GTX 970 with i7-4770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

At 1440p, GTX 970 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 970 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 970 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GTX 970 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 970 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 970 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 970 with i7-4770K  benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Price $ 445.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 64C
Max Fan Noise 47.5dB
Recommended Power Supply 498W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 65.3 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 46.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 29.1 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.1
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.3
Series GTX 970
Overall Combination Score 66/100 Good

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
62.4 FPS
2019 Anthem
40.2 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58.9 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
71.4 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
31.8 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51.5 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26.7 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
56.4 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
43.6 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63.4 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
60.9 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
47.5 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
45.9 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
49.5 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
60.4 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40.6 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
90.1 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47.5 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63.8 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
63.7 FPS
2017 For Honor
84.8 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
60.1 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
72.8 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39.1 FPS
2016 Hitman
59.2 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
69.8 FPS
2016 The Division
51.8 FPS
2016 Overwatch
99.1 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
43.9 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
93.6 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
56.2 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
51.7 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
47.5 FPS
2015 Rocket League
247.4 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
68.6 FPS
2015 Project CARS
65.7 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
75.1 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
110.7 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
82.8 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
86.6 FPS
2014 Thief
72.2 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
115.0 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
57.7 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
61.5 FPS
2013 GRID 2
126.3 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
75.9 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
79.6 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
79.9 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
169.6 FPS
2009 League of Legends
318.1 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
72.3 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.4 FPS
2019 Anthem
31.9 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45.7 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
48.1 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
24.7 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
28.7 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.7 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39.6 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28.7 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
53.5 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
39.6 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
30.7 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
34.0 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34.6 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
47.5 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26.7 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
77.2 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36.6 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
41.6 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
45.9 FPS
2017 For Honor
49.5 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
42.4 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
65.7 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
34.1 FPS
2016 Hitman
42.8 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
47.9 FPS
2016 The Division
37.8 FPS
2016 Overwatch
67.9 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
37.4 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
63.3 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37.8 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
38.3 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
31.0 FPS
2015 Rocket League
106.0 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
53.0 FPS
2015 Project CARS
50.2 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50.3 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
82.5 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
49.3 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
61.0 FPS
2014 Thief
47.7 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
74.2 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
37.1 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
37.6 FPS
2013 GRID 2
89.1 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
61.0 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
49.2 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
51.0 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
141.4 FPS
2009 League of Legends
176.7 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
45.8 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
27.7 FPS
2019 Anthem
17.3 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.3 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
23.7 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
15.5 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29.7 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17.8 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23.8 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14.9 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35.6 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
21.8 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
17.8 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
17.6 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16.6 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
24.7 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14.9 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
38.6 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
20.8 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22.2 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31.8 FPS
2017 For Honor
24.7 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
35.3 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55.1 FPS
2016 Overwatch
35.3 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
29.7 FPS
2015 Rocket League
49.5 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
35.3 FPS
2015 Project CARS
35.3 FPS
2014 Thief
40.8 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
49.7 FPS
2013 GRID 2
47.8 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
42.5 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127.2 FPS
2009 League of Legends
70.7 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
43.7 FPS

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

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