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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 970 4GB, Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz, 16GB performance review

When looking at recommended requirements for the top 1000 most demanding PC games a PC that combines a Core i7-4790 4-Core 3.6GHz CPU with a GeForce GTX 970 4GB GPU and 16GB RAM is more powerful than 538 games specs. A gaming PC with this hardware combo has a bottleneck of GeForce GTX 970 4GB. Once this component is upgraded, then the PC could run 812 games at recommended requirement.

Todays most popular game is Red Dead Redemption 2, which provides a good performance benchmark for this PC’s hardware. In summary, a good way to look at the performance with this GeForce GTX 970 4GB is to consider, do you want 1080p gaming with ok graphics settings or would you be needing 1440p resolution with bottom end graphics settings. Take a look at the following results to help you choose. 1080p Medium 90 FPS, 1080p High setting: 61 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 44 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 88 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 69 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Halo: Reach - To summarise, this is an easy one, the GeForce GTX 970 4GB solution can play Halo: Reach at Ultra settings despite the desired screen resolution (up to 4K) you want to play it on. 4K Ultra gets 58 frame rate, whereby we see 98 frame rate for the 1440p Ultra and if you wish to look at 1080p gaming then 128 frames per second is the type of results. Using the graphics card launch price we calculate the cost per frame to look like this for the different resolutions - 1080p Ultra costs $2.58, 1440p costs $3.37 and 4K costs $5.69.

3rd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, a good way to look at the performance with this GeForce GTX 970 4GB is to consider, do you want 1080p gaming with ok graphics settings or would you be needing 1440p resolution with bottom end graphics settings. Take a look at the following results to help you choose. 1080p Medium 82 FPS, 1080p High setting: 55 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 40 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 80 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 63 FPS.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 970 4GB
RAM: 8 GB
low
@1920x1080
RAM: 12 GB
medium
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-4300
RAM: 12 GB
low
@1280x720
high
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
Mafia 2
60 FPS
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1280x1024
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1280x1024
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1280x1024
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
ultra
@2560x1440
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@3840x2200
Overwatch
200 FPS
RAM: 12 GB
low
@1920x1080
Overwatch
200 FPS
RAM: 12 GB
low
@1920x1080

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