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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 46%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1% 6%
Doom Eternal 15% 9%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 36% 46%
Planet Zoo 6% 14%
Grand Theft Auto VI 51% 62%
Need For Speed Heat 1% 6%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 96% 96%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 36% 32%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition.

The GTX 970 has a 153 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 970. This results in the GTX 970 providing 15.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 970 has a 153 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 970 providing 8.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 970 has 6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 970, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 970 is marginally better than the GTX 970.

Both the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition have 1664 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 970 has 15.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 8.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a slightly faster performance than the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition requires 148 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 970 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 970 requires 27 Watts more than the GTX 970 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 970 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 970.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1203 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1355 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-200-A1Maxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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9.9
2560x1440
7.7
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3840x2160
5.8
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1800 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth230.4GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1792 KB green tick vs green tick 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs1664
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units104vs104
Texture Rate125.1 GTexel/svs109.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs56
Pixel Rate67.4 GPixel/svs58.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs148 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Zotac. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1203MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1355MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution but no overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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