Average Bench: 63.9% (28th of 540)

Based on 143,101 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 13C2 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Above average average bench

The Nvidia GTX 970 averaged 36.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 151fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 200fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 970 is 20.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 970 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 177fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 186fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 143,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
156 Lighting 200 230
148 Reflection 177 198
163 Parallax 197 224
59.7% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
138 MRender 151 164
161 Gravity 186 208
115 Splatting 127 143
75.5% 155 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1481 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 215
Reflection 184
Parallax 225
66% 208 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 197
Splatting 131
79% 162 fps
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1591 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.89
Lighting 210
Reflection 198
Parallax 209
63% 205 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 198
Splatting 138
79% 164 fps
MaxC: 1506 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.89
Lighting 201
Reflection 178
Parallax 217
62% 199 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 188
Splatting 125
77% 156 fps
Zotac(19DA 2370) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1493 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 197
Reflection 186
Parallax 218
62% 200 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 190
Splatting 128
76% 157 fps
MaxC: 1531 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 208
Reflection 177
Parallax 193
61% 193 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 188
Splatting 126
76% 155 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 204
Reflection 178
Parallax 197
60% 193 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 190
Splatting 122
75% 154 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.89
Lighting 202
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
60% 190 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 184
Splatting 116
73% 150 fps
Asus(1043 851A) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 195
Reflection 177
Parallax 197
59% 190 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 184
Splatting 123
77% 154 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Lighting 189
Reflection 176
Parallax 193
57% 186 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 178
Splatting 125
76% 152 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,477,286 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 143,101 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3160) 24% 66% ± 7%
MSI GTX 970 4GB Gaming
GTX 970 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8508) 19% 61% ± 10%
ASUS GTX 970 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX970-DC20C-4GD5
EVGA(3842 2974) 8% 64% ± 8%
EVGA GTX 970 4GB Super Clocked ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2974-KR
AmazonUS $349.9911 days ago.
EbayUS $666.2140 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367A) 7% 67% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB G1 Gaming
GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
AmazonUS $369.996 days ago.
EbayUS $379.9935 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $428.437 months ago.
EVGA(3842 3975) 4% 66% ± 13%
EVGA GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3975-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1131) 3% 62% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3161) 3% 64% ± 5%
Zotac(19DA 1366) 3% 59% ± 3%
Zotac GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card
ZT-90101-10P
EbayUS $225.0033 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $502.911 day ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367B) 2% 68% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 366A) 2% 67% ± 7%
Asus(1043 853F) 2% 61% ± 5%
Asus GTX 970 4GB Turbo OC
TURBO-GTX970-OC-4GD5
AmazonUS $274.998 months ago.
BHPhotoUS $299.999 months ago.
NeweggUS $333.983 months ago.
EbayUS $559.8834 mins ago.
Gainward(10B0 13C2) 2% 62% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2978) 2% 66% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 3683) 2% 64% ± 9%
Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB OC Windforce
GV-N970WF3OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 3978) 1% 65% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 970 4GB FTW+ GAMING ACX 2.0+ w/BP
04G-P4-3978-KR
AmazonUS $377.733 months ago.
EbayUS $954.7834 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 1% 63% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 2370) 1% 63% ± 9%
Nvidia(10DE 13C2) 1% 66% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 366F) 1% 68% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3979) 1% 63% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 3679) 1% 61% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 36BC) 1% 62% ± 9%
PNY(196E 1131) 1% 62% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8509) 1% 57% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3973) 1% 59% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2977) 1% 64% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3684) 1% 66% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36E1) 1% 64% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8664) 0% 63% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1368) 0% 64% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3682) 0% 59% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2972) 0% 63% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3171) 0% 61% ± 2%
Asus(1043 851A) 0% 63% ± 0%
Palit(1569 13C2) 0% 70% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 1972) 0% 63% ± 2%
Device(1B0A 90F0) 0% 36% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1970) 0% 60% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2975) 0% 67% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 68% ± 0%
Elitegroup(1019 1029) 0% 58% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8531) 0% 61% ± 0%
Asus(1043 852E) 0% 60% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1131) 0% 61% ± 0%
Asus(1043 850E) 0% 59% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3674) 0% 60% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1976) 0% 63% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3670) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
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