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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI

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

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI 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. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 973 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Microsoft Flight Simulator will get 56 FPS with the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI, Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 72 FPS and Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 56 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI at 1440p and researched how Microsoft Flight Simulator might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 112 FPS, Medium: 88 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. We then checked out Red Dead Redemption 2 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 145FPS, M: 114FPS, H: 77FPS, U: 55FPS. And another popular game was Cyberpunk 2077 with predictions of L: 112FPS, M: 88FPS, H: 59FPS, U: 42FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080, as it can run 997 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
101 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
276 GTexel/s
ROPs
56 (x2)
Pixel Rate
149 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
3328
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
350 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.


GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 3328 Shader Processing Units, 208 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1178MHz and goes up to 1329MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.


Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is over 6% faster than GeForce GTX 970 4GB SLI and as fast as AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.


System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI.


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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 62% 34%
Death Stranding 59% 10%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 64% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 10%
Need For Speed Heat 63% 34%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 88% 10%
Planet Zoo 65% 29%
Diablo 4 55% 10%
Borderlands 3 58% 31%
FIFA 20 74% 65%
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Not sure if I should get a second 970 or just wait to see what pascal offers.

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What kind of psu would this need?

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750W, but if the effincy are low you should get 850W to be safe. Your current rig can handle a single 970. You will need a new psu for sli, also an i5 will probably bottleneck 2x970, so that would require a new CPU as well, if you want both GPUs to run at max usage ;)

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Awesome stuff thx man :) wil i be able to gat an appropriate cpu that wil fit a 1150 socket or wil i need to upgrade my mobo in order to get the best cpu for a 970 sli setup?

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1150 socket are fine, but I see that your mobo only supports CF, not SLI. So you can run 2 AMD cards, but your current mobo can only run 1 nvidia carf. So for 970 SLI you will need a new mobo. If you however choose 2 Radeon 390/390X your fine with current mobo.

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For CPU on 1150 socket an i7 4770 or i7 4790 would be a good upgrade. you will need the k series (4770k/4790k) if you plan to overclock your CPU.
However the cheapest upgrade would be a single 970 and keeping current mobo and cpu ;)

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Where can this be purchased from? I've been looking around the web for a while now.

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Bought mine from pc partpicker.

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dude you buy 2 gtx 970 and put them in your pc with a sli bridge they dont come together as sli lol

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lol

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Great setup!!!!
Runs everything max and same power as r9295x2 for half the price in my country

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LEWLY 117 % worse,.

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