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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 447 games in todays list.

A GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 31 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Dying Light 2 which is 25 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Days Gone performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 47 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition at 1440p with Resident Evil 8, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. We then checked out Dying Light 2 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. And another popular game was Days Gone that returned L: 94FPS, M: 74FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition running at 1440p is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 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 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 975 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 62% better performance as well. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 54% better performance and can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition was released on 18 Jan 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-200-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
138 GTexel/s
ROPs
56
Pixel Rate
74 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
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1792
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
145 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
4.4
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GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 970 4GB, created by KFA2.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1178MHz, instead of 1050MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1329MHz, instead of 1178MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Silence Extreme technology switches to single fan cooling at idle for almost noiseless operation & Dispersion Fan Blade design to maximizes downwards airflow.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

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