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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
29 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 485 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run Valorant at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 1345 FPS, Medium: 1060 FPS, High: 713 FPS and Ultra: 510 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Genshin Impact returns a reasonable 47 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Valorant which delivered strong FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 1026 FPS, Medium: 808 FPS, High: 544 FPS and Ultra: 389 FPS. Next we have Genshin Impact running on GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition which gets L: 95FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 36FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Mafia: Definitive Edition gets L: 49FPS, M: 39FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, this is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 32% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 830 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 932 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
140 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
75 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$359.99
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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 1190MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, 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 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
21%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Genshin Impact 70% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 5%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 54% 51%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 37%
Valorant 96% 90%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 36% 14%
Serious Sam 4 46% 51%
eFootball PES 2021 51% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 49%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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