MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Unboxing


New member
Feb 22, 2016
Today I will do an unboxing of my new MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G, of which arrived in the mail a few days ago.  I had ordered it off of an Amazon for a great price of $330 and it arrived in just 1 day (Amazon rocks!).  This card is going to be part of a future PC build that I will make sometime soon.  For now, I was thinking of trying to use it as an eGPU (which many have done) on my not-too-old HP Envy TS 17 with an Intel i7-4700MQ on the horrid Intel HD Graphics 4600.  However, I am still waiting on the adapter.  Now, to fulfill MSI's GTX 970's recommended PSU of at least 500w, I bought a Corsair CX750 (750w) for $70 (amazing price btw), which will provide more than enough power, even for overclocking.  Included in the box is a Quick User Guide, Software and Drivers CD, and a VGA to DVI dongle.  On the bottom, the GTX 970 is protected nicely with plenty of foam-like material surrounding it.  

A quick overview of MSI's GTX 970 reveals:

3 Modes for the Core (OC Mode, Gaming Mode, Silent Mode)  (Highest clock --> lowest clock)
GM204 Graphics Processor (GM-204-200A1 Variant)
1664 CUDA Cores with a texture fill rate of 119 GTexels/s
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4
4GB of Samsung GDDR5 memory in a 256-bit bus running @ 7010MHz (224GB/s Bandwidth)
x1 DVI-D, x1 DVI-I (Max Res: 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz)
x1 HDMI (3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz [HDMI 2.0])
x1 DisplayPort (4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz)
TwinFrozr V Cooler with the SuperSU Pipe and Torx Fans
3-way SLI support
Nvidia GeForce GTX VR Ready
Can stream to Nvidia SHIELD
Can support a maximum of 4 displays
x1 6-pin and x1 8-pin power connectors on top of the GPU
Dimensions of 269 x 141 x 35 mm
Weight of 814 g

The only minor gripe I had with this card is that it has NO BACKPLATE, which I would have loved to see, especially since there is a backplate on the cheaper GTX 960!


New member
Apr 11, 2016
Good unboxing, thanks for sharing, I will consider this graphic card as my next graphic card choices