Thursday, April 29th 2010

Gainward Launches GeForce GTX 470 GOOD Edition Graphics Card

A “GOOD” news announced by Gainward, a leading brand in enthusiastic graphics cards, keeps its glorious traditions, redefines performance by release of Gainward Optimized Own Design (GOOD). Gainward races against competitions and develops the market first own designed GeForce GTX 470 “GOOD” Edition with “Gamer’s Spirit” in mind. The card received optimized circuit layout on a longer PCB (10.5 inches to NVIDIA reference 9.5 inches), which enables better overclockability owing to plentiful PWM power modules with rugged solid-state components on better ground, also allows to accommodate larger heat-pipes cooler with dual 8 cm double bearing fans, which improved thermal characteristics and significantly reduced noise at full load. Even better, the card is geared with “QuattroPorts” integrated 4 ports in 1 including DisplayPort, HDMI 1.3a (upgradeable to HDMI 1.4 support for 3D format with upcoming NVIDIA 3DTV Play) & Dual DVIs, fulfill universal connectivity for diverse displays.

Gainward GeForce GTX 470 GOOD Edition features 1280MB GDDR5 memory clocked at 1674MHz (Bandwidth 133.92 GB/sec), core clock is set at standard 607MHz. Although clockrate is rather modest by default, better cooling and optimized circuit have left lots of headroom for overclocking by Gainward award winning graphics tuning utility – Expertool, which activates clockrate settings and fan control with user-friendly interface and fail-safe clock-down override. Even the first-timers can exercise overclocking with peace of mind.
Gainward GeForce GTX 470 GOOD Edition supports all NVIDIA state-of-the-art graphics technologies, designs in complete adoption of all Microsoft DirectX 11 hardware features from ground up, delivers stunning realism with tessellation and ray-tracing, fully utilized its parallel computing power of 448 CUDA cores distributed in 14 tessellation units, implemented 32x anti-aliasing mode for the highest level of image quality and real time PhysX. What any hardcore gamers cannot live without it is 3D Vision Surround in SLI configuration. Words are not enough. Immerse yourself in front of three full HD monitors. You will enjoy shooting enemies, at the same time, busying dodging from debris throwing at you. See it, Play it, Love it!

Gainward dedicates in graphics industry and stands strong for more than 2 decades counts on innovative R&D and highest quality control standards down to components level. Gainward won gamers’ thumb-up with signature designs listed below:

Gainward Grand-Prix Heatpipes Hybrid Cooler with 2GR8 Fans, 2 COOL! 3 Way SLI fully supported
Gainward Grand-Prix Heat-Pipes Hybrid Cooler, was designed in 6 mm copper-water heat-pipes on a copper base conducting heats away from GPU at highest efficiency, then dissipating onto aluminum heatsinks, which are forced ventilated with Great 8 cm double-ball-bearings Twin Fans (2GR8). Achieve highest efficiency cooling performance up to 10˚C lower at power saving mode, 12˚C lower at full load with respect to reference GTX 470, run at 6dB quieter, mere one fourth (1/4) of loudness than reference GTX 470 at full load (measuring distance at 30 cm, ambient noise at 33dB). Gainward award winning Grand-Prix cooler, 2GR8, 2COOL! Another important feature’s worth mentioning is Gainward GeForce GTX 470 GOOD edition is a strict 2-slot design for full compliance of 3 Way SLI to differentiate from others who work in 2.2 even 2.5 slot, which may run into mechanical interference or overheating due to poor ventilation.

Rugged Cap, Full Solid-State OS-CON capacitors
Gainward designs in only with the highest quality components to ensure excellent stability at extreme conditions, no one piece of Gainward GTX 470 was shipped without surviving from critical burn-in tests. High quality low-ESR solid-state OS-CON capacitors are used to improve overclockability and robustness even at critical environments.

QuattroPorts, 4-ports-in-1 Universal HD connectivity
Gainward generously provide 4 Full HD ports (DisplayPort, HDMI & Dual Dual-Link DVIs) in one, fulfills universal connectivity to diverse displays. Dual View is supported with ease without bothering connector conversion. Got a 30” monitor looking for 2560 x 1600 extreme HD resolution.

Best C/P DX11 High-end Cards of All
Gainward has done the homework raced against its big brother GeForce GTX 480 and its rival Radeon 5870 & 5850. The result is rather exciting. Without a doubt, GTX 480 pulled the highest score above all, while GTX 470 outperforms 5870 up to 15%, and whopping 37% faster than 5850 at normal settings.
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34 Comments on Gainward Launches GeForce GTX 470 GOOD Edition Graphics Card

#1
wiak
only 2 outputs works at a time regardless of how many :p
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#2
arroyo
:shadedshu Palit quality inside. Everybody know that Gainward is only re-branded Palit! I would never buy Palit ... never again.
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#3
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
This looks a nice product and seems to address some of the generic fermi issues, however I am guessing that despite it's potential, the consumer will have to pay a premium for it, therefore the "bang for Buck" price gap aginst it's competition broadens even further, for NVIDIA and fermi enthusiasts though this is probably a good thing. Nice to see some early innovation nonetheless.
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#4
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
arroyo said:
:shadedshu Palit quality inside. Everybody know that Gainward is only re-branded Palit! I would never buy Palit ... never again.
Not so sure technically that "re-branded" is the right term, although you may well be right, Gainward is one of two palit subsidery companies and I do know that in several designs the enhanced cooling is carried over between the 3 companies (especially for their Golden Sample, Sonic OC brands), but quite often the actual specs can be different. In my experience of owning Palit, Gainward and Xpertvision cards, more often than not Gainward have provided better binned and more overclockable GPU's for example..... I see Gainward as the "quality" subsidery, Xpertvision as the "budget" and Palit the Parent company, sitting in the middle, of course in some cases the 3 companies also have different geographical markets. In essence, I have a very high opinion of Gainward!
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#5
Melvis
Nice card and my guess nice price, ill have to settle for the BAD edition? :laugh:
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#6
Yellow&Nerdy?
Oh man the name is so ironic. Evga has the FTW-edition stuff, Asus has ROG-products and Gainward has GOOD-products. Does that mean that the stock card is BAD, if this is the GOOD-edition?:roll:

EDIT: And they have also copied the rear I/O design from ATI. That goes to show, which company has the upper-hand right now.
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#7
Kitkat
dont worry its "good" lol
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#8
arroyo
I've had Gainward HD4870 GS and it was just the worst card ever. Memory cooling was not sufficent (BSODs) and it was too loud. My shop changed it to Palit HD 4870 GS (the SAME card!!!). I sold that piece of junk and bought Asus reference HD4850 and I love it.
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#9
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
arroyo said:
I've had Gainward HD4870 GS and it was just the worst card ever. Memory cooling was not sufficent (BSODs) and it was too loud. My shop changed it to Palit HD 4870 GS (the SAME card!!!). I sold that piece of junk and bought Asus reference HD4850 and I love it.
Yes, to be fair, my experience with their cards are on the green side.
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#10
Animalpak
That word looks like infinity symbol
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#11
OnBoard
Animalpak said:
That word looks like infinity symbol
Sure looks like it. Good just be play on GainwardD with middle part replaced with infinity G∞D.
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#12
DriedFrogPills
who did they get to proof read that press release makes no sense at all at times
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#13
Mussels
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A “GOOD” news announced by Gainward, a leading brand in enthusiastic graphics cards, keeps its glorious traditions, redefines performance by release of Gainward Optimized Own Design (GOOD). Gainward races against competitions and develops the market first own designed GeForce GTX 470 “GOOD” Edition with “Gamer’s Spirit” in mind.
making sense of this hurts my brain
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#14
entropy13
Mussels said:
making sense of this hurts my brain
Too much commas, and something singular becomes plural. :roll:
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#15
roast
arroyo said:
I've had Gainward HD4870 GS and it was just the worst card ever. Memory cooling was not sufficent (BSODs) and it was too loud. My shop changed it to Palit HD 4870 GS (the SAME card!!!). I sold that piece of junk and bought Asus reference HD4850 and I love it.
I reckon thats just bad luck. :(
I've had quite a few Palit cards over the years (even built loads of PC's for customers using the G92-based Palit and Gainward cards) and I've yet to see any of them fail.

Unfortunatly, with any manufacturer, you can still have bad luck. I built a machine for a customer recently which had one Sapphire 5970, and guess what..... it failed. Bad luck.
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#16
HalfAHertz
Kitkat said:
dont worry its "good" lol
I agree this design is very "GOOD" :)
Interesting I/O panel, what happened, they had spares left from the hd5850/70's? :laugh:
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#17
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Gainward Optimized Own Design"

Sounds like a rushed out PR abbreviation.
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#18
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Never used Gainward, but im glad they fixed some of the issues plauging Fermi.
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#19
DigitalUK
I think people should wait for the Better Edition, GOOD just seems ok:)
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
DigitalUK said:
I think people should wait for the Better Edition, GOOD just seems ok:)
"better" and "best" editions coming soon...
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Mussels said:
"better" and "best" editions coming soon...
Then they'll go German and name it "bester", which just means "best" again.
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
then we get the Uber edition (i cant do that : above the U thingy on my keyboard, grammar nazis)
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#24
DigitalUK
I also like the gamers Spirit in mind PR, wasnt on the top of the list but nice they kept it in mind.
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#25
entropy13
Mussels said:
then we get the Uber edition (i cant do that : above the U thingy on my keyboard, grammar nazis)
Just use charmap then :p

Über-Bestest-Ever Edition
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