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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition GeForce GT 930 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 2% 434%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2% 434%
Halo: Reach 68% 70%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 40% 634%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 634%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 5% 400%
Borderlands 3 8% 464%
FIFA 20 46% 185%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 17% 515%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 53% 145%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 930 2GB.

The GT 930 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GT 930 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 970, and so the GT 930 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 970.

The GTX 970 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GT 930, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 970 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 970 has 208.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 930, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 970 is massively better than the GT 930.

The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition has 1664 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 930 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 970 is 2788 and the actual shader performance of the GT 930 is 0. The GTX 970 having 2788 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 970 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 930.

The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition requires 148 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 930 2GB requires 35 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 930. The GTX 970 requires 113 Watts more than the GT 930 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 970 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 930.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1102 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1241 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-200-A1Maxwell GM???
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs -
2560x1440
7.5
green tick vs -
3840x2160
5.7
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 1792 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs384
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units104vs32
Texture Rate114.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units56vs16
Pixel Rate61.7 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power148 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 970 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by MSI. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1102MHz, instead of 1051MHz. The Boost Clock is now of 1241MHz, instead of 1178MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock still runs at 1753MHz and the Frame Buffer is still 4GB. This is adequate for the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Armor 2X Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Overview
GeForce GT 930 2GB is an upcoming middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed ???? which has 3 SM activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at XXXXMHz and goes up to XXXXMHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
Coming Soon!

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Release Price
Coming Soon!

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
Coming Soon!
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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