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 16.85 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 470's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.39
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
26 March 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$349
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$522.01
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

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
 
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
 
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
11
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card 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

16.85

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

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

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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 470
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 470
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 470.

low / 768p
306
 
medium / 768p
156
 
high / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 470.

low / 768p
241
 
medium / 768p
174
 
high / 768p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
80
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on GeForce GTX 470.

ultra / 1080p
60
 

World of Tanks v8

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to World of Tanks v8 official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended Radeon HD 7850

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Tanks v8 on GeForce GTX 470.

low / 768p
118
 
medium / 768p
80
 
high / 768p
72
 
ultra / 1080p
52
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

GTX 470
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on GeForce GTX 470.

high / 768p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 

Civilization 5

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to Civilization 5 official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 7900 GS
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on GeForce GTX 470.

low / 768p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 470 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GTX 470
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 470.

ultra / 1080p
78
 

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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