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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 970M 6GB GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 970M 6GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile which meets 833 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 85% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970M 6GB was released on 07 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 970M 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
79 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
48 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1280
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1253 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
120.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
924 MHz
Boost Clock
993 MHz
Power
Max Power
81 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970M 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970M 6GB is a high-end Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression 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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.


GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204 which has 10 SM activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 924MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way adds extra performance.


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


Temperature
The Card is known to run cool. However, ultimately, it all depends on the notebook's cooling system.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 81W, it will only be equipped in large notebooks.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 10% faster than GeForce GTX 880M. Therefore, it should even surpass GeForce GTX 760 and be around as fast as desktop GeForce GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 970M is therefore the second fastest mobile Graphics Card as of October 2014 and AMD's Radeon R9 M290X is beaten in over 20%.


System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 970M 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 970M 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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