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EVGA GeForce GTX470 1280 MB DDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 012-P3-1470-AR

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  • GeForce GTX 470 with 607 MHz core clock
  • PCI Express 2.0
  • 1280 MB 320-bit 2.5ns GDDR5 memory
  • 3348 MHz memory clock and 1215 MHz shader clock
  • Windows XP, Vista and Windows7 support
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: EVGA
  • Model: 012-P3-1470-AR
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: GeForce GTX 470
  • Graphics Ram: 1280 GB
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 2.9 x 11.8 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003EEMFTI
  • Item model number: 012-P3-1470-AR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 22, 2009

Product Description

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The EVGA GTX 470 ushers in the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs! Experience heart-pounding cinematic visuals with the EVGA GTX 470 thanks to the combined power of DirectX 11, NVIDIA PhysX, and NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technologies.

The EVGA GTX 470 contains double the CUDA cores of previous generation GPUs, a high speed GDDR5 memory interface with 1280 MB onboard and full DirectX 11 support providing for unrivalled performance and breathtaking image quality. Compatible in 2-way and 3-way SLI configurations, the EVGA GTX 470 provides brilliant and immersive experiences in games and unsurpassed computational power.

With EVGA Precision, monitor and control fan speeds, core clocks, temperatures, frame rates, take screenshots and more.
EVGA OC Scanner combined with Precision make the perfect combo with built-in artifact scanning, benchmarking, and more. Features include a built-in stress tester, benchmarking to quickly test your performance, and a GPU protection feature that automatically shuts off at a set temperature.
EVGA's Step Up program protects your investment with an exclusive upgrade option within 90 days of purchase (not all customers will be eligible for this program).
EVGA is available for you day or night to help answer any questions with its 24/7 technical support.
Follow EVGA on your favorite social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Steam, and the EVGA Gaming Community. Join in at www.evga.com/sonet/.

NVIDIA Technologies

NVIDIA GeForce series graphics processors are the epitome of graphics performance, and deliver phenomenal frame rates with stunning visuals in the latest 3D games and applications.
NVIDIA SLI technology enables up to three EVGA GeForce-series (3-way SLI support varies by model) graphics cards in one system for up to 280-percent performance gains.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology empowers EVGA GeForce-series graphics cards with HD playback capabilities for vivid visuals and hardware decoding of Blu-ray disk formats.
NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with CUDA technology enable hyper-realistic GPU accelerated PhysX gaming effects such as explosions that cause dust and debris, amazing natural water and fluid effects, characters with life-like motion or cloth that drapes and tears naturally.

Key Specifications

  • Core Clock: 607 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 3348 MHz Effective
  • Shader Clock: 1215 MHz
  • CUDA Cores: 448
  • Bus Type: PCI-E 2.0
  • Memory Detail: 1280 MB GDDR5
  • Memory Bit Width: 320 Bit
  • Memory Speed: 2.5 ns
  • Memory Bandwidth: 133.9 GB/sec

Software Compatibility

  • NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
  • Microsoft DirectX 11
  • OpenGL 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7

Connectors

  • Two dual-link DVI (up to 2560 x 1600)
  • Mini-HDMI 1.3a w/audio (8-channel LPCM)
  • HDCP ready

Key Features

  • Microsoft DirectX 11 Support: DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API's key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready*: Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate "inside the game" experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technologies. NVIDIA Surround also supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays.
  • Interactive Ray Tracing: By tracing the path of light through a 3D scene, ray tracing uses the power of the GPU to create spectacular, photo-realistic visuals. Get a glimpse into the future of gaming with ray tracing.
  • 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology**: Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world's premier gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology: Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology: CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU's processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
  • 32x Anti-aliasing Technology: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 32x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology***: The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support: Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
  • Dual-link DVI Support: Able to drive industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
  • HDMI 1.3a Support: Fully integrated support for HDMI 1.3a including xvYCC, Deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound.

* NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround requires NVIDIA release 256 driver, two or more graphics cards in NVIDIA SLI configuration, 3D Vision glasses and three matching 3D Vision-Ready displays. See www.nvidia.com/surround for more information.
** A GeForce GTX 470 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 470 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
*** Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details.

What's in the Box
EVGA Driver/Software Disc with EVGA Precision Tuning Utility; Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable; DVI to VGA Adapter; two 6-pin PCI-E power cables; User Guide

Warranty
All EVGA products come automatically with a one year, parts and labor, limited warranty. Upon registration within 30 days of your original purchase, this card is entitled to be upgraded to a limited lifetime warranty.

Product Description

The EVGA GTX 470 ushers in the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units. Experience heart-pounding cinematic visuals thanks to the combined power of DirectX 11, NVIDIA PhysX, and NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Technologies. The EVGA GTX 470 contains double the CUDA cores of previous generation GPU's, a high speed GDDR5 memory interface with 1280 MB onboard and full DirectX 11 support providing unrivalled performance and breathtaking image quality. Compatible in 2-way and 3-way SLI configurations, the GTX470 provides brilliant and immersive experiences in games and unsurpassed computational power. Specifications include the GTX 470 (607 MHz core clock) chipset, 1280 MB of 2.5ns GDDR5 memory with a 3348 MHz memory clock and 133.9 GB/second memory bandwidth, 320 bit memory interface, 1215 MHz Shader Clock, 448 CUDA cores, and PCI Express 2.0 compatibility. Additional features include Microsoft DirectX 11 support, NVIDIA PhysX and NVIDIA PureVideo HD technologies, NVIDIA 2-way and 3-way SLI readiness, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround readiness, NVIDIA CUDA technology with CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0, and OpenCL support, PCI-Express 2.0 support, OpenGL 3.2 support, Dual Link HDCP capability, and Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 support. Connections are 1 Mini-HDMI 1.4 connector and 2 Dual-Link DVI connectors. Package includes the EVGA Driver/software disc with EVGA Precision Tuning utility, 1 Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, 1 DVI to VGA adaptor, 2 6-pin PCI-E power cable, and a lifetime warranty if registered within 30 days at <www.evga.com>.

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Easy to install.
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It's not as powerful as the new GTX570 that Nvidia released shortly after I bought this card, but I'm still very happy with my 470.
J. C. Kaessinger
You can't go wrong with this one.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Kiyo M. VINE VOICE on August 2, 2010
First of all, we all know this is one powerful card and it's up there with the high-end cards, but before you get too excited about getting this...

MAKE SURE OF THE FOLLOWING:
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1. This card is huge, and I don't mean the days of how high-end AGP cards looked like (it's getting pretty ridiculous - makes cards like the 8800GT size look normal and everything else tiny), so make sure you have at least 9.5 inches diameter of clear space in your case.

* Most importantly, if your SATA ports are directly near, or right underneath, the PCI Express 16 slot -- with the ports facing towards you (looking at it from the front body/face of the motherboard) -- then most likely, this huge card will block your SATA ports! I had to forfeit two SATA ports for this card; I'll have to upgrade to a better motherboard, that is designed for big cards like this, if I want to add more SATA devices.

However, if you already have a really good motherboard, that was actually built with large graphics cards in mind (such as the EVGA X58 SLI Mainboard, then you shouldn't have a problem, since the SATA ports would then be facing towards the side direction (towards the right of the motherboard) away from the PCI Express slots.

2. Make sure you have enough wattage on your power supply! NVIDIA recommends a minimum of 550W with 38A on the 12+v line. You can probably get away with a good 500W power supply, depending on what other components you have (use a power supply calculator), but it'll be cutting it close.

3. The card requires TWO 6-pin power connectors to be powered.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Scott on June 6, 2010
Bought one of these today to replace two old GT8800's in SLI. Works great, excellent frame-rates in games at 2560x1440 with settings cranked up to extreme, all as one would expect.

Secondary bonuses I didn't expect: BIOS boot is faster, fan noise is greatly reduced (I hadn't realized how loud the 2xGT8800 fans actually were, and the machine is virtually silent now), and a recurring system freeze has so far not shown up.

Running the GPU renderer Octane Render, the speed is eight times faster than using the GT8800s.

A few years ago a trillion floating point operations per second was a pure geek fantasy, now you can own this processing power that would have put you well into the top 500 world supercomputer list ten years ago.

Beautiful piece of hardware for a first-generation product. Recommended over the GTX 480 because of not only the higher price for the 480, but the extreme heat and power requirements of the 480 that are much more reasonable in the 470 version.

If you're doing something that can benefit from GPU acceleration (like Octane or a similar GPU-based 3D rendering program) then one of these Fermi-based card (470 or 480) is a must-have.

If you want the absolute high-end video card and are willing to spend the money to get it, then one of these is also a good choice.

If you're not desperate for this level of performance though, you're probably better off waiting for the second generation of Fermi cards, which will probably be much more reasonable in terms of price/performance and power/performance.

But if you decide to go for one of these, I really don't think you'll regret it.

G.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Kaessinger on September 28, 2010
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First, I'm not shocked to find that this card is WICKED FAST. It rips through just about anything, turning out about 60 FPS even in Crysis at Very High, despite my older Core 2 Quad 9550. The card positively shreds anything else, and makes some very nice visuals while doing so!

ALSO, Make sure to keep your drivers up to date! The 260.69 driver release really bumped up my performance, and I'm sure there will be additional driver updates (and more "unlocked" performance) to come.

Apparently the new FERMI architecture in the 400 series tends to "run hot and suck down power." I haven't noticed any power drop at all on my PSU (1000w), so I don't think you'll have to worry unless you're close to the minimum recommended power requirement of 550w (from Nvidia's site). Even then, as long as you don't overclock, you should be okay until you can upgrade to a 600w or 700w power supply.

I've got the heat "issues" under control, too: the Precision monitor allows you to adjust the GPU fan curve, so I bumped mine up a little bit. On the default fan settings, it ran close to 80C before the fan started ramping up. After tweaking the fan ramp up, My 470 now runs at about 37C idle and 70C at max usage.

Update: 2/20/2011
My GTX470 is still continuing to impress me. I can set any game I have, like Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Just Cause 2, and Metro 2033, to high or very high settings, and I get great results. It's not as powerful as the new GTX570 that Nvidia released shortly after I bought this card, but I'm still very happy with my 470. New drivers were released too!

Update: 7/3/2011
I've been very happy with this graphics card, but if you're looking for a better card, try the GTX 560 or 560 Ti. The 470 is now officially outdated.
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