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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition

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

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 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. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 447 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Battlefield 2042 at 1080p of 14 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Dying Light 2 which we predict will get playable frame rates of 26 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular FIFA 22, which was getting 83 FPS under tests.

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 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition ran Battlefield 2042 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 28 FPS, Medium: 22 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Another game researched was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 51FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on FIFA 22, which returned L: 166FPS, M: 131FPS, H: 88FPS, U: 63FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 61% better and can run 972 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 53% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
140 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
75 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
1775MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
227.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
148 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
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GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1051MHz while the Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, instead of 1178MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1775MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
The WINDFORCE 3X cooling system features four 6mm and two 8mm composite heat-pipes, special fin architecture, unique blade fan design and GIGABYTE "Triangle Cool" technology, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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