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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition
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 2022. 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 391 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Forza Horizon 5 with 29 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which returns 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 playing Forza Horizon 5 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 57FPS, M: 45FPS, H: 30FPS, U: 22FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Far Cry 6 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 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 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 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? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
68 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
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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 Zotac 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac 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 1076MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory was left untouched.

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The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Dual Fan Cooling Solution.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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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