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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 707 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Red Dead Redemption 2 on Ultra - 48 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Death Stranding which is 33 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Borderlands 3 performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 48 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 97 FPS, Medium: 76 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. We then checked the performance on Death Stranding to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 25 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition we get the impression that it 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 29% better and can run 897 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 39% more powerful and can run 961 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
77 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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1380 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by Zotac.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1228MHz, instead of 1050MHz and goes up to 1380MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1800MHz and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 2%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 47% 2%
Death Stranding 39% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 35%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 35%
Halo: Reach 86% 69%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 2%
Planet Zoo 48% 6%
Borderlands 3 37% 4%
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