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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition run games
5 Jun 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. 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 Palit 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 380 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Doom Eternal on Ultra - 44 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Total War Saga: Troy which is 68 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 49 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition by playing Doom Eternal which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 88FPS, M: 69FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Total War Saga: Troy and that was reasonable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 51 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which gets playable results with a 37FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition is a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Palit 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 Palit 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 866 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 22% better and can meet 817 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Palit 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)
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
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Palit. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer 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 Palit 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Valorant 96% 90%
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 47%
Call of Duty Warzone 42% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 64%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 47%
Doom Eternal 9% 9%
Minecraft: Dungeons 51% 13%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 59% 3%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 0%
Death Stranding 34% 47%
GeForce GTX 970 Palit 4GB Edition Extras
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