You can pick up an ASUS GTX 970 for just £239 from Overclockers

If you're interested in VR gaming, but can't quite hold out for the GTX 1080 or 1070, you can buy a GTX 970 for just £239 (opens in new tab) from Overclockers in the UK. This high-end graphics card from the previous generation doesn't quite have anything to go up against the likes of the 1070 and 1080, but the card is certainly no slouch.

The three year warranty covers the component, which features a 1114MHz core clock speed (boosted to 1253MHz) and 4GB GDDR5 VRAM. HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI are all available too, so you should be able to hook up the card to your monitor(s).

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Will the RX 480 almost definitely be better than this?
  • in theory , yes ! but I say just wait till the end of the month.
  • yeah too expensive for fake 4GB Vram haha
  • I went ahead and just built a system around the 970.  It may not have been wise - but price wise it's still great at $275.  The 1070 will like be a hot commidity and support pricing closer to $400 for a while.  The RX 480 will probably be more like $229 (since aftermarket coolers and other "overclocked" "supreclocked" etc features being strapped on).  I'm betting the RX480 benchmarks "about" the same as a 970.  They are marketing it as "meeting the minimum spec for VR" - which means GTX 970 level minimum.  Until nVidia releases the 1060 at around $225-$250 that beats both RX 480 and GTX 970 - the 970 will be a deal.
  • Meanwhile it still sells at 400$ where i live Ayyyyy lmao