Monday, March 29th 2010

Inno3D Readies First ''Non-Reference'' GeForce GTX 470 Graphics Card

Inno3D seems to be in a bit of a hurry to bag the title of "first to come out with a non-reference GeForce GTX 400 graphics card," and is working tirelessly to get there. The company is readying a new "non-reference" graphics card, put in quotes because for the most part it is in fact a reference design. Traditionally, NVIDIA disallows its board partners from designing their own non-reference graphics cards based on newly-launched high-end GPUs, with a few concessions made for designs with factory-fitted water-blocks, or minor cosmetic changes, apart from letting their own sticker design, box design, bundle, and to an extant, pricing.

Inno3D's concession comes in the form of two things: 1. an NVIDIA reference-design PCB, which is now green instead of black, and 2. looking at the pictures, possibly a different cooler shroud design, although internally the cooling assembly remains reference design. Inno3D may roll out graphics cards with reference NVIDIA clock speeds, and also those with higher clock speeds. As with every other GTX 470 made so far, Inno3D's card is based on the GF100 GPU, it is DirectX 11 compliant, packs 448 CUDA cores, and 1.25 GB (1280 MB) of GDDR5 memory across a 320-bit wide interface. It supports 3-way SLI. At this point, there is no word on when exactly the card comes out, or pricing.
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30 Comments on Inno3D Readies First ''Non-Reference'' GeForce GTX 470 Graphics Card

#1
JATownes
Non-reference that uses all reference parts. :wtf:
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#2
afw
The cooling looks even worse compared to the reference card .... I3D might be trying to achieve the highest idle/load temps on FERMI .... :shadedshu
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#3
phanbuey
by: afw
The cooling looks even worse compared to the reference card .... I3D might be trying to achieve the highest idle/load temps on FERMI .... :shadedshu
thats only because you havent heard the fan :rockout:...

World's first 125CFM gfx leafblower blower.
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#4
afw
may be a triple slot cooler will do the trick :laugh: ... and they could sell it at $600+ ...

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#5
KainXS
actually, thats a GTX470 with a GTX480 heatsink.

just jking.

so basically its green now . . . . . I liked it when it was black . . . . .
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#7
TheLostSwede
Actually, they've made a custom heatsink with heatpipes, the GTX 470 doesn't have heatpipes...
It's also using thinner aluminium fins, much like most higher-end CPU coolers, rather than a chunk of solid metal. It could be better, or it could be worse, I guess we'll have to wait and see...
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#8
KainXS
nope the GTX470 does have heatpipes under the sheath, its the same heatsink
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#9
afw
by: KainXS
nope the GTX470 does have heatpipes under the sheath, its the same heatsink
No its not the same ... the reference cooler has five heatpipes ...this only has four ...

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#10
TheLostSwede
Ok, my bad on the heatpipes, but I guess it's still slightly different...
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#11
CyberCT
Why don't they just put an OC'd GTX470 on a 480 PCB & 480 cooler? That would cool the card much better.
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#12
JATownes
by: btarunr
...Inno3D's concession comes in the form of two things: 1. an NVIDIA reference-design PCB, which is now green instead of black, and 2. looking at the pictures, possibly a different cooler shroud design, although internally the cooling assembly remains reference design...
According to the article, the cooler is reference design.
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#13
phanbuey
that has five.. one is hiding under the cooler
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#14
afw
by: phanbuey
that has five.. one is hiding under the cooler
Yeah ... i can see five heatpipes in the 3rd pic ... but the 4th pic shows only 4 :confused: ...
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#15
phanbuey
by: afw
Yeah ... i can see five heatpipes in the 3rd pic ... but the 4th pic shows only 4 :confused: ...
LOL good catch! I didnt even see that... wtfff. those are different coolers lol. bunch of liars.
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#16
wahdangun
wew, so they basicly change the colour to green and call it "non-reference" :wtf:
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#17
Xenomorphh
Well they gotta hurry if they wonne be the first, Cuz palit is launching a non refference too soon.

GTX470


GTX480

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#18
KainXS
i didn't see that, so it has 4 of 5, why in the world would they do that though, it might cool worst but if that heatpipe on the bottom isn't there then it should have more airflow out the back, this could be a new revision for the heatsink

good eyes man.

just found this 480 though



a full coverage block for the 480.
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
I like those palit ones, but I always hear people bitching about bios issues with them... though that seemed to be with the ati cards which they no longer make. Wonder how they cut 1.5 inches off the 470?
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
PaLiT's always rock. Not sure I understand why I know 3d is doing this. Obviously they dont know 3 d :)
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#21
aj28
Palit wins the connectivity contest. Who told nVidia that people wanted mini-HDMI? Not only is it worthless, but manufacturers have to pay a licensing fee just to have the worthless thing on there!
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#22
polarman5k
Whenever I hear of Fermi posts all I can think of is this.



Sorry rubbish at photoshop so quality isnt too good.
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#23
STEvil
that palit card looks like it might be able to do tripple display gaming on one card.
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#25
idx
by: polarman5k
Whenever I hear of Fermi posts all I can think of is this.

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww328/polarman5k/FERMIbbq.jpg

Sorry rubbish at photoshop so quality isnt too good.
at least Fermi runs on 72C° its not that bad , dont you remember ATI radeon hd4870x2 , it was running on 105 C° and what ATI said about it is "its normal for gpu to run at this temp" . non of the ati fans comment on this ... loooooooooool some ppl are really sick .
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