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Old August 19, 2010, 09:54 AM
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Default ASUS VS EVGA--GTX 470-- Does it run cooler?

I recently got a ASUS 470, running 800/1600/1900 at .987v.
But will stabilize around 89c-93c under MSI Kombuster without a fan profile.

I've heard that the EVGA 470 cards can get around 77c--is this the card itself being of better design?
If it is I'm going to return my unit for this..

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB (012-P3-1470-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 470 Chipset (607Mhz) 1280MB (3348Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Display Dual-Link DVI-I/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card | Canada Computers


Would this be the better route to go? Its a 20 dollar difference. But i'd like to make sure about the temperature differences, I hope this isnt the case since this ASUS model OC's so well! But would rather take less heat over an overclock.


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-I have an HAF 932 full system fans on a controller; cooling on my part isnt the issue.

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Old August 19, 2010, 10:39 AM
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That's an insanely good o/c i'd look into replacing thermal compound/stock cooler/fan profiles before changing cards.
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Old August 19, 2010, 11:20 AM
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I'm looking at some ASUS Temps people posted in other forums, apparently if you have the low Vcore 470 from them you can manage 825-850 on stock cooler!

Regardless, does the EVGA model run drastically cooler?
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Old August 20, 2010, 08:44 PM
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Just an update, I reset my GPU and tried getting the best low voltage and clock. So far i've ended up with this (had to notch voltage up one level to prevent errors.


I need to ask one last time, are these normal temperature? I have a fan profile setup and once over 86c will stay at 100%. This test was run on OCCT GPU Stress test.

I hope i'm going crazy, but to me this HOT HOT HOT!


Heres and update... [IMG=http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/6058/occtgputemp.th.jpg][/IMG]
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Old August 20, 2010, 10:16 PM
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The GTX 470's with the high flow bracket and the backplate from EVGA run cooler.
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The back plate is fore sale on EVGA site dont Know if your card can mount it but.
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The back plate is fore sale on EVGA site dont Know if your card can mount it but.
Any reference design card should be able to use the bracket and backplate. Of course, you can make your own "high-flow" backplate with 5 minutes and a rotary tool ;).
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Seriously though, why would you give up on one of the potentially best GTX470's out there. (for a non power consumption related issue)

Your temps are normal, they run that hot and they easily push 100c in stuff like Furmark/OCCT.

What I did to reduce temps was I took off the shroud and strapped a Sanyo Denki fan to the heatsink. It's a little loud but not as loud as the stock delta on 100%, not to mention temps dropped nearly 10c. Any good quality fan should be able to make a pretty big difference. Problem with that setup is it kicks a ton of hot air around in your case, so I wouldn't recommended it if you don't have good airflow/high positive pressure.

You could also use stuff like the high flow bracket or backplate from EVGA, they'll all reduce your temps by a bit.
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Alright guys, wanted to update everyone on some cool findings.

So I returned my ASUS GTX 470 for a EVGA 470, both are vanilla models.

EVGA temperature are DRASTICALLY lower. While my Asus would hit 93-95c on OCCT/furmark I currently max out around 75-80 without a fan profile on EVGA! Also I think I know why this might be, the ASUS card was manufactured is March 2010, while the EVGA seems to be newer-Revisions have been made.

Cool stuff!

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Old August 29, 2010, 02:36 AM
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hmm but what clocks did you achieve with the new card in comparison ?
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