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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
4 Apr 2021 - 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 2021. 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 103 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 Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 115 FPS, Medium: 90 FPS, High: 61 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Outriders returns a playable 27 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition by playing Cyberpunk 2077 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 tested with this card was Outriders and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 20 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get weak results with a 16FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

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? We think this GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

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 789 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 733 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition was 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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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
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Graphics Card
30%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 59%
Outriders 60% 47%
Resident Evil 8 26% 47%
Far Cry 6 0% 64%
It Takes Two 62% 2%
Valheim 43% 13%
Monster Hunter Rise 66% 1%
Total War: Rome Remastered 96% 80%
Battlefield 6 34% 47%
GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition Extras
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