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How about Gigabyte GTX 470

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 10, 2010 4:30:34 AM

Hello there,can anyone tell me is it a good choice to buy a Gigabyte GTX 470..?I ask because the store near my place only sell GTX 470 from gigabyte,unlike HD5870 from XFX,Gigabyte n sapphire...

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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 5:11:38 AM

Gigabyte makes decent GPU's yes.
a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 5:48:51 AM

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470s are fine, the major difference between them and XFX is customer support and warranty. Besides, XFX don't even make GTX 480s/GTX 470s, they were 'banned' from doing so. SAPPHIRE makes ATi cards only.
a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 4:07:48 PM

Gigabyte is a very good brand for PC parts. Their video cards in the GTX 470 lineup right now are just Reference cards, as PsychoSaysDie indicated. Basically, just about everyone selling the GTX 470 right now is selling nVidia's release version with their own stickers on them.

Only way to get different is to go with Palit or someone who has already put their own cooler/fan on it. Otherwise it's all the same parts.