NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 9 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • The term “most bang for your buck” is often attached to the GTX 470.
  • Highend performance, Compact size

Cons:

  • Not quite as powerful the GTX 480.
  • Not competitively priced, Suffers the same heat, noise and thermal problems as the GeForce GTX 480

Expert reviews and ratings

By The Tech Report on

Putting together these value comparisons is harder than it looks. Oh, sure, looking at our overall value graphs and making broad generalizations is a lot of fun, but it can be quite misleading. You've gotta keep the hidden variables in mind. If this...

By IT-Review on

NVIDIA's 470 is not a bad performer. It can certainly compete with ATI, and with newer titles that will make more use of its processing power, the TMU drawback will have even less impact. It does see competition from the GTX 460 card, especially...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

If you’re working with a budget but still want plenty of power, look no...

By Motherboards.org on

NVIDIA had a bit of a troubled launch with delays to their chip pushing this card back into March causing the market to have one DirectX 11 solution from ATI. The decision to release a card with fewer cores than originally planned must have been a...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The card at a glance For our tests we used the PNY GeForce GTX 470 XLR8. No extras here. This model exactly mirrors the stock card design. The only difference being the PNY sticker. There are two DVI connectors and a mini-HDMI. There's not a great...

By BeHardware on

For over six months, NVIDIA has been trying to center as much attention as possible on its new architecture so as to queer AMD’s pitch with the Radeon HD 5000 series. Those in bad faith will also say that it was making all that noise so as to...

By HardwareZone.com on 75

In closing, we are not that impressed with the new GeForce GTX 470. With a launch price of US$349, it finds itself sandwiched between the Radeon HD 5870 and HD 5850, which cost around US$400 and US$280 respectively. And if you consider the performance...

By The Tech Report on

These two new GeForces draw more power, generate more heat and noise, and have higher price tags than the closest competing Radeons, but they're not substantially faster at running current games. For many, that will be the brutal bottom line on the...

By Trusted Reviews on 60

It's a tale as old as the industry that the fortunes of one tech company wax while those of another wane. Trends come and go, one technology supersedes another, one left-field, blue-sky idea takes off while another crash lands. It's no...

By HEXUS.net on 60

GeForce GTX 470 1,280MB decent performance credentials and forward-looking architecture are overshadowed by an uncompetitive UK etail pre-order price and ongoing heat/noise/power concerns.The goodPerformance is close to AMD's fastest single-GPU...

By Bit-tech.net on 50

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 470 GPU. Click to enlargeWe’ve waited a long time for this GPU, but after our game tests, we’re left wondering why. Expensive graphics cards aren’t a problem, as long as they deliver, but the GTX 470...

By PC Games Hardware on

The Geforce GTX 470 gives a smoother impression. Although it doesn't offer the best framerate in the world or unmatched image quality, it nevertheless is able to stand up to the Radeon HD 5870. Depending on the individual test Nvidia's card is...

By Guru of 3D on

Alright, let me wrap up this conclusion. When we look purely at the image quality and brute game performance, that's where the GTX 470 ($349) and 480 ($499) shine, they are imposing, impressive and most definitely cards that will deliver a massive...

By PCPer on

My thoughts going into this review were nothing but skeptical. Would NVIDIA actually be able to make a product after all the delays and rumored production problems that was worth considering? The answer was a surprising 'yes' as the GeForce...

By PC Pro on 67

Ludicrous power draw wipes out the small advantage gained in gaming tests, and the price needs to drop...

By Hardware Canucks on

Remember, if you are interested in our GTX 480 review, click here. While the GTX 400 series is obviously built for high end computing and graphics capabilities, both of the cards seem to come from opposite sides of the tracks. As we saw in its review,...

By Tom's Hardware on

As I was putting this story together, I asked senior editor Thomas Soderstrom what he wanted to know about GeForce GTX 480 and 470. He said, “price, performance, and power.” Reasonable enough. I’ll break it down similarly...

By HardOCP on

We see no reason to purchase a GeForce GTX 470. It provides no gameplay advantages compared to the competition, and will actually end up costing you more power and dollars for the exact same performance you can get with the Radeon HD 5850. Factor in...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Enfin, notre choix entre les deux, logiquement on devrait vous conseiller les GTX 465, si la politique tarifaire était respectée, mais les nombreuses promos sur la GTX 470 et les problèmes de distribution de la GTX 465 nous font dire...

International Review By ExtraHardware on

GTX 470 nezačala s tak skromnou cenou jako Radeon HD 5850. Jelikož výkonnostně takřka přesně zapadá mezi tuto kartu ATI/AMD a vyšší model konkurence (Radeon HD 5870), čekali bychom také...