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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition

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

This GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 386 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition can run Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 124 FPS, Medium: 98 FPS, High: 66 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 2042 is predicted to return a weak 21 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Star Citizen to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 95 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. Another game researched was Battlefield 2042 with predictions of L: 41FPS, M: 33FPS, H: 22FPS, U: 16FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Forza Horizon 5, wih estimates revealing L: 98FPS, M: 77FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 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 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 976 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 72% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 64% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition was released on 04 Nov 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
66 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
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
3.8
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GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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