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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition, Core i5-4460 3.2GHz, 8GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-4460 3.2GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 189 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-4460 3.2GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 688 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 48 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Red Dead Redemption 2 then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 96 FPS or the Medium returning 75 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 51 FPS and then Ultra gets 36 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 116 FPS, Medium setting: 92 FPS, High setting: 62 FPS, Ultra setting: 44 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, if you are looking to play Halo: Reach in Ultra then you have come with the right graphics card. The GeForce GTX 970 Galax HOF 4GB Edition can chew through the graphical performance needs of the game with relative ease. 1080p Ultra will return 139 frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 106 FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 63 FPS in Ultra as well.

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