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GeForce GTX 470 - 1280 MB GDDR5

GeForce GTX 470 - 1280 MB GDDR5
alaAverage 4.3

51 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for GeForce GTX 470 - 1280 MB GDDR5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of GeForce GTX 470 - 1280 MB GDDR5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Graphics Cards on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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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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HIGH PERFORMANCE

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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 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-pin power

Still pricey ; 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

 

The ZOTAC Geforce GTX 470 is Nvidia's answer to ATI's Radeon 5870. Let the graphics card battle commence!

Very Good Performance ; DirectX 11 Support ; 320-bit Memory Interface ; GDDR5 RAM

Runs Hot ; High Power Requirement ; No DisplayPort

The ZOTAC Geforce GTX 470 is one of the first graphics cards in the market based on Nvidia's new Fermi architecture.

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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.

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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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good performance vs price

 

I bought this over the evga simply because it was $30 less at the time and I don't regret it. Great card, I upgraded from a 9800gtx+(which is now my physX card) and the difference was night and day. I was split between this and the new 560Ti but went...

It does run much hotter than my previous 9800gtx, but this problem was solved by adding it into my liquid cooling loop. Card has virtually no overclockability unless you crank up the Vcore, which will lead to insane core temps (100c+). So be ready with...

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Everything I Expected it to be

 

I bought this card while it was on sale to couple with an existing GTX 470. I haven't done any serious benchmarking as of yet. Unfortunately 3dMark11 doesn't support SLI right now, so there's no comparison there. Been to busy playing Mafia II &...

Well Packaged - Came with a Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter which is nice ; Set up in SLI with my MSI GTX 470 without a hitch ; Runs cooler than my reference MSI GTX 470 (even though I put new thermal paste on the MSI card). Both show same BIOS version in...

As usual, Fermi cards tend to run hot. And because they run hot, the fan can get fairly loud

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Great Cards, great company

 

Just ordered a 3rd Zotac after I had received a faulty gtx 470 from another manufacturer. Thank you newegg for the great customer support. Zotac support has also been great.

Great card and performance for the money

Runs hot on full load, be sure have plenty of cooling or alternatives to cool it. Then again, fermis based on gf100 (gtx 465/470/480) are known to run hot using the reference cooler

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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
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