10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.
This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.
Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 397 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.
Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is predicted to run Forza Horizon 5 with reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 49 frames per second. Comparing this to Resident Evil 8 which is getting playable results, where it averages 27 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Dying Light 2, which is predicted to run at 22 frames per second.
Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Forza Horizon 5 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 99 FPS, Medium: 78 FPS, High: 52 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. We then checked out Resident Evil 8 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 54FPS, M: 43FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS. And another popular game was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC?
This GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition?
A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 70% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which is 62% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.