Pictures

55PRO SCORE
GIVE IT AN OVERALL RATING
2.75862068965517 3 5 0
2.75862068965517
29 VOTES

The GeForce GTX 470 is a high-end desktop graphics card to be released in spring 2010 by Nvidia, alongside the GTX 480.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more
Pros

support for SLI (multiple cards working in tandem)

3 agree

continues support for Nvidia's proprietary and widely adopted Physx, CUDA and Nvidia 3D Vision technologies

3 agree

built on the latest 40nm fabrication process by TSMC

3 agree

a computing monster - designed as much for general GPU computing as it is for games

2 agree

Nvidia's first DirectX 11 offering - and a killer at that, beats the pants off of ATI's offerings with tessellation due to it's powerful computational qualities

2 agree

Have better minimum fps that HD5850 and HD5870.

1 agrees

Performs better than competition in Tessellation heavy scenes.

1 agrees

Overclock very well. Guaranteed to overclock this card at least 20% in the core. which will yield its performance near to a GTX 480 levels with much lesser price.

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

inefficient compared to its direct competition the 5850, and even its faster, hotter brother the 5870

2 agree

large GPU (physical size / transistor count) means it costs a lot to make, suffers from more fabrication errors, runs hot and takes a lot of power, cannot make much money for Nvidia and price for end user cannot drop very fast or far

2 agree

just barely matches the 5850 in terms of performance, while being priced similar to a 5870

2 agree

loud fan

2 agree

guzzles power - albeit not as much as the 480, requires a quality high-powered PSU, added cost to platform / for additional power (utility bills)

2 agree

large physical size (the same size as the 5850) - requires a large, airy case to fit and function without overheating

2 agree

Runs pretty hot. can get into the high 80s & early 90s easily.

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

The GeForce GTX 470 is a high-end desktop graphics card to be released in spring 2010 by Nvidia, alongside the GTX 480. The two new DirectX 11 GPUs replace the most advanced 200-Series models at the top of Nvidia's lineup. The GTX 470 employs 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory and 448 CUDA cores, which combine with Nvidia PhysX and other technologies to enable ultra-realistic graphics in today's most demanding games. The card supports up to 3 HD displays at once, and two SLI-configured GPUs support 3D video via Nvidia 3D Vision Surround technology, although a 3D-capable display and glasses are also required. The top-end GTX 480 features more memory and CUDA cores, producing moderately higher clock speeds.

Features
  • DirectX 11
  • Nvidia PhysX
  • Nvidia SLI-ready
  • Nvidia 3D Vision Surround
  • Nvidia PureVideo
  • Interactive ray tracing
  • 32x anti-aliasing
  • HDMI 1.4 support
  • Dual-link DVI connectivity
  • OpenGL 3.2
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • 34.0B/sec texture fill rate
  • 448 CUDA cores
  • 1280MB GDDR5 memory (320-bit)
  • 1674MHz memory clock
  • 607MHz graphics clock
  • 1215MHz processor clock
  • 2560x1600 maximum resolution
  • 215W max. power consumption
Post Review
Yale
04/02/2010 10:40

keeps the need for competition at least somewhat satisfied

Yale
04/02/2010 10:39

paper launch, with very few cards actually planned for manufacture

Yale
04/02/2010 10:39

not good enough to force much of a price drop on ATI cards

About Us