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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 539 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is running Valorant and delivering strong performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 514 frames per second. Comparing this to Assassins Creed: Valhalla which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 22 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is predicted to run at 54 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Valorant to see how the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 1035 FPS, Medium: 815 FPS, High: 549 FPS and Ultra: 392 FPS. Next we looked at Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we predict will be weak with a 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 41. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 31% better and can run 853 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 945 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
76 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1355 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Zotac. 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 1203MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1355MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 36%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 19% 1%
Marvel's Avengers 52% 1%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 55% 43%
Total War Saga: Troy 78% 47%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 36%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 34% 78%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 47%
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