GTX 970 benchmark with Core i7-10700K 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Medium Quality

It appears that the GTX 970 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 970 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 970 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 970 benchmark with Core i7-10700K 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Medium Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Price $ 449.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 64C
Max Fan Noise 47.5dB
Recommended Power Supply 498W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-10700K ($409.12)
CPU Impact on FPS + 5.3 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % + 10.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 158.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 121.7 FPS
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 107.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 81.0 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.8
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.2
Series GTX 970
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Overall Combination Score 83/100 Excellent

The GTX 980 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Maxwell 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 970 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 329. NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Maxwell 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 970, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 970 is much more cheaper than the GTX 770 as it costs $ 329. Compare this to the GTX 770, which came originally at a price of $ 399. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the R9 290X which costs $ 549. The GTX 970 has 4 GB RAM compared to the GTX 770 's 2 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 970 blows past the GTX 770 and, amazingly, even the GTX 780 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 970 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 770, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Battlefield V, Fallout 76, World War Z, Apex Legends, Forza Horizon 4 at 60 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Valorant at 96 fps to 96 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 96 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 84 fps to 84 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 84 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti $ 649
104.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
102.9 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
102.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
100.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
98.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
93.7 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
91.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
91.5 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
89.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
87.7 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
79.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
76.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
79.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
73.4 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
59.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
59.1 FPS

The GTX 970 sits between the RX 570 and the RX 470, falling slower than RX 570 by 1.5% and faster than RX 470 by 2.2%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 570. In addition, the GTX 970 was also faster than the GTX 770 by a good margin.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti $ 649
205.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
168.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
163.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
159.8 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
159.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
156.8 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
160.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
150.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
138.6 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
130.8 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
128.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
128.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
114.8 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
109.8 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
106.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
104.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
100.1 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
100.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
98.4 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
98.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
98.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
93.7 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
87.1 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
86.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
83.5 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
80.3 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
67.3 FPS

The GTX 970 sits between the GTX 1060 3GB and the R9 Nano, falling slower than GTX 1060 3GB by 4% and faster than R9 Nano by 0.5%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 970 has to offer as it averages 160.13747993889 fps. The GTX 970 averaged 160.13747993889 fps in , topping the R9 290X by a good margin. In addition, the GTX 970 was also faster than the GTX 770 by a good margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 960 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 970.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti $ 649
155.7 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
153.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
136.7 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
136.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
132.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
128.9 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
128.9 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
126.9 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
124.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
120.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
118.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
113.5 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
118.9 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
99.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
82.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
76.0 FPS

The GTX 970 sits between the GTX 1060 3GB and the GTX 780 Ti, falling slower than GTX 1060 3GB by 1.5% and faster than GTX 780 Ti by 12%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 3GB. In addition, the GTX 970 was also faster than the GTX 770 by a good margin.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti $ 649
159.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
144.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
140.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
130.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
129.3 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
126.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
124.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
122.9 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
120.9 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
127.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
118.9 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
110.7 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
110.7 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
110.7 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
106.5 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
106.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
103.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
98.0 FPS
2011 AMD Radeon HD 7970 $ 549
87.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
87.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
87.1 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
87.1 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
84.8 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
84.8 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
82.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
77.1 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
74.4 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7850 $ 249
61.6 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 $ 229
42.6 FPS

The GTX 970 sits between the R9 285 and the R9 390, falling slower than R9 285 by 0.8% and faster than R9 390 by 0.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 285. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 970 has to offer as it averages 127.28360312158 fps. The GTX 970 averaged 127.28360312158 fps in , topping the R9 290X by a good margin. In addition, the GTX 970 was also faster than the GTX 770 by a good margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 960 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 970.

Battlefield V (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti $ 649
205.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
204.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X $ 649
191.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 FURY $ 549
186.3 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
168.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
164.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
164.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
160.1 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
153.8 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 $ 400
153.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
153.6 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
148.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
154.2 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
125.7 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
114.8 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
95.8 FPS

The GTX 970 sits between the RX 470 and the GTX 780 Ti, falling slower than RX 470 by 2.1% and faster than GTX 780 Ti by 15.5%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 470. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 970 has to offer as it averages 154.20764340761 fps. In addition, the GTX 970 was also faster than the GTX 770 by a good margin.

Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
72
80.1
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
50
56.4
2020 Valorant
231
257.7
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
111
124.3
2020 Death Stranding
125
139.4
2020 Marvel's Avengers
88
98.6
2020 Godfall
122
136.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
72
80.1
2019 Apex Legends
142
158.1
2019 Anthem
100
111.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
135
151.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
158
175.7
2019 Metro Exodus
82
92.1
2019 World War Z
139
155.3
2019 Gears of War 5
113
125.9
2019 F1 2019
135
150.6
2019 GreedFall
124
138.6
2019 Borderlands 3
93
104.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
158
175.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
73
81.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
106
118.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122
135.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
71
79.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
131
145.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
106
118.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
144
160.1
2018 Fallout 76
139
155.1
2018 Hitman 2
114
127.3
2018 Just Cause 4
111
123.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
118
131.6
2018 Strange Brigade
164
183.1
2018 Battlefield V
138
154.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
101
112.3
2017 Destiny 2
189
210.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
114
127.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
144
160.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
144
160.7
2017 For Honor
180
200.9
2017 Project CARS 2
138
153.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
160
178.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
98
109.0
2016 Hitman
136
151.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
155
172.7
2016 The Division
122
136.5
2016 Overwatch
203
226.4
2016 Dishonored 2
107
119.7
2015 DiRT Rally
195
216.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
130
145.5
2015 The Witcher 3
122
136.3
2015 Total War: Attila
114
127.3
2015 Rocket League
398
443.2
2015 Need For Speed
153
170.3
2015 Project CARS
148
164.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
237
264.1
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
164
182.8
2014 GRID Autosport
221
246.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
177
197.2
2014 The Talos Principle
183
204.1
2014 Thief
159
177.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
228
253.6
2013 Company of Heroes 2
133
148.6
2013 Crysis 3
140
156.3
2013 GRID 2
244
272.0
2013 Metro: Last Light
165
184.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
172
191.3
2013 Battlefield 4
172
191.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
304
338.4
2009 League of Legends
474
526.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
159
177.5

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
55
69.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
39
49.1
2020 Valorant
171
214.8
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
79
99.1
2020 Death Stranding
88
110.4
2020 Marvel's Avengers
58
72.5
2020 Godfall
76
95.8
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
58
73.4
2019 Apex Legends
97
121.3
2019 Anthem
71
89.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
95
119.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
99
124.9
2019 Metro Exodus
58
72.7
2019 World War Z
93
117.4
2019 Gears of War 5
75
94.1
2019 F1 2019
88
111.1
2019 GreedFall
82
103.7
2019 Borderlands 3
60
76.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
105
131.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
53
67.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
75
94.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
82.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
60
75.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
85
106.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
65
82.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
108
135.9
2018 Fallout 76
85
106.9
2018 Hitman 2
69
86.9
2018 Just Cause 4
75
94.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
76
95.8
2018 Strange Brigade
107
134.0
2018 Battlefield V
98
123.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
62
77.6
2017 Destiny 2
145
181.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80
100.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
88
111.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
96
120.3
2017 For Honor
102
127.7
2017 Project CARS 2
90
112.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
127
160.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
75
94.5
2016 Hitman
90
113.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
99
124.5
2016 The Division
82
102.9
2016 Overwatch
131
164.2
2016 Dishonored 2
81
102.0
2015 DiRT Rally
124
155.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
82
102.9
2015 The Witcher 3
83
104.0
2015 Total War: Attila
70
87.5
2015 Rocket League
185
231.7
2015 Need For Speed
107
135.0
2015 Project CARS
103
129.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
147
183.8
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
103
129.5
2014 GRID Autosport
152
191.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
101
127.3
2014 The Talos Principle
120
150.8
2014 Thief
99
124.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
140
175.9
2013 Company of Heroes 2
81
101.4
2013 Crysis 3
81
102.5
2013 GRID 2
162
202.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
120
150.8
2013 Total War: Rome 2
101
127.1
2013 Battlefield 4
104
130.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
230
287.9
2009 League of Legends
271
339.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
96
120.1

Resolution 3440x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
80
106.5
2019 Anthem
57
76.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
77
101.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
78
103.7
2019 Metro Exodus
49
64.7
2019 World War Z
77
101.8
2019 Gears of War 5
63
83.9
2019 F1 2019
75
99.5
2019 GreedFall
62
82.1
2019 Borderlands 3
48
63.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
87
115.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
45
60.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
63
83.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
66
87.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
52
69.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
71
93.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52
69.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
94
123.7
2018 Fallout 76
69
91.3
2018 Hitman 2
57
75.3
2018 Just Cause 4
60
79.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
60
79.0
2018 Strange Brigade
87
114.6
2018 Battlefield V
79
104.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
50
66.6
2017 Destiny 2
115
152.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
65
86.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
94.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84
110.9
2017 For Honor
81
106.7
2017 Project CARS 2
84
110.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
119
157.4
2016 Overwatch
105
138.8
2016 Dishonored 2
74
98.4
2015 Rocket League
145
191.7
2015 Need For Speed
93
122.7
2015 Project CARS
90
119.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
115
151.4
2014 Thief
93
122.9
2013 Bioshock Infinite
121
160.5
2013 GRID 2
131
173.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
96
126.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
220
290.4
2009 League of Legends
207
273.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
94
124.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
34
49.6
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
27
39.9
2020 Valorant
134
191.7
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
41
58.9
2020 Death Stranding
51
73.2
2020 Marvel's Avengers
29
42.0
2020 Godfall
36
51.6
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
35
51.4
2019 Apex Legends
55
79.4
2019 Anthem
37
53.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
49
71.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
48
69.7
2019 Metro Exodus
34
49.1
2019 World War Z
52
74.4
2019 Gears of War 5
44
64.2
2019 F1 2019
53
76.2
2019 GreedFall
34
49.6
2019 Borderlands 3
30
43.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
60
86.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
32
46.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
44
64.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
58
83.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
38
55.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
69.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
47.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
97.3
2018 Fallout 76
45
65.2
2018 Hitman 2
38
55.2
2018 Just Cause 4
38
54.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
36
51.9
2018 Strange Brigade
57
81.5
2018 Battlefield V
50
72.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33
47.5
2017 Destiny 2
72
104.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
62.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
66.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
62
88.8
2017 For Honor
50
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
67
96.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
96
138.3
2016 Overwatch
67
96.7
2016 Dishonored 2
58
83.9
2015 Rocket League
88
127.1
2015 Need For Speed
67
96.7
2015 Project CARS
67
96.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
69
99.1
2014 Thief
76
108.8
2013 Bioshock Infinite
89
127.5
2013 GRID 2
86
123.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
78
112.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
185
264.4
2009 League of Legends
117
168.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
80
115.0
GTX 970 with Core i7-10700K at 1080p and Medium Quality settings
GTX 970 with Core i7-10700K at 1440p and Medium Quality settings
GTX 970 with Core i7-10700K at 4K and Medium Quality settings

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GTX 970 Specifications

GTX 970 Board Design

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

GTX 970 Clock Speeds

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

GTX 970 Graphics Card

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

GTX 970 Graphics Features

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

GTX 970 Graphics Processor

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

GTX 970 Memory

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

GTX 970 Render Config

ROPs56
SMM Count13
Shading Units1664
TMUs104

GTX 970 Theoretical Performance

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

Critics Reviews

Conclusion The first thing to note about the GTX 970 launch in general is that it is a highly competitive one. While most GTX 780 and R9 290X cards still retails for at least £330 or so (and some ...
The GTX 1070’s stock speed of 1,506MHz is miles ahead of the older card’s 1,050MHz core, and the GTX 1070’s 8GB of GDDR5 rattles along at 8,000MHz – but the GTX 970’s 4GB allocation is ...
At half the price of a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 970 can tempt you into buy a pair of them. With Ultra HD monitors dropping below the 0 mark, a playable Ultra HD gaming PC under 00 suddenly sounds realistic. Here's why spending 3 grand on a GTX TITAN-Z was a bad idea.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 specs. The GTX 970 is pared back from the 980 in many ways - core count drops down from 2048 to 1664, while max boost clocks are diminished 1216MHz to 1178MHz.
In a worst case scenario, the GTX 970 will be 19% slower than the GTX 980, but we are willing to bet it'll be quicker than that. Nvidia's pricing scheme for these new Maxwell GPUs already seems off.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 are somewhat similar. The cards share the same 4GB frame buffer and GM204 GPU, but the GTX 970’s GPU is clocked a bit lower and features fewer active SMs ...
Verdict. If you've skipped to the last page to see our conclusion, I'm not going to waste your time: both the 0 GeForce GTX 970 and 0 GeForce GTX 980 represent tremendous, earth shattering ...
The GeForce GTX 970 is one of Nvidia's two latest top-end GPUs, bringing excellent value as a high-end Maxwell-based graphics card. Along with 13 SMMs (equating to 1,664 CUDA cores), it packs the ...
Nvidia shows us what second-gen Maxwell architecture can do with its new GM204 chip and the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cards that wield it.
The GTX 970 core operates at 1051MHz with a boost clock of 1178MHz, just 3% slower than the GTX 980. The really good news comes when looking at the memory sub-system, which has gone completely ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 v AMD Radeon RX 480 – Specs and technology. AMD has made the unusual decision to debut its Polaris architecture with this mid-range card. There’s a lot to like about the ...
The GeForce GTX 970 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 graphics processor, in its GM204-200-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.
Compared to the GTX 770 that the GTX 970 replaces, this is a welcome and much needed upgrade from what has been the 2GB VRAM standard that NVIDIA has held to for the last two and a half years.

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Agustín 1 year ago
No estoy de acuerdo con sus benchmarks, yo tengo una gtx 970 y con un i5-3330 un procesador bastante viejo, y que el ryzen lo supera en muchos aspectos, el the withcer 3 lo jugaba en ultra entre 55-60 fps, csgo a unos 250 fps, rocket lo tengo limitado pero fácil 200 fps llega, no estoy totalmente de acuerdo con sus benchmarks
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