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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. 471 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Watch Dogs Legion and predict it will deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 125 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 21 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 133 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Watch Dogs Legion and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. We added FIFA 21 to our tests and saw it was strong with a 101 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Marvel's Avengers which got 36 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition, this is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 823 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 926 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 40% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is released on 10 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
77 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
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1380 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Galax. 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 1216MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1380MHz, 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 Galax's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
13%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 4%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 4%
Watch Dogs Legion 9% 1%
Genshin Impact 71% 5%
FIFA 21 62% 47%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 6%
eFootball PES 2021 52% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
Marvel's Avengers 52% 1%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 55% 50%
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