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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 252 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Watch Dogs Legion at 1080p of 44 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get weak frame rates of 21 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to get 44 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Watch Dogs Legion to predict how the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 88 FPS, Medium: 69 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. Next we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will be weak with a 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 33. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition 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 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 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 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 41% better and can run 825 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, as it can run 777 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 22% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is released on 04 Nov 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
66 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
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 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 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
22%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 12%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 3%
Genshin Impact 68% 13%
eFootball PES 2021 48% 43%
FIFA 21 59% 43%
Watch Dogs Legion 2% 9%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 42% 15%
Marvel's Avengers 48% 7%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 51% 62%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 0%
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