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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 451 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 71 FPS, Medium: 56 FPS, High: 38 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Days Gone returns a reasonable 48 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Dying Light 2 to predict how the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 54 FPS, Medium: 43 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we looked at Days Gone which was playable with a 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Forza Horizon 5 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 40. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

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? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 58% more powerful and can run 976 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 50% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Zotac AMP! Extreme Core 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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)
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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
4.5
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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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