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*The.Doctor

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#1 8 years ago

With this nice shiny new Palit GTX 470, just got it delivered and installed last night. Sorry for the bad picture quality, i took these with my iPhone since the good camera's battery was dead, better pics will be coming!

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I was surprised, its actually shorter than my 4870:

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Overclocking so far:

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Temps are not bad either. I think the Fermi heat issues were exaggerated. With my OC above, and the fan set to 70% (which is still quite enough not to hear it over my case fans) i'm idleing around 42-44C and hitting 76-79C after a hour or so of gaming. At stock speeds and fan settings i got 39C idle, 83C load, and the fan only spun up to 52%. So now its OCed and cooler :cool:. That's in a small case in a room thats 84F with no AC, so i think that is pretty good. I'm sure in larger cases it would be better. I'm very impressed with it so far, performance is definitely a huge step up from my 4870.




*Daedalus

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#2 8 years ago

Welcome to the club! I haven't done much OCing with mine yet, as I'm thinking I might wait for Christmas when I get my 480 under water, but I might give it a go at some point and see how far I get. Should be able to get mine to 800 easy, maybe 850, but I doubt I could stand the noise. Congrats, and happy gaming!




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#3 8 years ago

Yeah, depends on the game your playing, duration of session, case ventilation, and ambient room temp. Might be a bit warmer say playing Metro 2033 with the settings cranked up for a few hrs. Also that cooler Palit uses does tend to result in at least 4c lower temps.

Me, I'm still leaning toward the more efficient Fermi light in the 384 core GF104, but come time they release I would be tempted if the 470 were at a lower price.




Chocu1a

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#4 8 years ago
*The.Doctor;5388548 Temps are not bad either. I think the Fermi heat issues were exaggerated. With my OC above, and the fan set to 70% (which is still quite enough not to hear it over my case fans) i'm idleing around 42-44C and hitting 76-79C after a hour or so of gaming. At stock speeds and fan settings i got 39C idle, 83C load, and the fan only spun up to 52%. So now its OCed and cooler :cool:. That's in a small case in a room thats 84F with no AC, so i think that is pretty good. I'm sure in larger cases it would be better. I'm very impressed with it so far, performance is definitely a huge step up from my 4870.

I have been saying this. All the talk of heat & crap are so over exaggerated. My old gtx260 & gtx275 would run at those temps & I never had an issue. My 470 was shorter than the 275 actually. I love the cooler. I am waiting impatiently for the Zalman VF3000F to hit retail. I want to get a better oc without having to run the fan above 70%. Welcome to the club!




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#5 8 years ago

Looks pretty awesome! Pretty jealous, I can take that ol 4870 off your hands if you want ;)




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#6 8 years ago

Yeah I'm not doubting the 470 is a good GPU, esp at some of the dropped prices I've seen, but not all are reporting such temps. You'll find just as many people saying theirs are running mid 80s to 90c even after the BIOS revision. Saying no more than 79c after only an hr of gaming without even mentioning what game, settings and res isn't saying much really.

The 470s obviously aren't as power efficient as the GF104 either. I'm guessing two 475s will run on as low as a 650w/52A PSU from the 460 power requirements I've seen. Anyways, the GF104 looks too good to jump on a 470 (my original choice) without waiting to see what the 475 will be like first. IMO they never should have crammed all that HPC architecture into their consumer level chips. They've always kept workstation cards separate from gaming cards in the past, why should it be any different now?




*The.Doctor

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#7 8 years ago
You'll find just as many people saying theirs are running mid 80s to 90c even after the BIOS revision. Saying no more than 79c after only an hr of gaming without even mentioning what game, settings and res isn't saying much really.

I just played Metro 2033 for 2 hours in DX11 high settings, 1920x1080 4x AA / 16x AF, with my 470 overclocked at 775/1550/1900 with the fan at 70% and temps ranged from 78 to 80C max. As i'm typing this post its idle at 41C.

I have to say, this 470 is a overclocking beast as well, i'm at a 167Mhz on the core and a 452Mhz effective OC on the mem and i've not seen a single artifact yet.

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#8 8 years ago

Yeah that's not bad, but like I said the cooler on that Palit drops the temp about 4c, and at any temp it's a wattage hog. I won't know what I'll want until I see what the 475 can do and what they price them at.




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#9 8 years ago

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