NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 SLI Review

Author: Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig
Date: April 14, 2010
Product Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
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Test System & Setup

Processor: Intel Core i7 920(ES) @ 4.0Ghz (Turbo Mode Enabled)
Memory: Corsair 3x2GB Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling: CoolIT Boreas mTEC + Scythe Fan Controller (Off for Power Consuption tests)
Disk Drive: Pioneer DVD Writer
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000W
Monitor: Samsung 305T 30” widescreen LCD
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate N x64 SP1

Graphics Cards:

GTX 480
GTX 470 + SLI
ATI HD 5970 2GB (Stock)
Sapphire HD 5870 1GB (Stock) + Crossfire
Sapphire HD 5850 1GB (Stock) + Crossfire


ATI 10.3a Preview + 10.3 Crossfire Profile 1.0
NVIDIA 197.17 Beta

Applications Used:

Aliens Versus Predator
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
DiRT 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Far Cry 2
Metro 2033
Unigine: Heaven

*Note that Left 4 Dead 2 was removed from the list due to an update which rendered all previous timedemos invalid


- All games tested have been patched to their latest version

- The OS has had all the latest hotfixes and updates installed

- All scores you see are the averages after 2 benchmark runs

All game-specific methodologies are explained above the graphs for each game

All IQ settings were adjusted in-game


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