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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition

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

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

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 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 card runs recommended graphics requirements of 392 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Forza Horizon 5 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 75 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 40 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We proceeded to look at Star Citizen to see how that compared and predict that it will return a reasonable 49 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 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Forza Horizon 5 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We added Star Citizen to our research and predict it will be playable with a 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Dying Light 2 which got 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 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 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 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 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition was released on 20 Oct 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 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
39
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GeForce GTX 970 Leadtek WinFast Hurricane 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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