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

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX 970M is simply ridiculous. For the most part, the GTX 970M is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 970M 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GTX 970M 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 970M and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 970M can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 970M with i7-4770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Price $ 1,249.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 64C
Max Fan Noise 47.5dB
Recommended Power Supply 95W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99) *closest mobile equivalent*
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 45.1 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 31.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 19.9 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 27.7
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 39.2
4K Cost Per Frame $ 62.8
Series GTX 970M
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Overall Combination Score 37/100 Weak

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
28.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
27.5 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
25.5 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
24.5 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
24.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
24.5 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile $ 1,275
23.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
22.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
19.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
18.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
18.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
18.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
17.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
14.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
14.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
13.8 FPS

The GTX 970M sits between the RX 470 Mobile and the GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, falling slower than RX 470 Mobile by 0% and faster than GTX 1050 Ti Mobile by 7.1%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 470 Mobile.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
59.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
52.7 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
47.7 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
44.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
43.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
38.2 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 M290X $ 1,209
37.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
36.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
31.6 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M $ 1,162
28.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
28.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
26.7 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M380 $ 1,074
26.6 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M $ 1,066
26.6 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M $ 1,083
25.9 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M $ 1,058
24.5 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX $ 1,058
24.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M $ 1,036
22.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
21.3 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 710
21.2 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 701
21.2 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X $ 1,070
20.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X 2GB $ 1,070
19.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M $ 987
16.4 FPS

The GTX 970M sits between the GTX 970M 6GB and the Pro WX 7100 Mobile, falling slower than GTX 970M 6GB by 3% and faster than Pro WX 7100 Mobile by 12.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. The GTX 970M averaged 43.1 fps in , topping the R9 M290X by a good margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
45.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
40.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
39.8 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile $ 1,275
37.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
36.4 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
36.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
36.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
36.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
35.1 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
33.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
30.5 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
29.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
27.0 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
25.5 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
25.4 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
19.0 FPS

The GTX 970M sits between the GTX 970M 6GB and the GTX 1050 Mobile, falling slower than GTX 970M 6GB by 3% and faster than GTX 1050 Mobile by 9.6%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
44.4 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
39.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
35.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
34.8 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
33.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
32.3 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 710
31.4 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 701
31.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 M290X $ 1,209
30.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
30.1 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M $ 1,162
30.1 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
28.7 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M $ 1,036
27.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
23.5 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7970M $ 1,079
22.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M380 $ 1,074
22.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M $ 1,083
22.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M $ 1,058
21.7 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX $ 1,058
21.7 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M $ 1,066
21.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
21.2 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X $ 1,070
21.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X 2GB $ 1,070
20.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
19.9 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
18.5 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7850M $ 964
14.7 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M $ 987
9.5 FPS

The GTX 970M sits between the GTX 970M 6GB and the Radeon R5, falling slower than GTX 970M 6GB by 2.8% and faster than Radeon R5 by 2.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 970M 6GB. It is a close call between the GTX 970M and its rival R9 M290X by a small margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
65.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
58.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
52.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
51.3 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
49.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile $ 1,275
45.5 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
43.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
42.3 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
41.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
38.2 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
32.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
30.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
25.2 FPS

The GTX 970M sits between the GTX 970M 6GB and the GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, falling slower than GTX 970M 6GB by 2.9% and faster than GTX 1050 Ti Mobile by 7.6%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 970M 6GB.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
38
42.4
2019 Anthem
24
27.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
40.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
43
48.6
2019 Metro Exodus
19
21.6
2019 World War Z
37
41.5
2019 Gears of War 5
29
32.7
2019 F1 2019
36
41.0
2019 GreedFall
33
36.9
2019 Borderlands 3
23
25.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
49.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31
35.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
18.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34
38.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
29.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
43.1
2018 Fallout 76
37
41.4
2018 Hitman 2
29
32.3
2018 Just Cause 4
28
31.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30
33.7
2018 Strange Brigade
47
52.6
2018 Battlefield V
36
41.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
27.6
2017 Destiny 2
55
61.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
32.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
43.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
43.3
2017 For Honor
51
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
36
40.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
44
49.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
23
26.6
2016 Hitman
36
40.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
42
47.5
2016 The Division
31
35.2
2016 Overwatch
60
67.4
2016 Dishonored 2
26
29.9
2015 DiRT Rally
57
63.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34
38.2
2015 The Witcher 3
31
35.2
2015 Total War: Attila
29
32.3
2015 Rocket League
151
168.2
2015 Need For Speed
41
46.6
2015 Project CARS
40
44.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
74
82.6
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
45
51.1
2014 GRID Autosport
67
75.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
50
56.3
2014 The Talos Principle
53
58.9
2014 Thief
44
49.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
70
78.2
2013 Company of Heroes 2
35
39.2
2013 Crysis 3
37
41.8
2013 GRID 2
77
85.9
2013 Metro: Last Light
46
51.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
48
54.1
2013 Battlefield 4
48
54.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
115.3
2009 League of Legends
194
216.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
44
49.2

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
31.6
2019 Anthem
17
21.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
31.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
32.7
2019 Metro Exodus
13
16.8
2019 World War Z
24
30.3
2019 Gears of War 5
18
23.7
2019 F1 2019
23
29.0
2019 GreedFall
21
26.7
2019 Borderlands 3
14
18.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
28
35.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15
19.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
14
17.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21
26.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
15
19.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
36.4
2018 Fallout 76
21
26.9
2018 Hitman 2
16
20.9
2018 Just Cause 4
18
23.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
23.5
2018 Strange Brigade
29
36.7
2018 Battlefield V
25
32.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
18.2
2017 Destiny 2
42
52.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
24.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
28.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24
31.2
2017 For Honor
26
33.7
2017 Project CARS 2
23
28.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
44.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
18
23.2
2016 Hitman
23
29.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
26
32.6
2016 The Division
20
25.7
2016 Overwatch
36
46.2
2016 Dishonored 2
20
25.4
2015 DiRT Rally
34
43.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
25.7
2015 The Witcher 3
20
26.0
2015 Total War: Attila
16
21.1
2015 Rocket League
57
72.1
2015 Need For Speed
28
36.0
2015 Project CARS
27
34.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
42
53.4
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
27
34.2
2014 GRID Autosport
44
56.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
26
33.5
2014 The Talos Principle
33
41.5
2014 Thief
25
32.4
2013 Bioshock Infinite
40
50.5
2013 Company of Heroes 2
20
25.2
2013 Crysis 3
20
25.6
2013 GRID 2
48
60.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
33
41.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
26
33.5
2013 Battlefield 4
27
34.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
76
96.2
2009 League of Legends
96
120.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
24
31.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13
18.8
2019 Anthem
8
11.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
11
16.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
11
16.1
2019 Metro Exodus
7
10.5
2019 World War Z
12
17.4
2019 Gears of War 5
10
15.0
2019 F1 2019
12
18.5
2019 GreedFall
7
11.0
2019 Borderlands 3
6
9.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
15
21.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
14
20.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
8
12.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
11
16.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
10.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
16
24.2
2018 Fallout 76
10
14.8
2018 Hitman 2
8
12.1
2018 Just Cause 4
8
12.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
11.3
2018 Strange Brigade
14
20.0
2018 Battlefield V
11
16.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
7
10.1
2017 Destiny 2
18
26.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
14.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
10
15.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
21.6
2017 For Honor
11
16.8
2017 Project CARS 2
16
24.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
26
37.5
2016 Overwatch
16
24.0
2016 Dishonored 2
14
20.2
2015 Rocket League
23
33.7
2015 Need For Speed
16
24.0
2015 Project CARS
16
24.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
17
24.8
2014 Thief
19
27.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
23
33.8
2013 GRID 2
22
32.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
20
28.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
60
86.5
2009 League of Legends
33
48.1
2008 Crysis: Warhead
20
29.7
GTX 970M with i7-4770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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GTX 970M Specifications

GTX 970M Board Design

Board NumberP2754 SKU 2 / 5
OutputsNo outputs
Power ConnectorsNone
Slot WidthMXM Module
TDPunknown

GTX 970M Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1038 MHz
GPU Clock924 MHz
Memory Clock1253 MHz 5012 MHz effective

GTX 970M Graphics Card

Bus InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
GenerationGeForce 900M
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 7th, 2014
Reviews1 in our database

GTX 970M Graphics Features

CUDA5.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.4
Vulkan1.1.103

GTX 970M Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size398 mm²
FoundryTSMC
GPU NameGM204
GPU VariantN16E-GT-A2
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,200 million

GTX 970M Memory

Bandwidth120.3 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size6 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 970M Render Config

L1 Cache48 KB (per SMM)
L2 Cache1536 KB
ROPs48
SMM Count10
Shading Units1280
TMUs80

GTX 970M Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2.657 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance83.04 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate83.04 GTexel/s

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