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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition

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

This GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 395 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a good frame rate when running FIFA 22 on Ultra - 78 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Far Cry 6 which is 20 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Resident Evil 8 performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 27 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition at 1440p with FIFA 22, which got a reasonable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 156 FPS, Medium: 123 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. We then checked out Far Cry 6 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 40FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 54FPS, M: 43FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition PC gaming 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 ACX 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 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 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 70% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 62% better and can meet 961 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
66 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$329.99
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
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 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
39
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution but no overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

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 1% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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