GTX 970 3.5GB Vram Issue
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[quote="vvulture"][quote="Oomek"][quote="vvulture"]Not just 970's affected... check this out [img][URL=http://s682.photobucket.com/user/neo5555/media/GTX%20980%20vram%20test_zpsaejzhak5.jpg.html][IMG]http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/neo5555/GTX%20980%20vram%20test_zpsaejzhak5.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/img][/quote] Your test is invalid without an information about VRAM reserved by the system. Most likely you are hitting 4GB when the bandwidth drops.[/quote] All good... Disabled DWM and rebooted. Now using all 4GB. Sorry guys...[/quote] GOOD I'm just glad cause I was thinking then maybe it was completely unfixable, no worries bro :)
vvulture said:
Oomek said:
vvulture said:Not just 970's affected... check this out

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Your test is invalid without an information about VRAM reserved by the system. Most likely you are hitting 4GB when the bandwidth drops.


All good... Disabled DWM and rebooted. Now using all 4GB.


Sorry guys...


GOOD I'm just glad cause I was thinking then maybe it was completely unfixable, no worries bro :)

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Posted 01/24/2015 09:17 PM   
[quote="vvulture"]Not just 970's affected... check this out [img][URL=http://s682.photobucket.com/user/neo5555/media/GTX%20980%20vram%20test_zpsaejzhak5.jpg.html][IMG]http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/neo5555/GTX%20980%20vram%20test_zpsaejzhak5.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/img][/quote] run Nai Benchmark with 3840 Free Memory, i guess u did with 400+ ocupied by System and app is allocating 4GB, so 4.4 GB in total. Chunk no 29 with speed going up clearly proofs you system is half finished paging this 400+ MB, next value no 30 would be back at 150 GB / sec,
vvulture said:Not just 970's affected... check this out

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run Nai Benchmark with 3840 Free Memory, i guess u did with 400+ ocupied by System and app is allocating 4GB, so 4.4 GB in total. Chunk no 29 with speed going up clearly proofs you system is half finished paging this 400+ MB, next value no 30 would be back at 150 GB / sec,

Posted 01/24/2015 09:20 PM   
mine starts at 3 G of vram so this post from nvidia can not be true
mine starts at 3 G of vram so this post from nvidia can not be true

Posted 01/24/2015 09:22 PM   
[quote="lastrights"] GOOD I'm just glad cause I was thinking then maybe it was completely unfixable, no worries bro :)[/quote] I really hope there's a fix for you 970 owners... :(
lastrights said:
GOOD I'm just glad cause I was thinking then maybe it was completely unfixable, no worries bro :)


I really hope there's a fix for you 970 owners... :(

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Posted 01/24/2015 09:24 PM   
Nai's benchmark can only write in the 3.5GB pool and then is driver is offloading the additional memory to the system memory. So it doesnt reflect the behaviour in games.
Nai's benchmark can only write in the 3.5GB pool and then is driver is offloading the additional memory to the system memory.

So it doesnt reflect the behaviour in games.

Posted 01/24/2015 09:25 PM   
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Posted 01/24/2015 09:25 PM   
[quote="GTseX970"]mine starts at 3 G of vram so this post from nvidia can not be true [/quote] You need to take into account the memory reserved by the DWM and add it to the Nai's benchmark memory offset.
GTseX970 said:mine starts at 3 G of vram so this post from nvidia can not be true

You need to take into account the memory reserved by the DWM and add it to the Nai's benchmark memory offset.

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Posted 01/24/2015 09:26 PM   
Yikes, any response from nvidia? here goes my intentions to get a 970 sometime in the year. I think I'll stay with my 750 Ti a good while then.
Yikes, any response from nvidia? here goes my intentions to get a 970 sometime in the year. I think I'll stay with my 750 Ti a good while then.

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Posted 01/24/2015 09:29 PM   
just a question to the ones who have been following this thread. Has any Moderators , admins on this GF forum/thread posted anything?
just a question to the ones who have been following this thread. Has any Moderators , admins on this GF forum/thread posted anything?

Posted 01/24/2015 09:29 PM   
[quote="Vitrix9"]just a question to the ones who have been following this thread. Has any Moderators , admins on this GF forum/thread posted anything?[/quote] https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/803518/geforce-900-series/gtx-970-3-5gb-vram-issue/post/4430032/#4430032
Vitrix9 said:just a question to the ones who have been following this thread. Has any Moderators , admins on this GF forum/thread posted anything?

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/803518/geforce-900-series/gtx-970-3-5gb-vram-issue/post/4430032/#4430032

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Posted 01/24/2015 09:33 PM   
Just a little bump to keep the topic steamy and fresh :)
Just a little bump to keep the topic steamy and fresh :)

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Posted 01/24/2015 10:24 PM   
How arrogant ppl at Nvidia are...working as intended...BS! You tricked all of us w/o releasing any info about VRAM and that it was split in 3.5gb and 0.5gb of ultra slow vram. Well bone Nvidia! I shouldn't have moved from AMD to your graphic cards. Now I have to find a way to sell my 970 before it's too late.
How arrogant ppl at Nvidia are...working as intended...BS!

You tricked all of us w/o releasing any info about VRAM and that it was split in 3.5gb and 0.5gb of ultra slow vram. Well bone Nvidia! I shouldn't have moved from AMD to your graphic cards. Now I have to find a way to sell my 970 before it's too late.

Posted 01/24/2015 10:34 PM   
[quote="970customer"][quote="LokeYourLord"][quote="SuperAverage"]Threats of physical violence are counter productive. Not to mention illegal. "Use of the internet to threaten “the person of another” constitutes a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 875 ( interstate communication of threat to injure) If it is communicated interstate, federal jurisdiction is created." May want to edit your post.[/quote] For the first i dont live in the USA, second this is sarcistic of course, self telling basicly. But you cant say they wouldnt deserve for lying to us so hard.[/quote] Nvidia's downfall has begun. :) They will pay the price for cheating consumers. Who knows how many millions of dollars they will lose in a class-action lawsuit? Or how many thousands of customers they will lose? You can't defend Nvidia. you can't say "mistakes happen". Nvidia intentionally crippled a fully functional 980 and sold us the 970. 970's should not exist. Nvidia could easily sell 980's for $400 or less and make a good profit. Had Nvidia done that, AMD would have lost a significant GPU market share. Greed affected Nvidia, and the opposite is happening. [/quote] You're dumb, they will just go back to the drawing board and remake the 970.
970customer said:
LokeYourLord said:
SuperAverage said:Threats of physical violence are counter productive.

Not to mention illegal.
"Use of the internet to threaten “the person of another” constitutes a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 875 ( interstate communication of threat to injure) If it is communicated interstate, federal jurisdiction is created."

May want to edit your post.


For the first i dont live in the USA, second this is sarcistic of course, self telling basicly. But you cant say they wouldnt deserve for lying to us so hard.


Nvidia's downfall has begun. :)
They will pay the price for cheating consumers. Who knows how many millions of dollars they will lose in a class-action lawsuit? Or how many thousands of customers they will lose?

You can't defend Nvidia. you can't say "mistakes happen". Nvidia intentionally crippled a fully functional 980 and sold us the 970. 970's should not exist. Nvidia could easily sell 980's for $400 or less and make a good profit. Had Nvidia done that, AMD would have lost a significant GPU market share. Greed affected Nvidia, and the opposite is happening.



You're dumb, they will just go back to the drawing board and remake the 970.

Posted 01/24/2015 10:34 PM   
still either way this vram problem does not seem to effect the way my games play so, im still happy with my gtx970 runs all my games.
still either way this vram problem does not seem to effect the way my games play so, im still happy with my gtx970 runs all my games.

Posted 01/24/2015 10:44 PM   
[quote="deme"]How arrogant ppl at Nvidia are...working as intended...BS! You tricked all of us w/o releasing any info about VRAM and that it was split in 3.5gb and 0.5gb of ultra slow vram. Well bone Nvidia! I shouldn't have moved from AMD to your graphic cards. Now I have to find a way to sell my 970 before it's too late.[/quote] This issue isn't Nvidia's fault, it's the manufacturer of the memory that is to blame, from what i have seen Samsung GDDR5 is completely unaffected, i have one with samsung memory as well and have done some testing, even made it use all 4 gigs of memory with no slowdowns whatosever... Call Hynix right now and complain because they made faulty memory.
deme said:How arrogant ppl at Nvidia are...working as intended...BS!

You tricked all of us w/o releasing any info about VRAM and that it was split in 3.5gb and 0.5gb of ultra slow vram. Well bone Nvidia! I shouldn't have moved from AMD to your graphic cards. Now I have to find a way to sell my 970 before it's too late.


This issue isn't Nvidia's fault, it's the manufacturer of the memory that is to blame, from what i have seen Samsung GDDR5 is completely unaffected, i have one with samsung memory as well and have done some testing, even made it use all 4 gigs of memory with no slowdowns whatosever...

Call Hynix right now and complain because they made faulty memory.

Posted 01/24/2015 10:45 PM   
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