ThePCEnthusiast.com: "The GeForce GTX 970 is a very interesting graphics card, not to mention quite controversial as well. Although its bigger brother, the GTX 980 is the faster card, the GTX 970 offers a better price/performance ratio. Today we are going to look at and review the Asus STRIX GTX 970 DirectCU II OC 4GB graphics card. Technically speaking, it does have 4GB of VRAM, but the GTX 970 was designed by the NVIDIA to have a 3.5GB + 0.5GB VRAM architecture. More on that later. When the STRIX GTX 970 was first introduced in the market, it had a retail price of $349. Most probably, by the time you stumble upon this review, it may have a lower retail price already. The Asus STRIX GTX 970 comes with a factory overclocked settings, meaning higher clock speeds compared to the reference one, and features 0dB fan technology."