GeForce_GTX_970_Gigabyte_Mini-ITX_OC_4GB_Edition
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition

GD Rating

5.8
Check Prices
How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX 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 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 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 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 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 2019. The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 582 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from FIFA 20 with 126 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a playable 29 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Borderlands 3 which we saw getting a reasonable 45 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition by playing FIFA 20 which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 216FPS, M: 180FPS, H: 132FPS, U: 96FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Cyberpunk 2077 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Borderlands 3 which gets playable results with a 34FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 39% better and can run 897 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 959 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 47% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition was released on 21 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
10
7.5
5.6
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gigabyte. 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 1076MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory was left untouched.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
1%
RAM
11GB
0%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 4%
Halo: Reach 85% 67%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 43%
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 43%
Borderlands 3 33% 10%
FIFA 20 60% 45%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 70% 20%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 52%
eFootball PES 2020 50% 29%
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** __more bold text__ bold text more bold text
Italic *italic text* _more italic text_ italic text more italic text
Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~ strikethrough text
Links [Game-Debate](https://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Unordered Lists Press return twice to start your list

* List item the first
* List item the second
* List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  • List item the first
  • List item the second
  • List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
Formatting Help
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top
1 2
-1
PC Specs

CPU (5% overclock)

2009
Check Prices
$1,059.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
-65

how much of a bottleneck would it be if i paired the w3580 with this gpu?

1
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$329.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2018
Check Prices
$799.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
1
/
356

Maybi just small one in cpu tensive games

-1
PC Specs

CPU (5% overclock)

2009
Check Prices
$1,059.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
-65

how about crysis 3

-1
PC Specs

CPU (5% overclock)

2009
Check Prices
$1,059.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
-65

no bottleneck, although the cpu got hot… WELL it's a workstation, it can HANDLE IT i hope

1
PC Specs

CPU

2012
Check Prices
$132.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$239.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
1
/
386

will my psu Chieftec CTG-500-80P handle this gpu ??? :)

-1
PC Specs

CPU (5% overclock)

2009
Check Prices
$1,059.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
-65

if you won't oc it. but even i am oc'ing it by 10% with a 525W psu and it's fine!

1
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$294.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2018
Check Prices
$1,149.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
1

would this run with my specs (Thermaltake Litepower 500W OEM psu if not listed)?

1
PC Specs

CPU

2012
Check Prices
$132.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
3

Yes i believe that the recommended power supply for this card is 400W to 500W

0
PC Specs

CPU (10% overclock)

2012
Check Prices
$132.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (15% overclock)

0
2013
Check Prices
$399.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

32 GB

0
test rig
0
/
4

Yep, on Gigabyte's site they recommend a 400w PSU. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5252#sp

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$294.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
2

I've a 500 watts PSU. Do I need a stronger one for this card?

0
PC Specs
2015
Check Prices
$350.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
6

Late reply, but it should be fine as long as you don't change the voltage if you OC the card.

0
PC Specs

CPU

Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$250.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
3

ouch its an epic upgrade from my card…and very low power consumption 150watts this small card ;) i hope my BQ E9 400Watts its enough :D but very expensive 350 € in my country >_>

0
PC Specs

CPU

2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
1
/
354

Your psu have no problem running gtx970 together with fx-6300

0
PC Specs

CPU

Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$250.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
3

hey ho ,thx for reply. hords of referenz needs 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin. i can change power targets on my choice ;) Power Targets :
http://cryptomining-blog.com/3757-how-to-raise-the-power-target-limit-on-geforce-gtx-970-and-gtx-980

0
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
0

i have this card, with i5-4440 - 3,1GHz and 8GB ram, but i wanna upgrade to i7-4790k, it will be good or unnecessary to buy?

0
PC Specs

CPU

2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
1
/
354

I say its unnecessary if you take performance increase, price and time into account

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$303.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2014
Check Prices
$349.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
5

Could I upgrade to this?

0
PC Specs
2011
Check Prices
$213.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
-2

for sure upgrade it immediately coz evga gtx 970 is harm for your pc even for your health

0
PC Specs

CPU

2017
Check Prices
$249.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
-9
/
420

you already have a gtx 970, unless you want to SLI, then sure thing go for it, but if you want to have only one GPU, have the same GPU as this one, just different cooler and longer PCB.

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$303.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2014
Check Prices
$349.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
5

It seems to run fine, I know someone that runs a similar setup on a 350 PSU. and it's still going strong to this day haha

0
PC Specs
2011
Check Prices
$120.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
37

Is Corsair VS450 psu suitable for 970 Mini ITC and i7 3770k?

0
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$182.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$450.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
35

off course it is mate, but i would not recommend to overclock the GPU and CPU

0
PC Specs
2011
Check Prices
$120.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
37

Just wondering if this GPU doesn't use any power connectors!?

0
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$182.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$450.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
35

yes , molex 8 pin power this gpu

0
PC Specs
2011
Check Prices
$120.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
37

Oh then Corsair VS450 has only 2x6 pin pci-e connectors!! No 8 pin..

1
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$182.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$450.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
35

u can buy it

1
PC Specs

CPU (5% overclock)

2018
Check Prices
$329.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$649.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
3

Hi, im thinking of getting this card for a future build can anyone recommend a psu? Thanks.

1
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$250.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
41

I think any good brand name 500w power supply will be good enough.

1
PC Specs

CPU (5% overclock)

2018
Check Prices
$329.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$649.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
3

ok thanks. :)

1
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
135

I have this card. She has one 8pin power connector not 2x6pin.

0
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
0

yep, i have this card too, i use it with 6+2 pin power connertor. it has 1x8pin connector.

1 2

Title

Body