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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 539 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 27 FPS with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, Death Stranding getting 48 FPS and Horizon: Zero Dawn getting 48 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition by researching Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 53FPS, M: 42FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 20FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Death Stranding and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 36 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Horizon: Zero Dawn which gets playable results with a 36FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 852 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 31% better performance as well. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 945 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
142 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
77 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$369.99
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
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
160 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW 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 1216MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1367MHz, 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 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
5%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 36%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 19% 1%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 36%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 55% 43%
Marvel's Avengers 39% 36%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 47%
Grounded 71% 18%
Death Stranding 40% 5%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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