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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This graphics hardware can run 446 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 32 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Back 4 Blood which is 54 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Forza Horizon 5 performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 32 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition by playing Resident Evil 8 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 64FPS, M: 51FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Back 4 Blood and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Forza Horizon 5 which gets weak results with a 24FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU 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? 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 Galax HOF 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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition was released on 10 Oct 2014
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
44
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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.

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