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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
12 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 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. GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

How well will the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 263 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition can run Resident Evil 8 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 6 is predicted to return a playable 37 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 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. We then checked the performance on Battlefield 6 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 28 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 33% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 762 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 42% better and can meet 900 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition is released on 18 Jan 2016

GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
1664
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
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5.7
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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GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
23%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
New World 42% 6%
Resident Evil 8 30% 39%
Battlefield 2042 38% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 50%
Far Cry 6 6% 54%
FIFA 22 61% 46%
Forza Horizon 5 43% 16%
Battlefield 6 38% 39%
Dying Light 2 6% 45%
Star Citizen 6% 6%
GeForce GTX 970 KFA2 EXOC Sniper 4GB Edition Extras
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