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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 364 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 22 FPS, and then we are seeing Horizon: Zero Dawn returning a playable 44 FPS while another game on our list is the Halo Infinite which is predicted to get 27 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Horizon: Zero Dawn where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 89 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We added Halo Infinite to our research and predict it will be weak with a 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition PC gaming is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 40% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 804 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
66 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.99
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
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 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
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 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 but no overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.


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 1% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
12%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 14% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 46%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 1%
Marvel's Avengers 35% 46%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 30% 90%
Valorant 96% 90%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 51% 39%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 57%
Grounded 69% 12%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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