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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 473 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Watch Dogs Legion on Ultra - 48 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Microsoft Flight Simulator which is 54 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Baldurs Gate 3 performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 48 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Watch Dogs Legion and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. We then checked the performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 825 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 31% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 927 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 40% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
142 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
77 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
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
160 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
1x 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 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1216MHz, instead of 1050MHz and goes up to 1367MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
13%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 4%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 4%
Genshin Impact 71% 5%
eFootball PES 2021 52% 47%
FIFA 21 62% 47%
Watch Dogs Legion 9% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 6%
Marvel's Avengers 52% 1%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 55% 50%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 7%
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA FTW+ ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Extras
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