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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 450 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Days Gone getting 48 FPS with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, FIFA 22 getting 83 FPS and Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 15 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition ran Days Gone to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 167FPS, M: 132FPS, H: 89FPS, U: 63FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, wih estimates revealing L: 29FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

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? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 59% better performance and can run 975 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 51% better performance and can run 965 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
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)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$369.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
4.5
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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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