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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition run games
9 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 739 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Red Dead Redemption 2 on Ultra - 48 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which is 55 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Ghost Recon Breakpoint 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 97 FPS, Medium: 76 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. We then checked the performance on Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 32% better and can run 920 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 39% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is released on the 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 50.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

50.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 52 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

52 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 49.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 38.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 52 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

52 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 58.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 41.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 58.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 26.2 FPS on Control

Control

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 83.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

83.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 50.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

50.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 68.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

68.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 88.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

88.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 65.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

65.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 55.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 39.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 65.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

65.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 65.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 40.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 46 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

46 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 73.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

73.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 89.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

89.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 42.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 52.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 70.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

70.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 40.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 96.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

96.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 44.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 56.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 80.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

80.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 26.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 25.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

25.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 52.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

52.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 45.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

45.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 60.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

60.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 39.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 28.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 80.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

80.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 67.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 40.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

40.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 28.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 50.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 54.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 74 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

74 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 40.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 31.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

31.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 69.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 52.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 32.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

32.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 67.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

67.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 50.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 35.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 67.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 38.4 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 22.2 FPS on Control

Control

22.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 55.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

55.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 63.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

63.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 19.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 22.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 20.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 31.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

31.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 26.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 20.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 22.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

22.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 9.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

9.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 20.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 41.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

41.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 23.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 25.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 18.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

18.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 26.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 22.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 25.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 41.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 19.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 16.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

16.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 24.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 30.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 14.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

14.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 22.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

22.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 38.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 19.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 33.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

33.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 17.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

17.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 11.1 FPS on Control

Control

11.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 29.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition gets 35.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

35.6 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
144 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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1380 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 30 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by Zotac.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1228MHz, instead of 1050MHz and goes up to 1380MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1800MHz and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 47% 2%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 55%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 35%
FIFA 20 62% 48%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 2%
The Outer Worlds 72% 18%
Borderlands 3 37% 4%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 79% 8%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 35%
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