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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
8 Jan 2021 - 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 2021. 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 406 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with 53 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which is predicted to return a weak 16 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get a playable 25 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Far Cry 6 which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 12 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Grand Theft Auto VI where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 19 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 not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

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? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

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 Super 6GB which is 33% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 814 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 917 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 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
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Driver Support
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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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
23%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 7%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 45% 6%
FIFA 21 61% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Far Cry 6 6% 54%
Genshin Impact 70% 7%
Hitman 3 54% 39%
Watch Dogs Legion 8% 3%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 43% 53%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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