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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 670 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p of 31 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 20 which we saw got strong frame rates of 130 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular The Outer Worlds, which was getting 47 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Microsoft Flight Simulator to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 20, L: 224FPS, M: 186FPS, H: 137FPS, U: 99FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on The Outer Worlds, which returned L: 94FPS, M: 74FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition, this is a good choice for running modern games at Ultra in this larger screen resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 35% better and can run 897 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. 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 42% better and can run 959 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Maxwell GM204-200-A1
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28nm
TMUs
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138 GTexel/s
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4096 MB
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1753 MHz
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256 Bit
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1178 MHz
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1329 MHz
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150 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 30 Amps
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1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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8 GB
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gigabyte. 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 1178MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45% 1%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 39%
Borderlands 3 35% 7%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 39%
FIFA 20 61% 46%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 54%
eFootball PES 2020 51% 31%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 71% 16%
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i have 460 w psu… was running gtx 670 just for test… worked it.. currently having gtx 560 for more than month and have no power issues… can i run gtx 970 as well ?

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You can as long is branded psu but your cpu is going to bottleneck anyways

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yes i know… bit i will get big fps boost becouse current gpu is too weak for my system, for ex: i have 20+ fps on evil within 2 … settings high… on ultra 8+ fps… and tje cpu usage only around 50-60% the same in gta 5… wtf ?

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yes true but you can get something cheaper and get same performance something like gtx 660 or r9 270 hd 7870 would have same perfomrance

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yeah… sounds nice… but can u tell me what would be the best cpu for my socket in around 60$… im planning to add extra 8 gigs of ram and gtx 970 or 770 and i dont know which cpu i could buy with my budget to awoid fatal bottleneck…

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you can put i7 870 or xeon x3470 or something from this list http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel/DQ57TM.html and you should get far better performance but to bad you cant overclock it

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i just found second hand i5 760 in 20$ … its quad core and almost the same performance as as x4370… the seller says it 100% good condition.. in several weecks ill add extra 8 gb ram and than time for some gtx 970! thnx for help bud

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finally upgraded my pc and im just shocked… my cpu doesnot bottleneck me ?!?! canu believe, i tested it on gta V i run it all ultra… and the cpu goes only 90-95% but i dont see any bottleneck… and no need for xeon :)) wow im happy

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Bottleneck determined by the gpu usage and not cpu usage anyways enjoy your upgrade :D

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thnx :D

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Hi guys, I'm deciding between this card (maybe XTREME ed if I can get it for a similar price) or a 780Ti. The 780Ti has slower clock speeds but the texture and pixel rates are significantly higher than the 970 + it's 384bit.


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will an antec vp550p v2 work with this gpu?

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Yes it will. Bear in mind that 550W is the minimum power requirement, so if you're adding a lot of components, it would be safer to go with a 600W or more.

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Will an i5 750 bottleneck with this because im planning on getting my components bit by bit due to money issues

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yes my 4670k oc to 4.4 bottlenecked it sometimes

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hello, i have 8 gb of ram and i5 3470 will it bottleneck? thank you

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noup good match! :)

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i have core i5 4440 and GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition …. anyone see any bottleneck here , any recommendations ?
thanks ,,,

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No bottleneck there. I had mine running on an overclocked g3258 for a little while and it ran quite well despite the weaker cpu.

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hey guys… i wanna upgrade to a gtx 970… but i have a fx 6300, so its gonna be ok, or im gonna have bottleneck?

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yeah it will be there in most applications that use only 2-4 cores if there slightly cpu bound

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I can attest to that, I had a 970 with an FX-6300 and the card was not reaching its full potential. My question is, why do you want to upgrade to a 970 from RX 480? Your post is from a couple of months ago so I suppose you eventually decided to go for the RX 480 instead 970. Are you currently having any bottlenecks?

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So i have a question i am planning to buy 2 of these cards but i want to know if my PSU can handle this (check PSU on my profile page)

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Why buy 2 970s? You get similar performance with only one 980 ti, and a single 980 ti will cost you around the same, so get a 980 ti instead are my advice ;)

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i have i7 2600 and gtx 970 . do you guys see any bottleneck here?

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Of course not

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no friend.no bottleneck

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Would I be able to have this GPU and a 850 evo series 250gb SSD with the corsair RM550 (80+ gold). I heard the PSU was tier 1 and had good quality components, is that right?

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Its not tier 1.Its tier three according to this : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
But you will be fine…enough A and W on 12v rail.I would change the PSU if i was you when i could afford.

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