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Old 07-09-10, 12:21 PM   #9
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Default Re: Step-Up from a 465 to a 470?

You want be dissapointed in the GTX470 and if you are going SLI then even better.The GTX 470 is quite a bit faster then a GTX 465 since they have chopped it down so much unless your lucky and get get one that will flash to a GTX 470 .I know PNY was selling the first ones with the full 1280 memory on the card ,so when you flashed it to a 470 you had all the memory.I found some MSI GTX 470's for $279 on sale so I bought two.I was thinking of getting a GTX 480 ,but I thoughtat that price I might as well get two GTX 470's.I was amazed of how well they overclocked.One of them would do 805/3800 and the other would do 795/3925 at default voltage.I would have thought they would have put faster GDDR5 memory on them.My HD5870 would do 5200mhz but they had .4ns memory on them and I think the GTX 470 just has .5ns memory and it has a wider buss.320bit v 256bit so I guess they did'nt need it no faster.The MSI GTX 470 has a lot of overclocking room,and I have not tried raiseing the voltage yet.The sound is no where as loud as people or reviewers made it out to be ,sure if you crank it to 100% then yes it is loud but 70 and under is not bad at all.It is no louder then my three GTX 280's were.But they do need the power if you are going to run two.At least a good 750watt powersupply would be the minimum,I would recomend at least a 850watt if you are going to overclock.Which most people do and why not when you can get such a big gain out of doing it.
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