I purchased one of these in December 2010 for about £230 to replace my ATi HD4870. The performance gains are great and the picture quality is a lot better
This overclocked version of the GTX 470 offered by Gigabyte is very fast and is comparable to the GTX 480 in terms of frame rates.
This card comes factory overclocked at:
- Core: 700MHz
- Shader Clock: 1400MHz
- Memory Clock 3348 MHz
I have had no stability issues with this card.
The card is installed into the PCI-Express x16 slot of the motherboard.
It comes supplied with drivers and utilities to make use of more advanced features of the card.
Noise and Temperatures
I like what Gigabyte have done with this card as it is very quiet and uses a total of 3 fans to keep it cool which does a very good job indeed.
LED Power Indicator
On the back of the card there is a strip of LED's which light up to indicate the power consumption of the card. To use this feature however, you must be running the OC GURU tool which is supplied on the disk
This is a very long graphics card at 11 inches and uses 2 slots. Make sure that you can fit it into your case before buying.
This card is very nice. It has a great cooling solution and offers the best performance of any GTX 470 card.
It might be a bit long for a few users.