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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
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. 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 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 196 games in the list.

The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Far Cry 6 at 1080p of 12 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands which we saw got weak frame rates of 20 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Valheim, which was getting 51 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Far Cry 6 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 23 FPS, Medium: 18 FPS, High: 12 FPS and Ultra: 9 FPS. Another game tested was World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, L: 40FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 21FPS, U: 15FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Valheim, which returned L: 102FPS, M: 80FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 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 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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 802 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB which is 21% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 750 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.99
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
29%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 12%
Valheim 77% 1%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 2%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 59% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 57%
Diablo 4 28% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 43% 1%
Little Nightmares 2 59% 49%
Far Cry 6 1% 62%
Hitman 3 51% 46%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 4GB Edition Extras
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