Measuring around 26cm in length, or roughly 2cm less than the Radeon HD 5870, the card will draw power from a six-pin + eight-pin power connector combination and feature dual-link DVI and mini-HDMI outputs. Pricing is supposedly set at $499 and the TDP rating is quoted a being below the 300W threshold, apparently at 250W. Leaked pictures show the card will occupy two slots and feature a cooling system design with protruding heatpipes.
The less powerful GTX 470 on the other hand will reportedly make do with 448 shader processors while offering a core clock of 607MHz, shader clock of 1,215MHz, and a memory clock of 1,674MHz. The card will have a 320-bit memory interface and 1280MB of GDDR5 memory, along with a TDP of 225W and a more sensible $349 price tag.
According to VR-Zone, internal benchmarks reveal that the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 are some 5-10% faster than the Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 respectively. Such estimations are of course unofficial, but we'll have clearer idea of the value behind these cards when benchmarks start popping up after next week's launch.
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