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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
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. 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 2019. 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 687.

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 eFootball PES 2020 and saw it deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 191 FPS, Medium: 151 FPS, High: 102 FPS and Ultra: 73 FPS. We proceeded to look at Microsoft Flight Simulator to see how that compared and predict that it will return a playable 32 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 eFootball PES 2020, which got a reasonable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 146 FPS, Medium: 115 FPS, High: 77 FPS and Ultra: 55 FPS. We then checked out Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 63FPS, M: 50FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS. And another popular game was Halo: Reach that returned L: 276FPS, M: 217FPS, H: 146FPS, U: 104FPS 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? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition

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 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 34% better and can meet 900 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 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015

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

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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
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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
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Resolution Performance
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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
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Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Red Dead Redemption 2 43% 0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 0%
Borderlands 3 36% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 37%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 37%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 71% 15%
FIFA 20 61% 47%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 38% 37%
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mine only has 68 pixel/s and 124,6 Gtexel/s

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Is it still worth to buy it? can get a new one for 200€, and the cheapest rx 480 4gb is 230€, same for gtx 1060 3gb.

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First of all Hi, im currently using the GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming with an I3 2120 :( I know a lot of Bottleneck..so i was wondering how much bottleneck does my Cpu to my Gpu.Shadow of Mordor everything High/Ultra 1920x1080-2520x1575 Fps-50+/38-

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