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Galaxy GeForce GTX 470 GC Overclocking

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 20, 2010 3:06 am
Manufacturer: Galaxy



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Western Digital, Noctua and Thermaltake.


We've got a flurry of cards in our test results today. The most important is the Galaxy GTX 470 GC at 803MHz on the core. We've also got the Galaxy card in stock form which offers only a slight core bump over the reference card.


Also included is the GTX 480 at stock speeds. In our original OC article we found that the overclocked GTX 470 would constantly just trail the stock clocked GTX 480. Today we're hoping the extra grunt is going to help it pass the model. Of course, we've also included the HD 5870; NVIDIA say the GTX 470 sits below this model, so let's see if we can pass it today.


We're not going to be kind, though. Instead we'll be using the GIGABYTE version of the HD 5870 which sports a massive 950MHz core clock. If the GTX 470 wants to pull out the win, we're at least going to make it work hard for it and I know if a stock clocked card was included, I would have a bunch of people complaining that the HD 5870 can also be overclocked, which in all fairness I can understand.


Let's get started!


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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.




Straight away we see the massive performance boost from the GTX 470 when overclocked with it managing to beat out the GTX 480 in both presets.


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