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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 467 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition is running Valorant and delivering strong performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 495 frames per second. Comparing this to Halo Infinite which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 30 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is predicted to run at 46 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition at 1440p with Valorant, which got a strong set of FPS results. These were, Low: 997 FPS, Medium: 785 FPS, High: 529 FPS and Ultra: 378 FPS. We then checked out Halo Infinite which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 59FPS, M: 47FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. And another popular game was Horizon: Zero Dawn with predictions of L: 92FPS, M: 72FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 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 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 36% better and can run 853 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 946 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 45% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition is released on 01 Dec 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1088 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Asus. 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 1088MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1228MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


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


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


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GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
9%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 30% 41%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 37% 41%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 16% 3%
Grounded 70% 14%
Marvel's Avengers 37% 41%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 53%
Halo Infinite 37% 41%
Death Stranding 38% 9%
GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition Extras
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