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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
2 Aug 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 334 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on Grounded at 1080p of 44 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Halo Infinite which we predict will get playable frame rates of 27 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to get 27 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Grounded to see how the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up 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 Halo Infinite which we predict will be weak with a 20 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 20. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

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 853 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 805 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 was 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
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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
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0%
Graphics Card
13%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 0%
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 47%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 47%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 13% 7%
Grounded 69% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 59%
Marvel's Avengers 34% 47%
Death Stranding 36% 13%
Halo Infinite 34% 47%
GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Extras
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