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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI run games
18 Apr 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 933 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI can run Age of Empires IV at 1080p and predict it will return good frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 189 FPS, Medium: 149 FPS, High: 100 FPS and Ultra: 72 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 6 is predicted to return a good 66 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Age of Empires IV on the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI and predict it will get a reasonable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 144FPS, M: 113FPS, H: 76FPS, U: 55FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Battlefield 6 which we predicted will be reasonable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 50 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Resident Evil 8 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 42 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080. This PC hardware upgrade performs 23% better and can run 995 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5950, which has 21% better performance and can run 995 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
100 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI
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)
3328
Ray Tracing Cores
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
8192 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
1140 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 MHz
Power
Max Power
296 Watts
PSU
700 Watt & 51 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Game Requirement Analysis

The SLI setup of GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition.


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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 54% 9%
Grand Theft Auto VI 38% 1%
Age of Empires IV 75% 30%
Days Gone 46% 34%
Far Cry 6 38% 1%
Battlefield 6 59% 9%
Outriders 75% 9%
Total War: Rome Remastered 97% 88%
It Takes Two 76% 39%
Star Citizen 38% 38%
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