GTX 970 3.5GB Vram Issue
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It looks like hardware related issue. I doubt it can be fixed. Enjoy with ours 970 GTX [s]4 GB VRAM[/s] 3.5 GB VRAM.
It looks like hardware related issue. I doubt it can be fixed. Enjoy with ours 970 GTX 4 GB VRAM 3.5 GB VRAM.

Posted 01/22/2015 09:21 PM   
This has to be something with the Maxwell architecture if the lesser texture units are causing this, Kepler wasn't restricted at all, Titan/780 Could utilize 6GB with no issue. Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?
This has to be something with the Maxwell architecture if the lesser texture units are causing this, Kepler wasn't restricted at all, Titan/780 Could utilize 6GB with no issue.

Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?

Posted 01/22/2015 09:26 PM   
[quote="XT95"] Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?[/quote] This is my point exactly. Time is ticking and if they f*cked up, just say so. And I will just go and replace it for GTX980 while I still can. And if it's actually fixable via bios or drivers then why on earth would they be silent?
XT95 said:
Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?


This is my point exactly. Time is ticking and if they f*cked up, just say so. And I will just go and replace it for GTX980 while I still can. And if it's actually fixable via bios or drivers then why on earth would they be silent?

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Posted 01/22/2015 09:36 PM   
Yikes i just bought this card about 4 days ago on Newegg, msi gtx 970 gaming 4g. I have not opened it plastic is still on the box, does anybody know if newegg will take it back without restocking fee if i just want to upgrade to a 980? That is providing there is no answer in the next day or so from nvidia. Is it completely wide spread with all cards? I saw the reviews in early December and no reviews mentioned this issue!
Yikes i just bought this card about 4 days ago on Newegg, msi gtx 970 gaming 4g. I have not opened it plastic is still on the box, does anybody know if newegg will take it back without restocking fee if i just want to upgrade to a 980? That is providing there is no answer in the next day or so from nvidia. Is it completely wide spread with all cards? I saw the reviews in early December and no reviews mentioned this issue!

Posted 01/22/2015 09:52 PM   
[quote="Vidik"][quote="XT95"] Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?[/quote] This is my point exactly. Time is ticking and if they f*cked up, just say so. And I will just go and replace it for GTX980 while I still can. And if it's actually fixable via bios or drivers then why on earth would they be silent?[/quote] Yeah, if this is really a hardware issue, than I need to trade in my card while I still have a warranty available. This is whats pissing me off about Nvidia. I dont know if this is a driver issue that will be fixed or a hardware "feature" thats permanent, but Nvidia staying silent is definitely making it feel like the latter. We need to really start calling Nvidia out on this. This is a serious issue and they are completely cutting off communication about it. We need to say it, Nvidia, you're being a terrible company.
Vidik said:
XT95 said:
Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?


This is my point exactly. Time is ticking and if they f*cked up, just say so. And I will just go and replace it for GTX980 while I still can. And if it's actually fixable via bios or drivers then why on earth would they be silent?


Yeah, if this is really a hardware issue, than I need to trade in my card while I still have a warranty available. This is whats pissing me off about Nvidia. I dont know if this is a driver issue that will be fixed or a hardware "feature" thats permanent, but Nvidia staying silent is definitely making it feel like the latter. We need to really start calling Nvidia out on this. This is a serious issue and they are completely cutting off communication about it. We need to say it, Nvidia, you're being a terrible company.

Posted 01/22/2015 09:53 PM   
[quote="Trickstik"]Yikes i just bought this card about 4 days ago on Newegg, msi gtx 970 gaming 4g. I have not opened it plastic is still on the box, does anybody know if newegg will take it back without restocking fee if i just want to upgrade to a 980? That is providing there is no answer in the next day or so from nvidia. Is it completely wide spread with all cards? I saw the reviews in early December and no reviews mentioned this issue![/quote] Dunno about Newegg, but yes it affects [b]all[/b] GTX970 cards: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/2s2968/gtx970_memoryvram_allocation_bug/ http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4991040 http://www.overclock.net/t/1535502/gtx-970s-can-only-use-3-5gb-of-4gb-vram-issue http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1435408 (just google the problem, you'll find more sources and discussions) [quote="DethLocke"]This is a serious issue and they are completely cutting off communication about it [/quote] So far this is the only statement from nvidia: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4991365&postcount=101
Trickstik said:Yikes i just bought this card about 4 days ago on Newegg, msi gtx 970 gaming 4g. I have not opened it plastic is still on the box, does anybody know if newegg will take it back without restocking fee if i just want to upgrade to a 980? That is providing there is no answer in the next day or so from nvidia. Is it completely wide spread with all cards? I saw the reviews in early December and no reviews mentioned this issue!


Dunno about Newegg, but yes it affects all GTX970 cards:

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/2s2968/gtx970_memoryvram_allocation_bug/

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4991040

http://www.overclock.net/t/1535502/gtx-970s-can-only-use-3-5gb-of-4gb-vram-issue

http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1435408

(just google the problem, you'll find more sources and discussions)



DethLocke said:This is a serious issue and they are completely cutting off communication about it



So far this is the only statement from nvidia:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4991365&postcount=101

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Posted 01/22/2015 10:07 PM   
From knowing Nvidia since the 6 Series, i wouldn't keep your hopes up too high, if you have a chance to refund, go for it. It took them 2 years to fix the HDMI color range bug, if no reputable reviewer won't dig into this Nvidia will likely get away with it and since most reviewers are muted (duh), it'll likely stay like this. Still if this is hardware related it's a fraud, Nvidia could get into court if it's unfixable.
From knowing Nvidia since the 6 Series, i wouldn't keep your hopes up too high, if you have a chance to refund, go for it.

It took them 2 years to fix the HDMI color range bug, if no reputable reviewer won't dig into this Nvidia will likely get away with it and since most reviewers are muted (duh), it'll likely stay like this.

Still if this is hardware related it's a fraud, Nvidia could get into court if it's unfixable.

Posted 01/22/2015 10:50 PM   
[quote="Vidik"][quote="Trickstik"]Yikes i just bought this card about 4 days ago on Newegg, msi gtx 970 gaming 4g. I have not opened it plastic is still on the box, does anybody know if newegg will take it back without restocking fee if i just want to upgrade to a 980? That is providing there is no answer in the next day or so from nvidia. Is it completely wide spread with all cards? I saw the reviews in early December and no reviews mentioned this issue![/quote] Dunno about Newegg, but yes it affects [b]all[/b] GTX970 cards: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/2s2968/gtx970_memoryvram_allocation_bug/ http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4991040 http://www.overclock.net/t/1535502/gtx-970s-can-only-use-3-5gb-of-4gb-vram-issue http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1435408 (just google the problem, you'll find more sources and discussions) [quote="DethLocke"]This is a serious issue and they are completely cutting off communication about it [/quote] So far this is the only statement from nvidia: http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4991365&postcount=101[/quote] We are still looking into this and will have an update as soon as possible.
Vidik said:
Trickstik said:Yikes i just bought this card about 4 days ago on Newegg, msi gtx 970 gaming 4g. I have not opened it plastic is still on the box, does anybody know if newegg will take it back without restocking fee if i just want to upgrade to a 980? That is providing there is no answer in the next day or so from nvidia. Is it completely wide spread with all cards? I saw the reviews in early December and no reviews mentioned this issue!


Dunno about Newegg, but yes it affects all GTX970 cards:


https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/2s2968/gtx970_memoryvram_allocation_bug/


http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4991040


http://www.overclock.net/t/1535502/gtx-970s-can-only-use-3-5gb-of-4gb-vram-issue


http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1435408


(just google the problem, you'll find more sources and discussions)



DethLocke said:This is a serious issue and they are completely cutting off communication about it



So far this is the only statement from nvidia:


http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4991365&postcount=101



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Posted 01/22/2015 11:01 PM   
[quote="Vidik"][quote="XT95"] Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?[/quote] This is my point exactly. Time is ticking and if they f*cked up, just say so. And I will just go and replace it for GTX980 while I still can. And if it's actually fixable via bios or drivers then why on earth would they be silent?[/quote] They'll never admit that they f ed up which could then mean lawsuits and $$$$$$$$$$$
Vidik said:
XT95 said:
Can Nvidia just give us a response instead of hiding?


This is my point exactly. Time is ticking and if they f*cked up, just say so. And I will just go and replace it for GTX980 while I still can. And if it's actually fixable via bios or drivers then why on earth would they be silent?


They'll never admit that they f ed up which could then mean lawsuits and $$$$$$$$$$$

Posted 01/22/2015 11:02 PM   
[quote="ManuelG"] We are still looking into this and will have an update as soon as possible. [/quote] Thank you for the update! Hope it's fixable :)
ManuelG said:

We are still looking into this and will have an update as soon as possible.


Thank you for the update! Hope it's fixable :)

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Posted 01/22/2015 11:05 PM   
Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious. I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.
Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious.
I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.

Posted 01/23/2015 01:43 AM   
[quote="BERRRR"]Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious. I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.[/quote] although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.
BERRRR said:Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious.
I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.
although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.

Posted 01/23/2015 01:45 AM   
[quote="croixofwar"][quote="BERRRR"]Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious. I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.[/quote] although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.[/quote] I don't think they can fix it with a driver, they would have to go back to the drawing board on the 970, therefore everyone would have to ship their 970 graphics card back for replacement and or repair.
croixofwar said:
BERRRR said:Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious.
I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.
although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.


I don't think they can fix it with a driver, they would have to go back to the drawing board on the 970, therefore everyone would have to ship their 970 graphics card back for replacement and or repair.

Posted 01/23/2015 02:10 AM   
[quote="BERRRR"][quote="croixofwar"][quote="BERRRR"]Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious. I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.[/quote] although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.[/quote] I don't think they can fix it with a driver, they would have to go back to the drawing board on the 970, therefore everyone would have to ship their 970 graphics card back for replacement and or repair.[/quote] Hmm well in that case id take the 980. i dont feel like having a non working pc cause i have to send it in on their mistake
BERRRR said:
croixofwar said:
BERRRR said:Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious.
I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.
although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.


I don't think they can fix it with a driver, they would have to go back to the drawing board on the 970, therefore everyone would have to ship their 970 graphics card back for replacement and or repair.


Hmm well in that case id take the 980. i dont feel like having a non working pc cause i have to send it in on their mistake

Posted 01/23/2015 03:37 AM   
[quote="croixofwar"][quote="BERRRR"][quote="croixofwar"][quote="BERRRR"]Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious. I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.[/quote] although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.[/quote] I don't think they can fix it with a driver, they would have to go back to the drawing board on the 970, therefore everyone would have to ship their 970 graphics card back for replacement and or repair.[/quote] Hmm well in that case id take the 980. i dont feel like having a non working pc cause i have to send it in on their mistake[/quote] Really? I would just run the integrated for a week. But I am losing faith, the latest drivers break my control panel, and now it seems my brand new 970 has manufacturing defects as well. That might explain my oddly poor framerate in games like Skyrim (20 fps or less with 3.5gb of VRAM used). And of course everyone only gives 30 day warranties, and I am 45 days in :(
croixofwar said:
BERRRR said:
croixofwar said:
BERRRR said:Nvidia needs to just give everyone a GTX 980 in exchange for their GTX 970 at no additional cost for all the trouble everyone is going through, and for ignoring everyone about a issue that is obvious.
I haven't seen the problem on mine but everyone that does has showed overwhelming proof that the problem does in fact exist and by a large number into the thousands as it's not just being posted on nvidias site, it's all over the internet.
although that would be awesome. they just need to fix it.


I don't think they can fix it with a driver, they would have to go back to the drawing board on the 970, therefore everyone would have to ship their 970 graphics card back for replacement and or repair.


Hmm well in that case id take the 980. i dont feel like having a non working pc cause i have to send it in on their mistake

Really? I would just run the integrated for a week.
But I am losing faith, the latest drivers break my control panel, and now it seems my brand new 970 has manufacturing defects as well. That might explain my oddly poor framerate in games like Skyrim (20 fps or less with 3.5gb of VRAM used).
And of course everyone only gives 30 day warranties, and I am 45 days in :(

Posted 01/23/2015 03:53 AM   
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