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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Galax 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 654 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Planet Zoo with 30 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which returns a playable 43 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will get a playable 30 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition by playing Planet Zoo which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 60FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results with a 23FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 34% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
132 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
71 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
145 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by Galax.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1126MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1266MHz, instead of 1178MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched. This means the Card performs better when compared to the reference NVIDIA Graphics Card but should also consume slightly more power.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 970 Galax OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
7%
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11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 2%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45% 2%
Death Stranding 37% 40%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 40%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 40%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Need For Speed Heat 43% 2%
Planet Zoo 46% 10%
Borderlands 3 34% 8%
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