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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 446 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Far Cry 6 with 24 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Dying Light 2 which is predicted to return a playable 25 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a playable 31 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition at 1440p with Far Cry 6, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 37 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. We then checked out Dying Light 2 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 62% better performance and can run 975 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 54% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
74 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$349.99
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
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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
4.4
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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.

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