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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition run games
Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 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 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 690 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Red Dead Redemption 2 with 46 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at eFootball PES 2020 which returns a good 71 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Borderlands 3 which we saw getting a reasonable 46 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Red Dead Redemption 2 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we have eFootball PES 2020 running on GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition which gets L: 142FPS, M: 112FPS, H: 75FPS, U: 54FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Borderlands 3 gets L: 92FPS, M: 72FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 921 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 38% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 45% better and can meet 967 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition was released on the 29 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 48.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

48.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 49.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 47.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

47.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 36.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

36.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 49.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 56.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

56.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 39.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 56.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

56.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 25.1 FPS on Control

Control

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 79.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

79.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 48.6 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

48.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 65.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 84.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

84.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 62.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 53 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 37.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 62.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 62.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 38.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 43.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 70 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

70 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 85 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 40.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 49.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 67.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

67.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 38.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 92 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

92 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 42.4 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

42.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 53.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 76.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

76.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 25.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 24.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 50.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

50.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 43.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 58.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 38.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 27.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 76.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

76.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 64.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 38.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

38.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 27.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 48.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

48.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 51.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

51.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 70.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

70.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 38.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 29.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

29.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 66.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

66.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 49.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 30.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 64.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

64.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 48.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

48.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 34.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 64.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

64.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 36.6 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

36.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 21.2 FPS on Control

Control

21.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 52.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 60.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

60.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 18.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 21.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 19.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 29.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 25 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

25 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 19.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 21.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 9.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

9.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 19.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 39.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 22.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 24.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 17.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 24.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 21.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 23.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 39.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 18.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 15.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 23.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 29.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

29.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 13.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 21.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

21.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 36.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

36.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 19 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 31.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 16.4 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

16.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 10.6 FPS on Control

Control

10.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 28.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition gets 34 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

34 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 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
1088 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 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
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 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 1114MHz, instead of 1088MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1228MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's HerculeZ 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 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB. Therefore, GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition is almost as fast Radeon R9 290X.


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GeForce GTX 970 Inno3D HerculeZ X2 OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 3%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 78% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 41%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 41%
Borderlands 3 34% 9%
FIFA 20 60% 45%
The Outer Worlds 30% 6%
eFootball PES 2020 50% 30%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 5% 5%
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