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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 391.

A GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 29 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Days Gone which is 45 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Star Citizen is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 52 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition ran Resident Evil 8 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Another game tested was Days Gone, L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 104FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 55FPS, U: 39FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 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 MSI OC 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 MSI OC 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$329
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1076 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 970, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1076MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1178MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 970.

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