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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 452.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition shows us that Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a reasonable result of 53 FPS, and then we are seeing Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to return a reasonable 47 FPS while another game on our list is the Watch Dogs Legion which is predicted to get 47 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 to predict how the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 94 FPS, Medium: 74 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at Watch Dogs Legion which we predict will be playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 40. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition running at 1440p is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 825 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 33% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 42% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 927 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
136 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
73 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1152 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gainward. 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 1152MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1304MHz, 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 Gainward's Dual 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 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
15%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 6%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 3%
Genshin Impact 70% 7%
FIFA 21 61% 46%
eFootball PES 2021 51% 46%
Watch Dogs Legion 8% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 45% 8%
Marvel's Avengers 51% 1%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 6%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 54% 53%
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