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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition

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4.8
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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - 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 2020 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 411 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Grand Theft Auto VI with 9 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Horizon: Zero Dawn which is predicted to return a reasonable 45 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Death Stranding which we predict will get 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 Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 18FPS, M: 14FPS, H: 10FPS, U: 7FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Horizon: Zero Dawn and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Death Stranding which is predicted to get 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? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

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 Ti 6GB as this is better than 861 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 39% 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 946 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
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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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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 43%
Hyper Scape 52% 3%
Call of Duty Warzone 44% 4%
Valorant 96% 90%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 16% 4%
Death Stranding 37% 10%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 43%
Doom Eternal 6% 6%
TrackMania Nations Remake 88% 83%
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition Extras
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