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|Modified Item:||No||Chipset/GPU Model:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470|
|Custom Bundle:||No||Memory Size:||1.25GB|
|Non-Domestic Product:||No||Compatible Port/Slot:||PCI Express x16|
|Connectors:||DVI, Mini-HDMI||APIs:||DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2|
|Compatible Slot:||PCI Express 2.0 x16||Memory Type:||GDDR5|
|Cooling Component Included:||Fan with Heatsink||Chipset/GPU Manufacturer:||NVIDIA|
|Power Cable Requirement:||6-Pin + 6-Pin PCI-E||MPN:||GVN470D513IB|
|Cooling Component(s) Included:||Fan with Heatsink||UPC:||0818313010469|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||82698431|
|Product Key Features|
|Chipset/GPU Model||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470|
|Compatible Port/Slot||PCI Express x16|
|APIs||DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2|
|Additional Product Features|
|Multiple Monitors Support||Yes|
|Graphics Processor Data Width||320-Bit|
|Graphics Processor Brand||Nvidia|
|Api Supported||DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2|
|Digital Video Intermediate||Digital Visual Interface (Dvi), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (Hdmi)|
|Graphics Processor||Nvidia GeForce GTX 470|
|Interface||PCI Express x16|
|Product Line||Gigabyte GV|
|Connectivity Interfaces||Dvi X 2|
|MAX Resolution Details||Dvi: 2560x1600 / VGA: 2048x1536|
|Compatible Slots||PCI Express 2.0x16|
|Enclosure Type||Plug-Indiana Card|
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A great video card for a decent price at nearly the 5 year mark.
2010 rolls out new technology; and out pops the Nvidia Geforce GTX 470. Not the flagship 480, but definitely not an entry level card. Important for some, the card scores a solid 7.2 on the Windows 7 Experience Index (out of 7.9) and a 7.5 out of 9.9 in Windows 8 PRO, both 64bit editions with the 320 architecture driver series. I have not overclocked the card, so these are straight figures. Why get this GTX 470? What are Cuda Cores? What's the big deal? Fermi designed cards are a relatively new technology for video. The graphics card itself is its only little computational unit, having (in this case) 480 individual "Cuda Cores" or GPUs. Combines with 1 and a quarter Gigs of on-board memory, and this card has some umph. What does that get you? Blu-Ray playback ability, better multi-tasking especially graphically speaking, good rendering abilities, and of course better gaming frame rates. I'm no gamer, so I could really care less about the gaming playback. However, often enough we're playing movies on one screen and Skype calling on the primary; HD resolution graphics on both screens: no degradation. I can render edited home videos and let the GPU assist in this processing and it makes a difference in render times, a solid difference. Newer drivers are allowing for these cards to pass HDMI audio via the DVI outputs much like the Radeon counterparts do. Sum up: it's not the newest, it's not the best, but it's certainly reliable, and meets the needs of most home theater / media-center users. My only Nota-Bene on this card is the higher temperature running speeds, with 85 deg C at the ceiling, they run hot; MEANING these are NOT designed for SFF machines, or even really desktop form factor. These need to be placed in a large mid-tower with plenty of air movement.
GTX 470 Strikes optimum price/performance
The Gigabyte Technology NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 with 1280 MB of DDR5 is an excellent entry point into the Nvidia FERMI world. It strikes the best balance between price and overall performance. It has a very effective cooling subsystem and should be readily over-clockable. The Fermi GF100 silicon is one of the largest and most complex circuits ever built by man and boasts a total of 512 cores spread over 16 multiprocessors. With several billion transistors to go wrong, NVIDIA are unsurprisingly having some difficulty with the yield of such a monstrous device. A full 512-core Fermi card has yet to reach the market, but in the meantime we can take advantage of scaled down versions. The GTX 470 runs on 14 multiprocessors out of a total of 16. The remaining two are factory disabled to cover up localized manufacturing imperfections. GTX 480 has one multiprocessor disabled. This makes the GTX 480 much harder to come by and the price reflects this by staying rather aloft. The GTX 470 is the next best and with 442 cores it gives you access to the latest CUDA technology at a much more reasonable cost.