EVGA GeForce GTX 470
Released March, 2010
The Pros:Overclocking causes surprisingly small voltage increases. Runs very cool and quiet for a higher-end GDDR5 card. Smaller and lighter than older DirectX 10 Nvidia cards (like the Geforce 8800 GTX).
The Cons:Even when overclocked to an extreme level, in-game performance only increases 2-3 frames per second on average. The audio drivers for the HDMI port can often cause issues with integrated sound cards. Inefficient cooler design releases about half of the card's hot air back into your system's case.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 470 is a high-end graphics card released in March, 2010. This card is a step below the GeForce GTX 480, and is designed to compete with ATI’s Radeon HD 5850. The GTX 470 features DirectX 11, PhysX and Nvidia 3D Vision Surround technologies.
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This card is compatible with 2 and 3-way SLI configurations, allowing for numerous configurations when it comes to potential computing power. This GPU’s core clock runs at 607MHz, which is complimented by 448 CUDA cores and 1280MB of GDDR5 memory. The general consensus among expert reviewers indicates the GTX 470 is a better value price/performance-wise when compared to the Radeon HD 5850. However, it uses more energy and produces more heat in the process. Video output includes two Dual-Link DVI-I ports and one Mini-HDMI 1.3a connection. Included software includes EVGA’s Precision and OC Scanner tool, which allows users to fine tune and customize their gaming experience.
- Microsoft DirectX11 Support
- NVIDIA CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL Support
- NVIDIA PhysX Technology
- NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
- NVIDIA 2-way and 3-way SLI ready
- NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
- PCI Express 2.0 Support
- Two Dual-Link HDCP DVI-I Connectors
- One Mini-HDMI 1.3a connector
- OpenGL 3.2 Support
- Core clock: 607 MHz
- Memory clock: 3348 MHz
- Shader clock: 1215 MHz
- CUDA Cores: 448
- Bus: PCI-E 2.0
- Memory: 1280MB GDDR5
- Memory bit width: 320 bit
- Memory speed 2.5 ns
- Memory bandwidth: 133.9 GB/sec
User Reviews (3)
Overclocking causes surprisingly small voltage increases.
Runs very cool and quiet for a higher-end GDDR5 card.
Smaller and lighter than older DirectX 10 Nvidia cards (like the Geforce 8800 GTX).
The best price versus performance ratio available on the market at the time of its release.
Overclocks very well which can give you at least 15% increase in your gaming applications.
Doesn't run as noisy as the GTX 480.
When overclocked can give you near GTX 480 performance with $150 less money.
Can play most todays games maxed out at Full HD 1920x1080.
Even when overclocked to an extreme level, in-game performance only increases 2-3 frames per second on average.
The audio drivers for the HDMI port can often cause issues with integrated sound cards.
Inefficient cooler design releases about half of the card's hot air back into your system's case.
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