to work at CV1 refresh rates and resolution with a GTX 970 and i5 4590, which is the Oculus recommended spec. Please don't spread misinformation.