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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 518 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Assassins Creed: Valhalla with 21 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Microsoft Flight Simulator which is predicted to return a reasonable 53 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get a playable 25 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla to predict how the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 32 FPS, Medium: 27 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Next we looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predict will be playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 19. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition, this is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 33% more powerful and can run 852 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 42% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 945 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
136 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
73 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1152 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Palit. 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 1152MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1304MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 39%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 6%
Marvel's Avengers 38% 39%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 33% 81%
Valorant 96% 90%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 54% 42%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Grounded 71% 16%
GeForce GTX 970 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Extras
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