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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition run games
Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games.

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition meets a reasonable number of the most demanding game requirements of today. 22 % of the demanding games are playable.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

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The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition was released on the 29 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 48.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

48.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 50.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 48.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

48.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 50.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 56.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

56.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 39.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 56.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

56.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 80.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

80.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 49.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

49.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 66.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 85.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

85.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 62.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 53.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

53.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 38.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 63.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 63.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 39 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 44.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 70.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

70.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 85.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 40.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 50.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

50.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 68 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

68 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 39 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 54.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 18.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 22 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 19.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

19.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 29.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

29.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 25.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

25.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 19.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 21.7 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

21.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 19.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 39.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 22.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 24.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 17.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 25.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 21.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 24.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 39.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 18.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 16.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 23.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 29.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

29.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 13.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 37 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

37 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition gets 28.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.4 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
130 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
70 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1114 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
10
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 1114MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1253MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X 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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This graphics card has 3 DisplayPorts, is there anyway to change this or contact GD about this?

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Will a decently highly overclocked FX 8320e bottleneck this?

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Can i use this GPU on this psu : Segotep SG 500A --> 500w , 80+ , 18A doible rail ( per rail ).

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this gpu supports x5 monitors !!!
i paling upgrade my gpu too this GTX 970


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getting stable OC clock results of +210 core, and +400 mem clock. With a max temp of 71 celcius. Are these good results? Kinda new to overclocking

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pretty good also i saw some poeple getting around 1500mhz core clock but also depends on what version you have and of course how well can be oced its also down to luck

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I got stable 150+ on core and +500 on mem.
Pretty decent I might add! :)

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I will combine it with intel core i5-6600K, Asus Z170-P D3 MOBO and 8 GB RAM. Is there any bottle-neck? Any advice for different hardware selection?

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I would say if you have a slightly more room in your budget get a little better mobo. If you plan to oc which in your case you should, now or later, your results will be better.

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In general i do not want and also i do not know how to oc but do you have any suggestions about mobo? Thnx for the reply

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There will be no bottleneck for sure. You will need a cooler even if you wont overclock because this cpu doesnt ship without stock cooler. Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI is a good motherboard for the price, it has all the features of skylake.

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Also you may not want to oc now but in some years it you might want to cause it will boost your performance without spending for an upgrade. Which case are you thinking of getting?

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I was thinking to use the one that i have now (case) but i do not know which is in order to tell you so. It is difficult to oc this GPU?

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No, pretty easy. Its frosty also!

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Just bought this,why the hell did this get downgraded to 9 stars?

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3.5 Gb of Vram

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Bug in the system, fixed now :)

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Budget: $400
Should I upgrade GPU to this or get a new 1080p monitor, ssd, and psu?
Keep in mind the current psu I have doesn't have connections for the 970 so it would have to be upgraded.
Current stuff: 1360x768 tv and a standard hdd

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I'm thinking of purchasing this card next month but wanted to know if this would be bottle-necked by my cpu. Thanks in advance.

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not at all broda :)
i have a i5 4440 and it handles the Asus edition of GTX 970 without any bottlenecks. My and your CPU is pretty strong enough to handle a GTX 980. So go for this card. =)

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Hey there, Im thinking on getting one but… am I really doing a great purchse? I mean, shouldn't I wait until AMD release their new line this year? Cheers!

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this card is a great purchase indeed, but i would say, wait

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