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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 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 HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

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 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 653 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with 42 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Need For Speed Heat which returns a reasonable 46 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Borderlands 3 which we saw getting a reasonable 46 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 85 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. Next we have Need For Speed Heat running on GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition which gets L: 92FPS, M: 72FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Borderlands 3 gets L: 92FPS, M: 72FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 900 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 36% better performance. 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 45% better and can meet 962 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition was released on 29 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1088 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 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
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 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 1114MHz, instead of 1088MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1228MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's HerculeZ 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 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB. Therefore, GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition is almost as fast Radeon R9 290X.


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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 3%
Death Stranding 37% 41%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 3%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 41%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 3%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 41%
Planet Zoo 45% 11%
Diablo 4 30% 41%
Borderlands 3 34% 9%
FIFA 20 60% 45%
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