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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen 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 395 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition is running Back 4 Blood and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 52 frames per second. Comparing this to Days Gone which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 45 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 23 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition by playing Back 4 Blood which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 104FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 55FPS, U: 39FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Days Gone and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get weak results with a 18FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 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 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 67% more powerful and can run 972 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 59% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition was released on 21 Oct 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
68 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
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte Mini-ITX OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Gigabyte. 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 1076MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1178MHz. The Operating Memory was left untouched.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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