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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GTX 970 and the GTX 970 are equal.

The GTX 970 has a 13 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 970. This results in the GTX 970 providing 1.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 970 has a 13 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 970 providing 0.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition are the same, which means the GTX 970 and the GTX 970 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition have 1664 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 970 has 1.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 0.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the GTX 970 takes the edge.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 970 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

54.2 FPS

The Witcher III

68.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

49.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

63.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.5 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

53.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

154.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

154.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

44.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

86.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

86.7 FPS

Battlefield V

85.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

68.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.8 FPS

The Witcher III

30.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

19.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

21.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

40.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.1 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30 FPS

Battlefield V

39.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

37.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1178 MHzvs1165 MHz
Boost Clock1329 MHzvs1317 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-200-A1Maxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
7.6
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3840x2160
5.7
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1792 KB green tick vs green tick 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs1664
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units104vs104
Texture Rate122.5 GTexel/svs121.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units56vs56
Pixel Rate66 GPixel/svs65.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gigabyte. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1178MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1165MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1317MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Recommended CPUIntel Xeon E3-1230 v3
Intel Core i7-3820 4-Core 3.60GHz
Intel Core i7-970 6-Core 3.2GHz
AMD Opteron 6274
Intel Xeon Processor E3-1241 v3
Intel Core i7-4771 4-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-4770R 4-Core 3.2GHz
Intel Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz
Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-990X 6-Core 3.47GHz
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