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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 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. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 435 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 58 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Ori and the Will of the Wisps which is 50 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Halo: The Master Chief Collection performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 35 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition by researching Star Citizen leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 116FPS, M: 91FPS, H: 61FPS, U: 44FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Ori and the Will of the Wisps and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Halo: The Master Chief Collection which gets playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 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 Palit 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 872 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 22% better and can meet 824 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Palit 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
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 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 Palit 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Palit. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer 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 Palit 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
12%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Doom Eternal 9% 9%
Half-Life: Alyx 13% 62%
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 47%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 59% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 64%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 66% 3%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 34% 47%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 51% 3%
Minecraft RTX 59% 92%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 51% 1%
GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition Extras
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