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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 681 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 83 FPS, Medium: 66 FPS, High: 44 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Red Dead Redemption 2 returns a reasonable 47 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Cyberpunk 2077 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 63 FPS, Medium: 50 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. Next we have Red Dead Redemption 2 running on GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition which gets L: 95FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 36FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Halo: Reach gets L: 276FPS, M: 217FPS, H: 146FPS, U: 104FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, this 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 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 34% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 959 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
140 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
75 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$359.99
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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 1190MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, 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 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 43% 0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 0%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 37%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 37%
Borderlands 3 36% 6%
FIFA 20 61% 47%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 71% 15%
eFootball PES 2020 51% 32%
Detroit: Become Human 54% 51%
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good upgrade? I get no cpu bottlenecks, just gpu on each game I play, looking for a 4gb, and something that is gonna last as long as my gtx 670

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Whats the difference between this card and mine ?
ACX 2.0 + / ACX 2.0 without plus

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Less cooling system/power on the fans

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I have a 550w power, would I need to get a new one if I upgrade to this card?

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This GPU is awesome and performs great in games. Best purchase I have made

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I'm planning on getting this card, would my cpu be bottle-necked if I do? Thanks in advance

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Wrong direction. No, your CPU won't be bottlenecked, the relationship between CPU and GPU doesn't work like that. Think the other way - the CPU bottlenecking the GPU. No matter what CPU you have, there will always be some kind of bottleneck - the idea is to make it as small as possible. With an i5-4460, I doubt you'll have any noticeable bottleneck, pairing it with a 970.

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Thanks for the response! I ended up getting the Gigabyte model of this card and am very pleased with the performance I'm getting. Also I just noticed we have a very similar build. :)

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I'm thinking about a video card upgrade, I wonder if this card would be a good upgrade. Thnx

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# Custom PCB ;)

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Since you've owned a few 900 series cards now… :P
Which 970 would you recommend? MSI, Gigabyte G1 or this?

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970 G1 is the best out there :)

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Graphics Card Added on 21/09/2014. Rank and Specifications Final!

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Can i ask you which power connectors do you need? Because i found on nearly every site i was looking at that it needs 1x6 pin and 1x8 pin power connectors,but here its written differently.Thanks for reply.

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