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GeForce GTX 470 — detailed view

Determination of temperature levels, overclocking potential and possibilities to use alternative ways of cooling of GeForce GTX 470 video cards

Technical features

GTX 470 reference designEVGA GTX 470 SCGTX 480 reference design
GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores448480
Texture blocks5660
Raster blocks (ROPs)4048
Graphics Clock (MHz)607625700
Processor Clock (MHz)121512501400
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)343542
Memory specs:
Memory clock (MHz)167417011848
SDRAM type1280 MB GDDR51536 MB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width320-bit384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)133.9136177.4
Feature Support:
NVIDIA SLI-readyyes
NVIDIA PureVideo Technologyyes
NVIDIA PhysX™-readyyes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technologyyes
Microsoft DirectX11
Bus SupportPCIe 2.0 x16
NVIDIA 3D Vision Readyyes
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Readyyes
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution2560×1600
Maximum VGA Resolution2048×1536
Standard Display Connectors2x Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi Monitoryes
Audio Input for HDMIInternal
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height4.376 inches (111 mm)4.376 inches (111 mm)
Length9.5 inches (241 mm)10.5 inches (267 mm)
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)105
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)225250
Minimum Recommended System Power (W)550 (minimum 38 А on a +12 V rail)600 (minim 42 А on +12 V rail)
Supplementary Power ConnectorsTwo 6-pin 6-pin and 8-pin

GTX 470 compared to 480 has less texture and raster blocks, lower GPU and memory clocks and memory bandwidth as well as less memory itself. The outlook of these cards has differences too — GTX 480 has more complex cooling system and its board is 26mm longer than 470’s:

Fermi family card outlook

Both cards have same width and Display Connectors:

Fermi family Display Connectors

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