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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition run games
4 Apr 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 101 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition is running Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 50 frames per second. Comparing this to Monster Hunter Rise which is predicted to get reasonable results, where it averages 49 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Valheim, which is running at 44 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition by playing Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Monster Hunter Rise and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Valheim which gets playable results with a 33FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 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 41% better and can meet 789 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, as it can run 733 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 22% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It doesn't have any new features. 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 Cooling System remains the same.


Power Consumption
EVGA didn't specify any Rated Board TDP. It should remain the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition was released for $329.99. That's the same price of the reference Graphics Card.


Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB. Therefore, GeForce GTX 780 Ti is still faster.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
30%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Age of Empires IV 60% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 59%
Outriders 60% 47%
Resident Evil 8 26% 47%
Far Cry 6 0% 64%
It Takes Two 62% 2%
Battlefield 6 34% 47%
Total War: Rome Remastered 96% 80%
Valheim 43% 13%
Star Citizen 1% 1%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA 4GB Edition Extras
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