The GTX 470
Priced at $349, NVIDIA says that this card sits directly in between the HD 5850 and HD 5870. In a sense, it has nothing to compete against since it's more expensive than one but cheaper than the other. If you had to put something directly against it from a price point of view, you would use something like a HD 5850 OC which will carry with it a higher price tag than the standard HD 5850.
In the processing unit side of things the three big numbers for the card are the CUDA Cores, Texture Units and ROP Units. The GTX 470 in the same order carries with it 448, 56 and 40, all on a 40nm core.
On the clock front the core comes in at 607MHz, the CUDA cores (or Shader Clock as they're sometimes known as) comes in at 1215MHz. The card carries with it a 320-bit memory interface which equates to the weird 1280MB memory amount. NVIDIA has of course opted to use GDDR5 on its new high-end model which comes in at 837MHz or 3348MHz QDR.
To power the card, two 6-Pin PCI-E connectors are needed. NVIDIA put the Max Board Power (TDP) at 215 Watt and recommend at least a 550 Watt power supply for the model.
As for connectors, NVIDIA have opted for a slightly different configuration to not only what we've seen from then in the past, but also ATI. DisplayPort isn't present which doesn't come as much of a surprise. What we do have are two Dual-Link DVI connectors and a single mini-HDMI port. Since we don't have a retail version of the card yet, we're not sure if companies will include a mini-HDMI to HDMI port, but let's hope so.
NVIDIA say that the GTX 470 is "A New Leader in Price/Performance". Time will tell if this holds true.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The GTX 470]
- Page 3 [The GTX 480]
- Page 4 [The 512 CUDA Core Story]
- Page 5 [The Yield Rate Story]
- Page 6 [The Launch Supply Story]
- Page 7 [The Surround Gaming Story]
- Page 8 [The Reviewers Guide Story]
- Page 9 [The Fancy Tech]
- Page 10 [The Fancy Tech - Continued]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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