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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 171 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Outriders with 29 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which is predicted to return a weak 13 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Battlefield 6 which we predict will get a playable 34 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition by playing Outriders which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 57FPS, M: 45FPS, H: 30FPS, U: 22FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Far Cry 6 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Battlefield 6 which is predicted to get playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 789 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 37% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 47% better and can run 906 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
68 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
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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 Zotac 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 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 1076MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory was left untouched.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 28% 43%
Age of Empires IV 61% 10%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 54%
Far Cry 6 3% 59%
Days Gone 16% 4%
Battlefield 6 36% 43%
Outriders 61% 43%
It Takes Two 63% 5%
Star Citizen 4% 4%
Total War: Rome Remastered 96% 81%
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