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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 394 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Death Stranding on Ultra - 45 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Valorant which is 491 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Halo Infinite is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 29 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition by playing Death Stranding which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Valorant and that was strong. This graphics card delivered 374 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Halo Infinite which is predicted to get weak results with a 22FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition PC gaming is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 37% more powerful and can run 853 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 47% better and can meet 946 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition was released on 20 Oct 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 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
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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
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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 Hurricane 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
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 Leadteks's Hurricane Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
10%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 3%
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 43%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 43%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 16% 4%
Grounded 70% 14%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 54%
Marvel's Avengers 36% 43%
Death Stranding 37% 10%
Halo Infinite 36% 43%
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