ASUS GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 68

ASUS GeForce GTX 470 Fermi Review

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A few weeks back NVIDIA launched what is certainly the most anticipated graphics card series this year. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 and 480 are based on NVIDIA's new Fermi architecture which is a complete overhaul of the GT200 architecture. The cards offer full support for DirectX 11 and Tesselation, as well as 3D Vision Surround for multi-monitor gaming in 3D.

The GeForce GTX 470 is based on the same Fermi core as the GTX 480 but uses a reduced shader count and less memory bus width. In the image above, you can see the disabled components of the GF100 GPU. Please note that the red rectangles can be any SM or any MC, not specifically the marked ones. This allows NVIDIA to harvest more GPUs from their production which results in a more economic end-user pricing of the product.

ASUS has sent us a final retail sample of GeForce GTX 470.

HD 4870 X2
GTX 285
HD 5850
GTX 470
HD 5870
GTX 480
GTX 295
HD 5970
Shader units 2x 800240144044816004802x 2402x 1600
ROPs2x 1632324032482x 282x 32
GPU2x RV770GT200bCypressGF100CypressGF1002x GT200b2x Cypress
Transistors2x 956M1400M2154M3200M2154M3200M2x 1400M2x 2154M
Memory Size2x 1024 MB 1024 MB1024 MB1280 MB1024 MB1536 MB2x 896 MB2x 1024 MB
Memory Bus Width 2x 256 bit 512 bit 256 bit 320 bit 256 bit 384 bit 2x 448 bit 2x 256 bit
Core Clock750 MHz 648 MHz 725 MHz 607 MHz 850 MHz 700 MHz 576 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Clock900 MHz 1242 MHz 1000 MHz 837 MHz 1200 MHz 924 MHz 999 MHz 1000 MHz

Packaging & Contents

We received a retail card, but without packaging and accessories.
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