Average Bench: 63.3% (25th of 535)

Based on 130,477 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 13C2 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Above average average bench

The Nvidia GTX 970 averaged 36.7% 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) 150fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 199fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 970 is 24%. 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) 175fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 185fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 130,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 199 234
139 Reflection 175 198
145 Parallax 194 224
59% 189 fps
Min Avg Max
123 MRender 150 169
153 Gravity 185 209
111 Splatting 126 142
75% 154 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1622 MHz, MaxM: 1902 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 235
Reflection 189
Parallax 219
69% 214 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 218
Splatting 140
85% 176 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 368.81
Lighting 205
Reflection 148
Parallax 214
63% 189 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 188
Splatting 106
72% 147 fps
MaxC: 1506 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 200
Reflection 178
Parallax 196
60% 191 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 186
Splatting 125
76% 155 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 185
Reflection 168
Parallax 187
56% 180 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 178
Splatting 118
74% 148 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3679) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1418 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Lighting 171
Reflection 170
Parallax 183
53% 175 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 167
Splatting 123
74% 146 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Lighting 188
Reflection 150
Parallax 154
52% 164 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 122
76% 156 fps
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1519 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 162
Reflection 138
Parallax 154
48% 151 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 148
Splatting 100
58% 121 fps
MaxC: 1418 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 121
Reflection 126
Parallax 146
39% 131 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 129
Splatting 97.8
57% 113 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 130,477 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3160) 25% 63% ± 9%
MSI GTX 970 4GB Gaming
GTX 970 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8508) 18% 63% ± 6%
ASUS GTX 970 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX970-DC20C-4GD5
EVGA(3842 2974) 7% 59% ± 13%
EVGA GTX 970 4GB Super Clocked ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2974-KR
OutletPCUS $419.843 months ago.
AmazonUS $549.991 day ago.
EbayUS $676.956 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367A) 5% 66% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB G1 Gaming
GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
EbayUS $379.994 mins ago.
AmazonUS $419.9920 days ago.
OutletPCUS $428.436 months ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1131) 4% 63% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 3975) 4% 65% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-3975-KR
Zotac(19DA 1366) 3% 59% ± 8%
Zotac GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card
ZT-90101-10P
EbayUS $399.983 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $401.912 days ago.
Gigabyte(1458 3683) 3% 67% ± 6%
Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB OC Windforce
GV-N970WF3OC-4GD
EVGA(3842 2978) 3% 68% ± 9%
PNY(196E 1131) 3% 61% ± 10%
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 2% 60% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 366A) 2% 64% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 366F) 2% 68% ± 4%
Gainward(10B0 13C2) 2% 63% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3161) 2% 67% ± 3%
Asus(1043 853F) 1% 61% ± 1%
Asus GTX 970 4GB Turbo OC
TURBO-GTX970-OC-4GD5
AmazonUS $274.997 months ago.
BHPhotoUS $299.998 months ago.
NeweggUS $333.982 months ago.
Nvidia(10DE 13C2) 1% 66% ± 9%
Asus(1043 8509) 1% 59% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3684) 1% 72% ± 6%
Zotac(19DA 2370) 1% 70% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 3979) 1% 63% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 3978) 1% 67% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 970 4GB FTW+ GAMING ACX 2.0+ w/BP
04G-P4-3978-KR
AmazonUS $377.732 months ago.
EbayUS $903.953 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367B) 1% 65% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8664) 1% 61% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3171) 1% 62% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2977) 1% 64% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36BC) 1% 55% ± 3%
Asus(1043 851A) 1% 69% ± 9%
EVGA(3842 2972) 1% 56% ± 2%
Palit(1569 13C2) 1% 87% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 1972) 1% 52% ± 27%
EVGA(3842 2975) 0% 55% ± 16%
Zotac(19DA 1368) 0% 49% ± 26%
Gigabyte(1458 3682) 0% 58% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3679) 0% 57% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 1366) 0% 58% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3670) 0% 67% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3671) 0% 61% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 1970) 0% 62% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3973) 0% 62% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2976) 0% 84% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2372) 0% 63% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36E1) 0% 68% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1976) 0% 66% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3674) 0% 72% ± 0%
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Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

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