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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
4 Apr 2021 - 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 2021. 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 339 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Far Cry 6 at 1080p of 16 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time which we saw got reasonable frame rates of 53 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Outriders, which was getting 31 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Far Cry 6 on the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 31FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 40 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Outriders where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 23 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

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? This GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

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 789 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 906 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
23%
RAM
12GB
0%
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VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Age of Empires IV 62% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Outriders 62% 39%
Resident Evil 8 30% 39%
Far Cry 6 6% 54%
It Takes Two 64% 8%
Battlefield 6 38% 39%
Total War: Rome Remastered 96% 81%
Valheim 46% 7%
Star Citizen 6% 6%
GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom Phoenix 4GB Edition Extras
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