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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 437 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 Days Gone and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 46 frames per second. Comparing this to Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 24 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Back 4 Blood, which is running at 52 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition ran Days Gone to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Another game researched was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Back 4 Blood, which returned L: 105FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 65% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 972 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 57% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Asus DirectCU Mini OC 4GB Edition was released on 01 Dec 2014
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
43
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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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