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

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 449 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a playable result of 26 FPS, and then we are seeing Star Citizen predicted to return a reasonable 51 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is predicted to get 54 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Star Citizen to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Another game researched was Back 4 Blood with predictions of L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 51FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 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 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 61% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 53% better performance and can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 08 Jan 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
140 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
75 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
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
145 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
4.4
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GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC ACX+ 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA SSC 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 1190MHz, instead of 1050MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Cooling Solution
The new EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET and Memory temperatures and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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