Nvidia GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 238 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Battlefield 2042 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 22 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a good 60 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB by playing Battlefield 2042 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was FIFA 22 and that was reasonable. This graphics card delivered 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Days Gone which gets weak results with a 21FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB PC gaming is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB 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 970MX 3GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q which is 90% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 805 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
The GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB was released on 01 Jun 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB
Maxwell GM204
Texture Rate
91 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
58 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
924 MHz
Boost Clock
1038 MHz
Max Power
75 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM204-??? which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU.
It has 11 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 1408 Shader Processing Units, 88 TMUs and 56 ROPs.

The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 192-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 3GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it may only be used on Large Notebooks.

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System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 970MX 3GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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