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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 382 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition can run Mafia: Definitive Edition at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to return a reasonable 46 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

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 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Mafia: Definitive Edition and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 44 FPS, Medium: 35 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. We then checked the performance on Cyberpunk 2077 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition, this 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 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo 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 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 821 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 36% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 924 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 45% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition is released on 05 May 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
69 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1088 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 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 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1088MHz, instead of 1051MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1228MHz, instead of 1178MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 4% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 970.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 970 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
17%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 8%
Watch Dogs Legion 6% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 37% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 4%
Genshin Impact 69% 9%
FIFA 21 60% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 4%
eFootball PES 2021 50% 45%
Ghostrunner 38% 4%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 16% 3%
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