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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X 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. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 625 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a reasonable performance on Resident Evil 3 Remake at 1080p of 51 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Detroit: Become Human which we saw got weak frame rates of 23 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is predicted to get 30 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Resident Evil 3 Remake will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 103 FPS, Medium: 81 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we have Detroit: Become Human running on GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition which gets L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator is predicted to get L: 60FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 893 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 37% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 957 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
129 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
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Tensor Cores
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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
1102 MHz
Boost Clock
1241 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by MSI. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1102MHz, instead of 1051MHz. The Boost Clock is now of 1241MHz, instead of 1178MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock still runs at 1753MHz and the Frame Buffer is still 4GB. This is adequate for the GPU.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Armor 2X Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 40%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 40%
Detroit: Become Human 53% 54%
Borderlands 3 34% 8%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 40%
FIFA 20 60% 46%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 68% 2%
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will a 500w evga psu be enough to support this?

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it appears to be so as it says that's the recommended psu.

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i run this with a 500w fsp psu. it's fine

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Can i replace this video card to 970?

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Tbh if you want to be able to play everything at highest you should get it but if not you should be good for maybe about a year not sure on that though

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if i were you i'd just wait for nvidia's pascal gpu. your 760 is still powerful enough to run games on high

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I'm thinking he his planning into the future so he can still play at highest settings

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Is Antec VP550 550 Watts PSU sufficient for this card ?

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i suggest you take 600w one but 550w will be fine too

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nay, 500w is fine. i'm running at 500w and still has enough to oc

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just got this one ! very happy with the performance

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i want to get this card, can my rig handle it? i am especially worried about my motherboard, case and PSU, i don`t know if they are enough for this card.

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Listen… this cards power consumption is about 20% less then your current card even at max performance. About case… if you can fit r9 285 in your case, you will be able to fit one of GTX 970's for sure. And about motherboard same as GPU

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20% less power? Both need some 190W

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I dont claim that you are wrong but 970 WILL consume less power no matter what… check new r9 300 series for expl. just a bit more performance than 200 series but much less power consumption. If you get what i mean…

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What is meant by the so-called "B ware"? Can I use this B Ware normally in all other parts of the example that I can replace the normal gpu for b ware?

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Will my cpu bottleneck this ?

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NO man, it will not. Its a nice combination if you go single graphics. Perect if u ask me.

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Just bought one today. Going to put it under water so how far do you think I can expect to overclock this card?

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

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I'd recommend you to get an i5 quad-core processor. 4th Gen. 4460 or better and you'll get a great performance

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I wonder…is this one better than 970 gaming edition?

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Just checked. According to GD, there's very little actual performance difference between the two. The main difference is the different coolers, and that's about it. This one was about $10 cheaper when I got it though.

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OC is almost the same,just wondered which cooler is better.But i think some reviews will soon be up,so we'll see. :)

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Well, I just got mine last night, but if it helps, I haven't seen it go above 60C yet, even with every game I can throw at it maxed. The cooler fan doesn't shut itself off in less demanding games like in the Gaming Edition though.

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Good to know,hope this version is going to come in croatia by the time i will be building my new rig.

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