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ASUS GeForce GTX 470 Fermi ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5

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#51
Can it reach 1 GHz? Would like to see the upcoming GTX 460 more energy efficient and reasonably priced to compete against the HD 5850...But for now....:toast:
 

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#53
wow, great review wizz, now i will wait for HD 5850 price drop, let's competition begin
 

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added info about voltage increase via smartdoctor to the oc section
 

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Too bad that the max vgpu is 1.087V, same as msi's afterburner. You think this is a software or hardware limitation?
the voltage regulator doesnt support i2c, only vid input. afterburner and smartdoctor both use nvidia's driver to set the voltage, and 1.087 is the highest the driver allows
 
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#57
I think it's already time for gtx475 and gtx 485
gtx 275 was way better than gtx 260 more power, less power consumption
the same for gtx 280 vs gtx285
and 250 euro's is a nice price for gtx 470
I will wait
gtx275 is still fine for me

Edit
great review wizz
 
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#58
same shit different name, another over heat card in GTX4xx

thanx w1zzard that was great review as always
 

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#59
In Sweden the 470 costs as much as the 5870 (3700 swedish crowns, ~515 dollars) so there's no reason to even look at the 470.

For the 480 you will get 5850x2 :)
 

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apart from the price, this seems decent.

power consumption is a little high, but its still acceptable for a high performance card
 
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Just ordered this one today! Only doubt is if the 'voltage control' by Asus does make any sense?
(Somewhere I read the 'standard' GFX470 does not have any voltage control)
 
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Increible! PR-bs caught me! lol. So Asus just offers their own software and maybe (?) better BIOS...
This time I just want the best brand with best options, and not waste my time like with Gigabyte 585OC.
 
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Increible! PR-bs caught me! lol. So Asus just offers their own software and maybe (?) better BIOS...
This time I just want the best brand with best options, and not waste my time like with Gigabyte 585OC.
Increible pero cierto. :)
 
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ahhaha!
 
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i changed the stock thermal paste for artic cooling #3 and my idle temps are 39-40!!! That's 8 less than the review. (and no I am not running airco :)
 

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i changed the stock thermal paste for artic cooling #3 and my idle temps are 39-40!!! That's 8 less than the review. (and no I am not running airco :)
You using a watercooler? I've seen reviews say its 80-90 idle. Yet you claiming half the temperature.
 

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You using a watercooler? I've seen reviews say its 80-90 idle. Yet you claiming half the temperature.
I have yet to see a review claim 80-90°C idle, load maybe, but not idle.

And yes, with all the gunk they slather on the card at the factory, simply removing it and putting the TIM on properly, even with generic TIM, can greatly effect temps.
 
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lol... If only full load (80ºC) was cooler, otherwise I WILL be running airco soon, for me!!!! 8)

Another interesting fact is that with the Radeon 5850, during Furmark, the temps would climb, climb, climb and reach more than 100 ºC...

Well, with this 470, the temp reaches 88 aprox, and the fan speeds up and the temp stays under 90 forever.... at the price of a jet engine sound....