The Maxwell GTX 980 and GTX 970 leaks keep on rolling in as we move closer to the inevitable reveal on September 18th.
We’ve just covered MSI’s GTX 980 which they’ve teased with their brand new Twin Frozr V cooling. This new leak however comes from an Overclock.net user who spotted a Zotac GTX 970 on an e-tailer’s facebook page.
GTX 970 From Zotac Leaked – Features Dual Fans And Metallic Shroud
The card features a dual fan design with a sleek looking silver metallic shroud that covers the heatsink assembly. The card appears to be quite compact but featuring a fairly thick heatsink. Perhaps showing more evidence of the efficiency of Nvidia’s upcoming GM204 GPU.
The box confirms the previously leaked 4GB frame buffer and also previous reports of Nvidia skipping the 800 series naming scheme and going straight to the 900 series.
Reported specs for the GTX 970 are 1664 CUDA cores with 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7Ghz effective operating across a 256bit buss. Rumored TDP and price are 150W and $399 respectively. The GTX 970 is supposed to go head to head with the R9 290 and the GTX 780 in terms of performance but offer better power efficiency and an updated set of features. The GTX 980 is supposed to outperform and replace the GTX 780 TI as the fastest single GPU card from Nvidia and also introduce enhanced efficiency and an updated feature set.
The e-tailer also mentions pricing, stating that the GTX 970 would cost 19-22K Philippine Pesos which amount to 430 to 500 US Dollars and the GTX 980 would cost 31-34K which amounts to 700 to 770 US Dollars. These are quite higher than the previously rumored $499 and $399 for the GTX 980 and GTX 970 respectively. The leaked MSRPs by the e-tailer might end up being pre-order prices which are usually quite inflated so I’d take them with a grain of salt.