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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
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

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? We think this GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 37% more powerful and can run 759 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 47% more powerful and can run 898 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.00
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
26%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Battlefield 2042 28% 49%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 54%
Resident Evil 8 28% 43%
Far Cry 6 3% 59%
New World 41% 3%
The Ascent 52% 92%
Back 4 Blood 36% 43%
Forza Horizon 5 42% 14%
Star Citizen 4% 4%
FIFA 22 60% 45%
GeForce GTX 970 MSI OC 4GB Edition Extras
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