NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 470 sales 26 March 2010 at a recommended price of $349. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.67 GHz are supplied, and together with 320 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 133.9 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 9.5" (241 mm) (24.1 cm). two 6-pins power connector is required, and power consumption is at 215 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 14.05 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
10.72
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
26 March 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$349
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$522.01
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 470's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 470's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
448
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
448
 
Core clock speed
1215 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
215 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
34.0 billion / sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,088.6 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 470's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
9.5" (241 mm) (24.1 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pins
 
SLI options
2-way3-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 470: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1280 MB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
320 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1674 MHz (3348 data rate)
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
133.9 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 470.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVIMini HDMI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
Surround
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.0
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 470. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
13.86
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
25757
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2396
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
2758
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4342
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
16753
 
Passmark
3604
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
2940
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
44
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 470. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
97 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 470 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.04
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
265
 
medium / 768p
107
 
high / 768p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
306
 
medium / 768p
156
 
high / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
241
 
medium / 768p
174
 
high / 768p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
80
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
Civilization 5 (2010)
low / 768p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
78
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
34
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 470 from AMD is Radeon HD 5870, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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