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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition run games
11 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 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 Galax HOF 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 Galax HOF 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 2019. 740 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 143 FPS, Medium: 112 FPS, High: 76 FPS and Ultra: 54 FPS. We proceeded to look at Microsoft Flight Simulator to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 32 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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 109 FPS, Medium: 86 FPS, High: 58 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. We added Microsoft Flight Simulator to our tests and saw it was playable with a 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested eFootball PES 2020 which got 56 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition, this is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 920 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 33% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 40% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is released on the 10 Oct 2014
GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 49.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 51.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 49.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 38.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 51.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 58 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 40.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 58 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 26 FPS on Control

Control

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 82.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

82.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 50.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

50.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 67.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 87.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 64.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

64.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 55 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 39.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 65.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

65.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 65 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 40.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 45.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

45.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 72.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

72.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 88.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

88.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 41.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 51.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

51.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 70 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

70 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 40.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 95.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

95.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 44.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

44.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 55.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

55.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 79.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

79.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 26.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 25.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 52.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

52.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 44.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

44.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 60.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

60.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 39.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 28.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 79.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 66.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

66.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 40.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

40.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 28.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 49.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 53.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

53.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 73.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

73.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 39.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 30.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 68.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

68.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 51.6 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

51.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 32 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

32 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 67.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

67.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 49.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

49.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 35.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 66.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

66.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 38 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

38 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 22 FPS on Control

Control

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 54.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 63.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

63.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 19.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 22.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 20.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

20.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 30.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 25.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

25.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 20.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 22.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

22.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 9.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

9.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 20.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 41 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 23.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 25.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 18.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

18.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 25.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 22.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 24.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 41 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 19.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 16.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 24.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 30.6 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 14 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

14 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 22.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 38 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

38 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 19.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 33.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

33.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 17 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 11 FPS on Control

Control

11 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 29.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition gets 35.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

35.3 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
77 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1380 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
2x 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
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GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Galax. 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 1216MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1380MHz, 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 Galax's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 1%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 55%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 36%
FIFA 20 62% 47%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 1%
The Outer Worlds 71% 18%
Borderlands 3 36% 5%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 79% 7%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 36%
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