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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 392 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition shows us that Phasmophobia is getting a reasonable result of 52 FPS, and then we are seeing Assassins Creed: Valhalla predicted to return a playable 31 FPS while another game on our list is the Microsoft Flight Simulator which is getting 52 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla to predict how the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 40 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. Next we looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator which was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Phasmophobia that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 40. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 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 36% better and can meet 825 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 927 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 45% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition was released on 28 Jul 2015

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
129 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1101 MHz
Boost Clock
1241 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
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 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1101MHz, instead of 1050MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1241MHz, instead of 1178MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Twin Turbo Fan features the exclusive blower design with bidirectional air intake that effectively increases air flow by 24% and providing 29% better cooling performance than the reference design for exceptional SLI configurations.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 4% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Twin Turbo OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
11%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 8%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 37% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 11%
Genshin Impact 69% 9%
eFootball PES 2021 50% 45%
Marvel's Avengers 50% 3%
Watch Dogs Legion 6% 5%
FIFA 21 60% 45%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 53% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 4%
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