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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

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 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 380 games in todays list.

The GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Dying Light 2 at 1080p of 21 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Days Gone which we saw got playable frame rates of 44 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 27 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Dying Light 2 to see how the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 41 FPS, Medium: 33 FPS, High: 22 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Next we looked at Days Gone which was playable with a 33 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Resident Evil 8 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 20. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition PC gaming is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play 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? 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? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 PNY 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
38
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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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