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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition

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

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

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2021 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 444.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition shows us that Back 4 Blood is predicted to get a reasonable result of 53 FPS, and then we are seeing Star Citizen predicted to return a reasonable 50 FPS while another game on our list is the Dying Light 2 which is predicted to get 25 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

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 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Star Citizen to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 100 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. Another game researched was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 49FPS, M: 39FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 19FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Back 4 Blood, wih estimates revealing L: 106FPS, M: 83FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 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 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 64% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 976 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 56% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 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
$349.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
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
1140 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
4.4
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GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by MSI. 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 1140MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1279MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was left untouched.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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