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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 531 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition can run Valorant at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 1345 FPS, Medium: 1060 FPS, High: 713 FPS and Ultra: 510 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Horizon: Zero Dawn returns a reasonable 47 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

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 SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Valorant and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 1026 FPS, Medium: 808 FPS, High: 544 FPS and Ultra: 389 FPS. We then checked the performance on Horizon: Zero Dawn to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 36 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition running at 1440p is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 32% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 945 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 41% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition is released on 08 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
140 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
75 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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
145 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by EVGA.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1050MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The new EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET and Memory temperatures and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
6%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 19% 0%
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 37%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
Marvel's Avengers 38% 37%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 34% 79%
Valorant 96% 90%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 54% 42%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 49%
Grounded 71% 17%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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