NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with Core i7-4770K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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Title
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Price
$329
Release Year
2014
Series
GTX 970
Maximum Temperature
64 C
Max Noise Level
47.5 dB
Minimum Power Supply
498W
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Bottleneck FPS Loss
0 FPS
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
71.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
49.8 FPS
Average 4K Performance
31.8 FPS
Memory
4 GB
Overall (GPU + CPU + Settings) Score
71/100

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
65 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
80 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
61.5 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
57 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
64 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
48 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
44 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
91 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
92 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
48 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39.5 FPS
2016 Hitman
59.8 FPS
2016 Overwatch
143 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
70.5 FPS
2016 The Division
52.3 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
94.5 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
56.8 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
52.2 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
48 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
75.9 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
111.8 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
83.6 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
87.5 FPS
2014 Thief
72.9 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
80.7 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
116.2 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
58.3 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
91.7 FPS
2013 GRID 2
127.6 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
76.7 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
80.4 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
73 FPS

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
46 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
55 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
40 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
40 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
54 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
31 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
29 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
38 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
78 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
60 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
37 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
34.4 FPS
2016 Hitman
43.2 FPS
2016 Overwatch
98 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
48.4 FPS
2016 The Division
38.2 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
63.9 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38.2 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
38.7 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
31.3 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50.8 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
83.3 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
49.8 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
61.6 FPS
2014 Thief
48.2 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
51.5 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
75 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
37.5 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
57.3 FPS
2013 GRID 2
90 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
61.6 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
49.7 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
46.3 FPS

3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
26 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
22 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
36 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
18 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
15 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
39 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
32 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
21 FPS
2016 Overwatch
51 FPS
2014 Thief
41.2 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
50.2 FPS
2013 GRID 2
48.3 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
42.9 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
44.1 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: Which one should I buy a GTX 970 vs or gtx1060?

    Answer: As others have said, the 1060 is faster than a 970 and it has more VRAM. Whether you can get one at a reasonable price is another question. I would personally avoid the 3GB model 1060 since some games like Rise of the Tomb Raider have a pretty massive drop in performance due to lack of VRAM. The 6GB models that are available on Amazon right now are going for about 0. Depending on how much you can find a 970 for it might be the better buy.




  • Question: 970 for 0 and 10603gb for 0.
    BTW my country isnt affected by the mining craze

    Answer: The only way to completely remove screen tear without vsync is using Gsync or Freesync because screen tear still happen even when the frame rate is below refresh rates. Screen tear is always the trade off if you want the lowest input lag. At least that's how it was with current mainstream monitors. The old school solution is the best: CRT monitors.

  • Question: I can't decide on what I should buy right now. I have options of GTX 970s for 0, a 1060 6gb mini for 0, or a 1070 for 0. They are all used but in good working conditions. My current cpu is a FX 8350 and gpu is an old radeon 7850. I'm mostly trying to play PUBG in 1080p now without as much stuttering and I plan on doing a new build in a year. What do you think my best options are?

    Answer: When faced with a price vs. performance choice, I try to buy the better performance.
    In your case, the GTX1070 seems like a good deal.
    You may savor the sweetness of a 0-0 savings from a lesser card for a short time.
    But, you will forever wonder if you should have bought the better card up front.

    Regardless, you are likely to be cpu limited in some form with the FX-8350 using a high end graphics card.

  • Question: Im picking a graphics card and the 1060 3gb has just been released and its cheaper than the 970.
    i'd like to play - GTA V, Fallout 4 and Rust maxed out or close to with around 60ish fps (i know i'm asking alot)
    I'm aware that the higher the texture quality the more Vram is required but it seems like from what ive seen the 970 can handle maxing out those games fine and the difference between the two cards is only 512mb seen as the 970 is crippled + 780's are 3gb and i know a guy running gta v on full with a 780 but i'd like to see what you guys think is best.
    cheers.

    Answer: You should be set then. Enjoy! :)

  • Question: Hy Guys

    I look to upgrade a PC with either a GTX 970 or a GTX 1060 3Gb.
    The 6Gb isn´t an option because the crypto-mining craze bumped them up to 300+ in my country while both said cards are available for around 200$.

    So which one would you recommend me more for 1080p Gaming?

    Answer: The 970 vs the 1060 3gb is like the older and RX 480 vs RX 570.

    On paper they perform similarly but on a physical hardware level both of those 2 cards are actually stronger.

    There are points where the 970 will win outright , there are points where the 1060 3gb will win by an similar margin.

    I'd still take a 970 personally ifbits of a similar standard model .
    970s are generally immensely overclockable , the 1069 3gb models not so much.

Compare against Competitors

GTX 970 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberPG401
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP148 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1178 MHz
GPU Clock1050 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900
Launch Price329 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateSep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

CUDA5.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size398 mm²
GPU NameGM204
GPU VariantGM204-200-A1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,200 million

Memory

Bandwidth224.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

ROPs56
SMM Count13
Shading Units1664
TMUs104

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance3,920 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance122.5 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate65.97 GPixel/s
Texture Rate122.5 GTexel/s