In this article, I give you my EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB review with specs included. This is also a comparison of FTW and SSC versions of this Nvidia card. First, let’s talk about who needs a GTX 970. These cards primarily are aimed at gamers who want to play at 1440p resolution.
What’s 1440p? Well, standard 1080p resolution is what’s considered Full HD and it’s 1920 pixels across by 1080 pixels vertically. If you multiply those two numbers together you get about 2 million pixels. it’s nice, it’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with it but, if you jump up to 1440p resolution you get 2560 by 1440. If you multiply those two numbers together you get 3.6 million.
So, if you take a 27-inch monitor at 1080p and a 27-inch monitor at 1440p, the 1440p will have a much finer dot pitch, it’s like Apple Retina displays. It’s much cleaner, you don’t see as many Jaggi lines. They’re really nice monitors, a little bit more expensive and they require more graphics power in order to drive games because you’re driving 3.6 million pixels rather than 2 million pixels.
These video cards are ideally suited for playing most modern games at reasonably high graphics quality at a reasonably high frame rate on a 1440p monitor. Now, can you use these on a 1080p monitor? Absolutely you can, and there is a use case for that in my article on the GTX 960 card which is a hundred and eighty dollar card, these are about $320 cards, it’s 140 dollars difference.