GTX 970 with Core i7-4770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Price $ 420 4/5 Very Good
Year 2014 3/5 Good
Series GTX 970
Maximum Recorded Temperature 64C 5/5 Excellent
Max Fan Noise 48dB 4/5 Very Good
Recommended Power Supply 498W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 69 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 48 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 4K Performance 30 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 4 GB 4/5 Very Good
Overall Combination Score 66/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Year Game Frames Per Second
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39 FPS
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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
Release DateSep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
Shader Model6.1

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

SMM Count13
Shading Units1664

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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