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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 704 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing FIFA 20 getting 133 FPS with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, Diablo 4 predicted to get 32 FPS and Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 32 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition by playing FIFA 20 which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 228FPS, M: 190FPS, H: 139FPS, U: 101FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Diablo 4 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which gets weak results with a 24FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 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 FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 897 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 31% better performance as well. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
142 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
77 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$369.99
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
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
160 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 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 1216MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1367MHz, 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 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 1%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 36%
Death Stranding 39% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 36%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 1%
Planet Zoo 47% 6%
Diablo 4 32% 36%
FIFA 20 62% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 36%
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I might plan on upgrading to this card from my gtx660.
Seeing from other comments I see I won't bottle neck, but I have a 550W psu. Would this be a problem?

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Depending on the efficiency of the PSU, I would say your 550W will work. If the PSU has at least a 80+ bronze efficiency you should be fine. Although, EVGA has a 80+ Gold efficiency, 650W for $75 on amazon. It's in my pc build. It'll work perfectly.

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Will my processor bottleneck this card at all? It probably shouldn't but I'm asking just in case. Also, is a 600W PSU enough?

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Well According to the game debate article "Does CPU Performance Matter And Cause System Bottlenecks - Shadow of Mordor" CPU requirements on games are mainly so they can support lower end graphics cards. your Processor is a beast, so you'll be in the clear. as for the PSU I'm hoping 600 will be enough, because I just bought this card and am waiting for delivery, and 600W is all I got. It should be enough,and seeing as how when i bought the card I saved $40, if it isn't I might just get another psu. Fingers crossed though!

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Loving so far. I hope she can hold the pressure, cause there will be a lot XD

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Im planning to buy this card. I just want to know if my processor going to bottleneck it or not. I just read somewhere that my AMD processors will hold back this card. And also is it going to be a good upgrade or not.

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Your CPU should be fine and yes, this will be a very good upgrade in my opinion :)

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Thank you very much. I was a little worried that i have to buy a new processor also.

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So will this be a good upgrade from the geforce GTX 660? i know this is better but i mean price wise, also keep in mind im going to also have to upgrade my ram.

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Definitely buddy :)

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