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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 465.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Microsoft Flight Simulator and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 141 FPS, Medium: 111 FPS, High: 75 FPS and Ultra: 54 FPS. We proceeded to look at Phasmophobia to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 54 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition at 1440p with Microsoft Flight Simulator, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 108 FPS, Medium: 85 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. We then checked out Phasmophobia which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS. And another popular game was FIFA 21 that returned L: 227FPS, M: 189FPS, H: 138FPS, U: 101FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 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 Gigabyte XTREME 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 32% better and can meet 825 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 41% better and can run 927 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is released on 11 Nov 2015

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
140 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
75 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
1775 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
227.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 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 XTREME 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1051MHz while the Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, instead of 1178MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1775MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
The WINDFORCE 3X cooling system features four 6mm and two 8mm composite heat-pipes, special fin architecture, unique blade fan design and GIGABYTE "Triangle Cool" technology, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 7%
Genshin Impact 70% 6%
eFootball PES 2021 51% 47%
Marvel's Avengers 51% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 8% 2%
FIFA 21 61% 47%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 54% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition Extras
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