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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 442 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a reasonable result of 50 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a playable 25 FPS while another game on our list is the Far Cry 6 which is getting 24 frames per second 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 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 50 FPS, Medium: 40 FPS, High: 27 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. We added Far Cry 6 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Star Citizen leading us to predict 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition, this is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 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 Gainward Phantom 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 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
136 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
73 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
1152 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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
44
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GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gainward Phantom 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gainward. 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 1152MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1304MHz, 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 Gainward's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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