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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 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 is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. 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 graphics hardware can run 250 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 59 FPS, Medium: 50 FPS, High: 44 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Watch Dogs Legion is predicted to return a playable 44 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition by researching Assassins Creed: Valhalla leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 45FPS, M: 38FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Watch Dogs Legion and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 33 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Genshin Impact which gets playable results with a 33FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 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 PNY 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 41% better and can run 823 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, which is 22% more powerful and can run 774 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 PNY 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
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GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


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 PNY 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
22%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 12%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 3%
Watch Dogs Legion 2% 9%
Genshin Impact 68% 13%
FIFA 21 59% 43%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 42% 15%
eFootball PES 2021 48% 43%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 0%
Marvel's Avengers 48% 7%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 51% 62%
GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition Extras
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