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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 446 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition can run Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Back 4 Blood returns a reasonable 53 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. We added Back 4 Blood to our tests and saw it was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Star Citizen leading us to predict 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 62% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 54% better and can run 965 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
145 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
4.4
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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Inno3D. 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 1178Hz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Power Consumption
According to Inno3D, the Rated Board TDP remains the same: 145W. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.

Release Price
N/A

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB. Therefore, GGeForce GTX 970 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is faster than GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

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