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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 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 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 982 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting 69 FPS with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI, FIFA 20 getting 204 FPS and Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 74 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI at 1440p with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which got a reasonable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 138 FPS, Medium: 109 FPS, High: 73 FPS and Ultra: 52 FPS. We then checked out FIFA 20 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 350FPS, M: 292FPS, H: 214FPS, U: 156FPS. And another popular game was Red Dead Redemption 2 that returned L: 148FPS, M: 117FPS, H: 78FPS, U: 56FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI, this is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB, which is 25% more powerful and can run 997 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
103 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
284 GTexel/s
ROPs
56 (x2)
Pixel Rate
153 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
3328
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
$779.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI Technology.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.


GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GM204-200-A1 which, together, offer 3328 Shader Processing Units, 208 TMUs and 112 ROPs. The Central Unit is Clocked at 1216MHz and goes up to 1367MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
Each GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 8% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 970 in SLI.


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition SLI.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 63% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65% 35%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 88% 11%
Death Stranding 60% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 60% 11%
Need For Speed Heat 64% 35%
Planet Zoo 66% 31%
Diablo 4 56% 11%
FIFA 20 75% 66%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 11%
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