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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

Conclusion

Despite good overclocking results, GTX 470 video card has several obstacles to deal with. After watching through performance results of the GTX 480, I came up with the following conclusions:

  • GTX 470 performs much worse than GTX 480 with the same clocks
  • GTX 470 high OC results are possible only by using alternative ways of cooling
  • Weak power subsystem is card’s bottleneck when overclocking
  • When choosing alternative ways of cooling pay close attention to power subsystem cooling
  • GTX 470 requires greater voltages compared to GTX 480, despite having less computational blocks

That’s basically all that I wanted to cover in this article. Sorry for not showing you result of card’s performance in games — I will probably devote a separate article for this topic.

Article contains photos that were borrowed from official EVGA site

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