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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 524 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition is predicted to run Marvel's Avengers with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 31 frames per second. Comparing this to Death Stranding which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 47 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Valorant, which is running at 505 frames per second.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Marvel's Avengers and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. We then checked the performance on Death Stranding to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 33% more powerful and can run 853 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 946 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 42% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
74 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$339.99
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
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 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 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 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 and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1165MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1317MHz, 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 EVGA'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 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 39%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 39%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 1%
Grounded 71% 16%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Marvel's Avengers 38% 39%
Death Stranding 39% 7%
Halo Infinite 38% 39%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 4GB Edition Extras
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