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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. 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 524 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Grounded at 1080p of 47 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Death Stranding which we saw got reasonable frame rates of 47 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Valorant, which was getting 505 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Grounded on the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 94FPS, M: 74FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 35FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Death Stranding which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 35 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Valorant where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were strong at 385 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition 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 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 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 33% better and can run 853 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 946 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 42% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition was released on 21 Aug 2015

GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
136 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
73 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
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1152 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-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 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 970, created by Gainward.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1152MHz, instead of 1051MHz while the Boost Clock now achieves 1304MHz, instead of 1178MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Dual 90mm fan: with the new cooler, the Graphics Card gets 9dB quieter lower than reference board (reference clock) under full load operation.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 970.


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GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 39%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 39%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 1%
Grounded 71% 16%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Marvel's Avengers 38% 39%
Death Stranding 39% 7%
Halo Infinite 38% 39%
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