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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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. GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 518 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is running Horizon: Zero Dawn and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 47 frames per second. Comparing this to Grounded which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 47 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Marvel's Avengers, which is predicted to run at 31 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Horizon: Zero Dawn where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 94 FPS, Medium: 74 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We added Grounded to our tests and saw it was playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Marvel's Avengers leading us to predict 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition running at 1440p is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 33% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 945 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 42% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
138 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
74 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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
145 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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Inno3D. 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 1178Hz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Power Consumption
According to Inno3D, the Rated Board TDP remains the same: 145W. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
N/A


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB. Therefore, GGeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is faster than GeForce GTX 780 Ti.


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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 1%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 39%
Marvel's Avengers 38% 39%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 33% 81%
Valorant 96% 90%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 54% 42%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Grounded 71% 16%
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