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The Lazygamer Awards 2014 – Best PC Hardware

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Master Race, schmaster pace. PC Gaming, despite all its critique, is alive and better than ever, standing side by side with current-gen consoles and still delivering the best experience of the three. An experience, mind you, that comes at a much greater cost, but not as high as one would expect. That’s even more true when you look at our favourite slice of gaming hardware from 2014, which changed the scene of video cards for good.

And the winner is… Asus GTX 970!


Nvidia completely changed the landscape of video cards with the introduction of their new Maxwell series, which includes the GTX 970 and 980. The GTX 980 is the beefier of the two, but it’s the 970 that really stands out this year. It’s insanely powerful out of the box, and even able to reach the heights of the 980 with a little bit of tweaking here and there.

But its real draw is the price. Nvidia dealt a massive blow to AMD with the GTX 970, delivering a top of the range card at a mid-range price point. AMD still has to show their response, but can be proud that they’ve forced Nvidia to essentially back down from years of price hiking. We, as consumers, are ultimately the biggest winners, and right now you’d be hard pressed to find a better card than Asus’ version of the GTX 970.


Asus GTX 780Ti, Gigabyte GTX 750Ti

Last Updated: December 19, 2014


  1. Asooooos!
    Nvidia, not so good software.


    • Aries

      December 19, 2014 at 12:17

      Never had a problem with either red or green, switch to green last year after my amd card burnt out (had it for really long though) and never had a problem with my 770.


      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 19, 2014 at 12:24

        I had nvidia my entire life. Switched to red about three months ago. Had software problems with three of my last nvidia cards. I actually did a format to try and fix it, nothing worked.
        But such small things set off software issues, so what doesn’t work for one person works for the other.


        • Aries

          December 19, 2014 at 12:27

          Guess so, if I had that problem I would of sent the card back and asked for a new one


    • B4d R0b0t

      December 25, 2014 at 10:04

      Only if you want to use Linux as your OS


  2. Hammersteyn

    December 19, 2014 at 12:05

    [Don’t really care pastes a gif comment]


  3. ToshZA

    December 19, 2014 at 12:14

    I want one.


  4. MakeItLegal

    December 19, 2014 at 12:16

    MMM….team green


  5. Gaurav panchal

    December 19, 2014 at 12:17

    good viry nice thouhts


  6. Rags

    December 19, 2014 at 12:39

    Yes! The 970gtx is a fantastic card!


  7. B4d R0b0t

    December 25, 2014 at 10:04

    GTX 960 out soon!


  8. Bad4Good

    January 21, 2015 at 04:28

    I’m running two EVGA GTX 780Ti’s on an Asus Maximus VII Formula, Guys the performance has to be experienced to be believed. Team RED has no answer to the majesty of team green.


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