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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This graphics hardware can run 625 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition can run Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 79 FPS, Medium: 62 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Detroit: Become Human returns a weak 23 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order on the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 60FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Detroit: Become Human which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 18 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Borderlands 3 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 35 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 37% more powerful and can run 893 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 44% better and can meet 957 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
66 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$349.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
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
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1140 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by MSI. 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 1140MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1279MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was left untouched.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 40%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 40%
Detroit: Become Human 53% 54%
Borderlands 3 34% 8%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 40%
FIFA 20 60% 46%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 68% 2%
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hi, is my cpu will bootleneck with this cpu? thanks

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nop

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spam pip and felix to add data to this graphics we all use it!!!!!!!!

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I have added it. Thanks for reporting buddy!
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This gpu lack a lot of informations compared to others,also 1% memory performance????? :(


shader 5.0,256 bit,gddr5,texture rate(with boost) 133,memory bandwidth 224.4,boost clock speed 1279mhz.
connectors:2 dvi connectors instead of 1,and add 1 Display port

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I have a problem with my texture fillrate?? with gpuz i have only 115.9gtexel instead of 133.

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my mistake,it's calculated with the boost clock :)

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can i use this one on my pc?

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Yes, there's no bottleneck.

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will this bottleneck with my cpu?

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Your cpu will bottleneck the card.

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Hello, Will I have any problems with this card


is my CPU and This card a good match ?
and will the PCIe 2.0 affect the performance ?

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if u keep that resolution it will run everything u trow at it even on pci e 2.0 x16

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will my cpu bottleneck this gpu?

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No both of those parts will work well together.

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Thank you! :)

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will my cpu bottleneck this card?

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Not at all :)

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Yes, 200% bottleneck.

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Anyone know why my gpu boost clock is higher than 1279mhz? I always have 1316mhz and i swear i did nothing to overclock my gpu.

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I also noticed alot cards boost little more then actually boost clock should be..

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higher boost clocks is bad?a higher boost clock affects the life of a gpu?

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The card boosts itself automaticaly, mine also goes up to 1316mhz, higher boost clock doesn't affect the life span of your gpu and it will only give you benefit

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