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 18.71 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.88
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
26 March 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$349
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$522
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
215 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
34.0 billion / sec
 
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

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
 
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
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Benchmark 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

18.71

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

3601

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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 470 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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 6970, which is slower by 2% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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