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Default GeForce GTX 470 and 480 review [Guru3D.com] - 03-27-2010, 01:00 | posts: 6,462

GeForce GTX 470 and 480 review Today we test both the GeForce GTX 470 and 480. Yes after waiting a ling time NVIDIA today finally released their high-end enthusiast class DirectX 11 capable demonic...

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Sweet Review HH, nice performance.

Too expensive atm tho, Cheapest 480 on OCUK is Ģ445

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Default 03-27-2010, 01:07 | posts: 8,126 | Location: UK

ahh quick second post! best review yet hilbert!

expected a bit more from nvidia and they are taking the piss with their prices. shame!

ati takes back the win hehe.
   
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Sweet Review HH, nice performance.

Too expensive atm tho, Cheapest 480 on OCUK is Ģ445
Not as 1st as me!..

Not really impressed, was too long coming, I'd still buy a 5870 just because I don't really like the numbers 470/480, just looks weird. That's how I! buy hardware

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Default 03-27-2010, 01:08 | posts: 3,642 | Location: Poland

Took 6 months to see it failing on performance vs power consumption.

nVidia now should drop prices really quick, if they want to compete at all.
   
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Review was good, definitely takes the performance crown, but at 6 months it should have probably been a lot better. They need to get their memory controller up to the same speed as AMD and get those extra shaders working.
   
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Hrm. Well. I won't deny that the 480 is a little faster then the 5870 in terms of raw performance, but it's not worth the +$100 USD price tag over it.

I was on the fence between the 5870 and the 480 (looking to upgrade from my 4870 512MB).

I think I'll be happy with the 5870. Who knows, maybe once the 480's actually HIT the street, it'll be closer to the 5870 in price. I'd pay $15-$25 more than the 5870, but that's about it. (Hey, I'm cheap).
   
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Review was good, definitely takes the performance crown, but at 6 months it should have probably been a lot better. They need to get their memory controller up to the same speed as AMD and get those extra shaders working.
performance on framerate man but zero else. well in fact it doesnt win hands down v a 5870 in every bench,

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Default 03-27-2010, 01:17 | posts: 9,892 | Location: Yorkshire [UK]

Too long, read the last page though and it looks good, nould probably read it all if I was in the market, but I don't go high end, although I spend most my time on my PC what I have now is fine for me. Anyway, from a skim of the review it looks good. Thanks
   
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I don't expect now AMD droping prices, thats pretty bad , i was hoping for HD5850 come down a little bit.
   
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Default 03-27-2010, 01:21 | posts: 1,319 | Location: Mars

Great review as always Hilbert!

I was really curious about the performance of the 470, because iīm considering it to replace my 8800GT, and iīm a little disappointed, i was expecting a bigger lead over the 5850. The strong points of fermi appear to be their performance on DX11. I also expected the clocks (specially the memory ones) to be higher.

Letīs hope the GTX470 is sold below 300€ or that ATI drops their prices.
   
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thanx hilbert for the great review. cheers!
   
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Another HD5850 here i come
   
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Default 03-27-2010, 01:22 | posts: 2,053 | Location: Flowery

Well that is disappointing. The 480 is only marginally better than the 5870. Not worth getting 3 extra FPS for $100 extra dollars.
480 EPIC FAIL for how long it took to come out.

The 470...on the other hand. It's a beast! It rapes badly the 5850! And it's only $30-50 dollars more for near DRASTIC improvement.


GeForce 480


GeForce 470
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Default 03-27-2010, 01:25 | posts: 6,559

It looks to me like each company's cards fit their release times. The 5870 is a first gen DX11 card and Fermi performs more like a second gen one.

I'm sure we all would have liked to have seen how much you had to turn up the fan to overclock them, since they load in the mid 90s, and how loud it was, when you did.
   
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Default 03-27-2010, 01:26 | posts: 1,319 | Location: Mars

[QUOTE=Devolution;3515080]Well that is disappointing. The 480 is only marginally better than the 5870. Not worth getting 3 extra FPS for $100 extra dollars.
480 EPIC FAIL for how long it took to come out.

The 470...on the other hand. It's a beast! It rapes badly the 5850! And it's only $30-50 dollars more for near DRASTIC improvement.

Man, my eyes must be tired, i really didnīt see the 470 "raping" the 5850...
   
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Default 03-27-2010, 01:26 | posts: 12 | Location: Croatia

5 fps is amazing diference in metro at 1920. yea right. this article to obvios

5850 in cf rules,kills 480.less power,less heat more preformance and almost same price

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Default 03-27-2010, 01:27 | posts: 2,053 | Location: Flowery

in some of the benchmarks, I thought I saw the 470 coming close to 5870 performance, drastically beating some 5850 marks.

Then again, I'm on motrin right now because I hurt my back at the gym too...so...
   
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Congratulations ATI, Its your year! Unless Nvidia drops their prices waaaay down.

Dissapointed, I was hoping for some nice performance due to their 6 months " Advantage " but nothing happened

Not a Fanboy, I just like whats best, and Ati is the best one at this moment.
   
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great review, thanks Hilbert... i donīt what to say.. the gtx480 sometimes beats the 5970, and almost always above the 5870.. but i would prefer the gtx470, cheaper and by miles better than the 5850, and two of then FTW..
   
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Default 03-27-2010, 01:29 | posts: 10,696 | Location: U.K

Both great cards by the looks of it, could we get another article on there physX performance?? great review by the way Hilbert.
   
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Really happy with how it turned out, easily beat the 5870 in nearly everything, and the newer the game the larger the lead, which means that performance is going to get better with each new driver and game that is released, even ATI optimised games such as Dirt2 and Hawx seem to be faster on the GTX480, and 470 compared to the 5850.

Power consumption is irrelevant to me, this is a enthusiast site, so think people are just nitpicking just for the sake of it.
Price is a touch high, but considering how much i like and use Cuda applications, PhysX and other GGPU app's, the higher price seems more justified, if you don't use these things then the 5870 is the better option though.

Only thing missing compared to the 5870 is the HD audio support, which is a shame.
   
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Like I predicted these cards would face some problems because of:
1. Way too many transistors for 40nm, a shrinkage refresh is needed
2. 384bit memory interface doesn't really add much except heat and cost

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nvida made litleee boo-boo with this card but i think they will bounce back
   
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great review, thanks Hilbert... i donīt what to say.. the gtx480 sometimes beats the 5970, and almost always above the 5870.. but i would prefer the gtx470, cheaper and by miles better than the 5850, and two of then FTW..
where 480 beat 5970,in dreams? i wish it does so i could go and buy one.
58xx overclocks very,very well........
   
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