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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition, Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 472 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 864 at recommended requirement.

The performance of these hardware components is best displayed in relation to the current most popular game, Microsoft Flight Simulator. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 53 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Microsoft Flight Simulator then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 106 FPS or the Medium returning 83 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 56 FPS and then Ultra gets 40 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 79 FPS, Medium setting: 62 FPS, High setting: 42 FPS, Ultra setting: 30 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Horizon: Zero Dawn - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 4GB Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 46 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Horizon: Zero Dawn then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 93 FPS or the Medium returning 73 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 49 FPS and then Ultra gets 35 FPS.

CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
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