10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 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 is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 397 games in the list.
Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a reasonable frame rate from Forza Horizon 5 with 50 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which is predicted to return a weak 22 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a playable 29 FPS.
With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition by researching Forza Horizon 5 leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Far Cry 6 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Resident Evil 8 which gets weak results with a 22FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 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 Zotac 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 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 4GB Edition?
Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 67% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 59% better performance.