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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 437 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Battlefield 2042 with 12 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Star Citizen which is predicted to return a reasonable 53 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Forza Horizon 5 which we saw getting a playable 30 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Battlefield 2042 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 24 FPS, Medium: 19 FPS, High: 13 FPS and Ultra: 9 FPS. Next we have Star Citizen running on GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 106FPS, M: 83FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 gets L: 60FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition was released on 29 Sep 2014
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
43
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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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