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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 449 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Battlefield 2042 at 1080p of 15 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get playable frame rates of 27 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Back 4 Blood, which was getting 54 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition by playing Battlefield 2042 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 29FPS, M: 23FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 20 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets playable results with a 41FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition running at 1440p is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 59% better performance and can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 961 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 51% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
76 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1355 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
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GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Zotac. 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 1203MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1355MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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