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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 447 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Dying Light 2 will get 25 FPS with the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition, Star Citizen predicted to get 50 FPS and Days Gone getting 47 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Dying Light 2 on the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Star Citizen which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 38 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Days Gone where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 35 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition, this is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 976 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 62% better performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 54% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
138 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
74 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
4.4
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gigabyte. 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 1178MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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