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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

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

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 654 games in todays list.

A GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a playable frame rate when running Diablo 4 on Ultra - 30 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Death Stranding which is 30 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Need For Speed Heat performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 46 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Diablo 4 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 60 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 32 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. We then checked the performance on Death Stranding to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition 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 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 37% better and can meet 901 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 44% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 962 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
133 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
72 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
1140 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 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
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. 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 1165MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1317MHz, 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 remains the same.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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7%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 2%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45% 2%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 40%
Borderlands 3 34% 8%
FIFA 20 60% 46%
Death Stranding 37% 40%
Need For Speed Heat 43% 2%
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looking to purchase this card in the near future, would I have any major issues with bottle-necking if I did? thanks in advance

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I think I am a bit to late since you allready got a 390 :/
but maybe somebody else finds this helpfull,
I don´t you will have any botlecking with your cpu, its a really good one :D.
And your ram is also more then fine for it.

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used to have an r9 285 and wanted to upgrade, was torn between this or a 390 but went with the 390 in the end, glad about the cpu though, wasnt sure if I would have any issues but that clears things up. thanks!

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Will my CPU bottleneck this (I have a Dual-CPU, not stated in 'My Rig')

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thanks pip, marry christmas too :D

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