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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
31 Oct 2019 - 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 2019 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 617 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order with 29 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which returns a reasonable 52 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Borderlands 3 which we saw getting a reasonable 45 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition by researching Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 57FPS, M: 45FPS, H: 30FPS, U: 22FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 39 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Borderlands 3 which gets playable results with a 34FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

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 901 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 962 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
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Tensor Cores
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Compatibility
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
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
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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
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 4%
Death Stranding 36% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 4%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 43%
Planet Zoo 45% 12%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 43%
Diablo 4 29% 43%
Borderlands 3 33% 10%
FIFA 20 60% 45%
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Pixel rate is actually 60.3 GPixel/s, and Texture Rate is 111.9 GTexel/s

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hello there shud i buy zotac is it reliable its cheap on price whats ur suggesion

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you should probably go for a new generation card

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Will i be able to play AAA games on high-ultra with AMD FX-9370 (no OC) at full hd?

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8 gb card/ and ur stilly asking this silly question grow up man

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Will a decently highly overclocked FX 8320e bottleneck this?

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in india this card varient is only rs 2000 more then gtx 960 asus strix 4gb

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can someone give me few tips on how to OC this card?

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use the software, Zotac FireStorm.

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i tryed overclocking on msi afterburner from this review http://www.pcgameware.co.uk/reviews/graphics-cards/zotac-geforce-gtx-970-review/

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but it crashed out any suggestions would like for a stable overclock im using a i5 4690k stock a msi gaming 5 board

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Why does this gtx 970 has lower score than the others? i know it has bad overclockability but to bring it down to 8?

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plz help me out i cant decide zotac is relible or not ? i heard it only has 1 year life then over heat and etc problems start bugging is it true?

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is it a good idea to use this card with my current psu?
i am planning on getting i5 4590 cpu and a third hdd. 3 tb perhaps

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I bought a second Zotac 970 to SLi with my existing Zotac 970 but the bridge i not detected. I contact Zotac and after answering a dozen questions and providing proof of purchase my RMA is approved. That was 2 weeks ago and still no RMA information. They contact me every 3 days to let me know the info is coming but still. 2 weeks?! Just consider this before buying any Zotac hardware.

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Thinking of getting this, would anyone foresee an issue with putting this onto an mATX board? I can save a fair amount of cash going for an mATX since I don't need the extra slots from an ATX.

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This should be fine on a mATX as long as it has at least 1 PCIe 2.0

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Question. What is my settings in AC Unity with my processor, AMD A8-5600K? Can I run it smoothly in 1600x900 resolution?

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easily!

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