Yes, that is a 970. Try to contain yourselves.
Honestly because I'm perfectly happy with it.
It's fucking shit that Nvidia lied to us, but I haven't even come close to the 3.5 limit, and I doubt I will at 1080p for the foreseeable future.
The only game I have that is worth downscaling is Wolfenstein and I haven't had any problems with it so far.
The only thing I've swapped out so far is the GPU, and obviously that wasn't a problem, so I can't really comment on that.
Wha? I have a 970, and unless a game is something brand new that's going to be taxing even at 1080p, I play it downsampled at 1440p or above. Modern games that aren't particularly taxing (X-Com, Diablo 3, etc>) I can run at 4k and still average around 100 FPS.
It's a good card for a decent price. The 3.5 thing sucks, but it still shits on the vast majority of what's out there in terms of value.