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GeForce GTX 470 - 1280 MB GDDR5

GeForce GTX 470 - 1280 MB GDDR5
alaAverage 4.2

18 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites.

On average, users rate this product 83/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Zotac GeForce GTX 470


Zotac's GeForce GTX 470 is one of the more expensive GTX 470 graphics cards we've tested. Does it have a trump card?

Though the Zotac is somewhat pricey, it's a competitive performer that really scores points because of its five-year warranty.

Golden Tachometer Award

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Zotac GeForce GTX-470 Fermi Video Card


It used to be that PC video games such as Crysis and Far Cry 2 were as demanding as you could get, but that was all back before DirectX-11 brought tessellation and to the forefront of graphics. DX11 now adds heavy particle and turbulence effects to...

Outstanding price-to-performance cost ratio ; GF100 Introduces Error Correcting Code (ECC) ; Great performance for high-end games ; Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case ; Quiet cooling fan under loaded operation ; Includes native HDMI...

Consumes 42W at idle and 278W under full load ; Expensive premium-level product ; Lacks free bundled DX11 video game

Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all...


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ZOTAC Geforce GTX 470 and GTX 480 Video Cards


Most PC enthusiasts have been keeping up with nVidia's "heated" Geforce GTX 470 and 480 GPU launch. Despite the drama, nVidia's partners are still doing what they do best and ...

True to the MSRP pricing it ahead of the pack ; ZOTAC supported (Home of the ITX!) ; GTX 480 is the fastest DX11 graphics card available ; Fermi offers Shader innovation ; Supports 3D NVision Technology

Premium price for premium performance ; Very hot graphics cards ; Audible fan noise ; Limited bundle for the price

You’ll also find the driver DVD containing whatever drivers were available at launch. Since then, there was at least one new driver release from nVidia. If you have questions about installation, or about further power requirements, all one has to do is...


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Zotac LIES!


I bought one of these cards back when they launched, and back then they were offered with a lifetime warranty. The card lasted me over 2 years, and then started artifacting severely. I contacted Zotac for an RMA, and they informed me that my 2 year...

The card worked for a while. Excellent Cooler

Zotac will do ANYTHING to weasel out of a warranty

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Zotac GeForce GTX 470 review


Is Nvidia's GTX 470 an AMD Radeon HD 5870 beater?

Faster than HD 5870 ; Cooler than GTX 480 ; Smaller than GTX 480 ; Only needs twin 6-in ower

Still ricey ; Very noisy ; Thin on the ground

That though is only as it stands right now, as we write the overclocked HD 58xx series is on the test benches going through their paces, and we'd hope that would mean a drop in price of the vanilla HD 5870s. The 2GB overclocked versions of the HD 5870...

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Zotac GeForce GTX 470 1280MB Graphics Card


A more attractive price/performance ratio.

Today we shall review Zotac GeForce GTX 480 1536MB and Zotac GeForce GTX 470 1280MB graphics cards, though we'll focus more on the latter which is going to be far more interesting to customers thanks to its more affordable price.

Consumer review by:

Great card.


I can totally recommend this card. It's whisper quiet, overclocks even further, and I mean much further! Got it running no problem on Core: 780MHz and Shaders 1560MHz, that is almost 20% extra on top of already interesting factory overclock. At that...

Product Specifications


Decoder: No
Digital Broadcast Standard:Not Applicable
Direct 3D Compatible: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Not Applicable
Encoder: No
HD ready:Not Applicable
Number of Output Channels:Not Applicable
Open GL Compatible: Yes
Radio Reception:Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
Sound System:Not Applicable
Time Shifting Function:Not Applicable
Videotext/Teletext:Not Applicable


Analogue Input:Not Applicable
Digital Input:Not Applicable
Firewire: No
TV Input: No
TV Output: Yes

General Features

Type:Graphic Card
Type of Bus:PCI Express
Type of Card:Internal

Processor / Memory

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GTX 470
Type of Memory:GDDR5