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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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

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

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 670 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from Halo: Reach with 136 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a playable 31 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Borderlands 3 which we saw getting a reasonable 47 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Halo: Reach on the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition to see that it got a strong set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 274FPS, M: 216FPS, H: 145FPS, U: 104FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Cyberpunk 2077 which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 23 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Borderlands 3 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 35 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, this is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 35% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 42% more powerful and can run 959 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 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
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
74 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
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Release Price
$349.99
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
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 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 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 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45% 1%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 39%
Borderlands 3 35% 7%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 39%
FIFA 20 61% 46%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 54%
eFootball PES 2020 51% 31%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 71% 16%
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will i7 860 with 16 gigs of ram bottleneck it ?

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it shouldn't

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yeah… already upgraded and works fine… funny even at some games the gpu bottpeneckeed the cpu… lol :D but still i think 970 is better tha 1060… 1060 is overrateed…

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in my opinion, the best card, that gives good perf. for good money is 1050ti 4 gb

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Hello, does this gpu bootleneck my cpu?

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should be fine

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I love this card! I admit the build quality is not as good as other cards I have owned. But those other cards were not near as fast. I would love to see HIS and Sapphire and PowerColor start making Nvidia cards. Especially HIS.

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can a xeon e5 1620 and 8 GB of ram handle this without bottleneck ?

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Yes that would work fine. What are you using this rig for? xeon CPU seem unusual for a gaming rig. If it is a workstation setup, there might be a better choice than this gpu.

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Is my PSU suited for this card?

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Yes, there shouldn't be any problems.

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IMHO this is the best choice for the moment!

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Thinking of getting this card, I have an:


i7 3770k 3.5Ghz
16gb Crucial Ballistix RAM
Currently a 660 Ti (970 will replace it)
Coolermaster 500w PSU
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
Cooler Master HAF Case


Would I be good to go if I bought it? I was a little worried over the PSU

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yes, better go with a 600W

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You should be safe with a 500w PSU unless you plan on overclocking or using sli.

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Will also work with OC without problems. The CPU takes just -20W more with a normal OC (-4,4GHz). ;)

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Way worth the money i love it, I have no issues with it.

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I like it :)

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Picked up one of these for my new build coming in Monday. Decided in this over the 980 simply because its half the price for still ridiculous performance, plus if I ever need too I'll just grab another 970. Really can't wait for 60fps gamin

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