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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 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 Asus Strix OC 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 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 605 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition shows us that Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order is getting a playable result of 28 FPS, and then we are seeing Diablo 4 predicted to return a playable 28 FPS while another game on our list is the Borderlands 3 which is getting 45 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Diablo 4 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 56 FPS, Medium: 44 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we have Borderlands 3 running on GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition which gets L: 90FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order gets L: 56FPS, M: 44FPS, H: 30FPS, U: 21FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition running at 1440p is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 962 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 48% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
130 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
70 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
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Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
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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
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0
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2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
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Core Speed
1114 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 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 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Asus. 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 1114MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1253MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's DirectCU II Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 40% 5%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 80% 44%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43% 5%
Halo: Reach 85% 67%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 35% 44%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 44%
Borderlands 3 32% 11%
FIFA 20 59% 44%
Death Stranding 35% 44%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 5%
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Hi this is my rig cpu i3 4130 8gb ddr3 ram evga 600b 600w psu and 500gb seagate sata hard drive can my pc handle this gpu

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At most I'd say you should get like a 950 or something, a 970gtx will be bottlenecked by your processor.

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do you know where i can get a cheap 950 as my buget is not great looking around £20 or £30 that's all i have atm

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Seeing as you're using pounds, I really don't know. I'm Dutch, you see ;) Try to find a good second hand marketplace or something like that.

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you're never gonna get a 9xx for 20 Quid. They're currently going for 100+..

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it's ok i have a asus direct cu II OC Gtx 760 i will upgrade when i can

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Just got one in my new rig, works amazing and is very quiet!

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great card

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Does this need a power connector and if it does what kind?

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Read above under specifications! ;) It says 2x 6 pin. So, you'll need two of these.

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Is Intel core i5-4460 3.2 Ghz good enough for this gpu??

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yes it is.

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yes buy this

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my first high end gpu

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Power Connector not 2x 6-pin but 1x 8-pin.

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yes.

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1% better!

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would this make a good upgrade or should I look at something else?

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It would be a great upgrade i'm getting mine delivered next week the performance looks great however i wouldn't go above 1080p gaming due to the V-RAM actually being 3.5GB

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it would be a great upgrade

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