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GTX 470 SLI vs GTX460 SLI

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August 8, 2010 12:41:34 AM

Hi
Is it true that GTX 460 is more powerful than GTX470 SLI ??
If this is true , How come this happen and _as I know_ when GTX470 is overclocked well it gets close 480.
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August 8, 2010 12:52:57 AM

gtx 470 is more power and fast
August 8, 2010 12:53:35 AM

gtx 460 is LOW PROFILE
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a c 168 Î Nvidia
August 8, 2010 1:03:15 AM

NIKOSATI said:
gtx 460 is LOW PROFILE

No it's not.
August 8, 2010 1:26:28 AM

I know gtx 470 is more powerful than 460 but they say that 460 sli scaling is much better than 470 sli that the net result is 460 sli is better than 470sli !!!
a c 168 Î Nvidia
August 8, 2010 1:33:47 AM

The 470 SLi setup would give better fps than the 460 SLi setup but the cost and power usage make the 460's the more attractive proposition.
a b Î Nvidia
August 8, 2010 1:41:53 AM

One area where the power of the cards can be compared (somewhat) is the amount of SP's or Cuda cores. The 470 has 448 and the the 460 has 336.
The 470 comes clocked at 607mhz
The 460 is clocked any where from 675-820. Its at 820mhz where it approaches the power of the gtx 470 at 600mhz.
The 470 can be almost a hundred dollars more a card. So the overclocking ability of the 460 gives gamers the power of the flagship cards for less.
August 8, 2010 1:49:48 AM

but if you overclock 460 , also you can ovrclock 470 to 800mhz with more voltage and on stock air cooling and msi afterburner good profile .
I want a benchmark of 460 oc sli against sli 470 oc and not oc .
a c 168 Î Nvidia
August 8, 2010 1:54:21 AM

r_Rozx said:
but if you overclock 460 , also you can ovrclock 470 to 800mhz with more voltage and on stock air cooling and msi afterburner good profile .
I want a benchmark of 460 oc sli against sli 470 oc and not oc .

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-sli-review/5 They only use the 768MB versions though.
August 8, 2010 8:54:36 PM

@r_Rozx

When I extensively tested the 470 for an overclocking article, I locked it in at 800 MHz with stock voltage and cooling.

If I was doing Furmark or something stressful with that overclock, I would set the fan at only 60% (using EVGA Precision) to maintain low temps.
August 11, 2010 4:58:49 AM

I have a friend who overclocked it to 905MHz with stock air cooling and he increased the voltage to 1,0037 (I think , I don't really remember but I can get you the exact number if you need it) and made MSI afterburner profile to Increase the fan speed when temperature increases and every thing is fine .This is largest stable overclock I've seen for GTX470 , approximately 30% of stock speed on stock air cooling ,impressive !!

What I adore about GTX470 , When you make MSI afterburner fan profile , It becomes very quit as it runs idle on 50 MHz only , so temp. is low and fan also is low .It reaches the overclock frequency only when you play games , so it runs hot and MSI profile increase fan speed , it gets noisy but you know what !! I can't hear it as the game covers it , When you finish playing it gets back to 50MHz and temp is low again and quite .
August 11, 2010 6:31:22 AM

r_Rozx said:
I know gtx 470 is more powerful than 460 but they say that 460 sli scaling is much better than 470 sli that the net result is 460 sli is better than 470sli !!!


No, that is completely false. The GTX 470 SLI will scale just as well as the GTX 460 SLI. A GTX 470 is about 20% faster than a GTX 460, so the setup should coincide with that. It is the 5850 CROSSFIRE that scales worse than the GTX 460 SLI to the point of irrelevancy.

r_Rozx said:
I have a friend who overclocked it to 905MHz with stock air cooling and he increased the voltage to 1,0037 (I think , I don't really remember but I can get you the exact number if you need it) and made MSI afterburner profile to Increase the fan speed when temperature increases and every thing is fine .This is largest stable overclock I've seen for GTX470 , approximately 30% of stock speed on stock air cooling ,impressive !!


All cards overclock differently, don't expect to hit 900 MHz.

r_Rozx said:

What I adore about GTX470 , When you make MSI afterburner fan profile , It becomes very quit as it runs idle on 50 MHz only , so temp. is low and fan also is low .It reaches the overclock frequency only when you play games , so it runs hot and MSI profile increase fan speed , it gets noisy but you know what !! I can't hear it as the game covers it , When you finish playing it gets back to 50MHz and temp is low again and quite .


Thank you. This is one of those things all the legions of frothing idiots around the web need to remember. These idiots will tell you that the performance and price don't matter because the GTX 470/480 runs hot and uses more power then the 5xxx series, despite the large performance benefits, better multi-card scaling, better tesselation performance, much better price point when it comes to the GTX 470, and how small the other issues are.
August 11, 2010 12:24:11 PM

When fermi was released all sites said it's a disappointment !!
Why the hell , they said it's noisy , hot , takes much power and outperformed by 5XXX .
Actually , GTX470 on 60 % is completely silent , After the new deivers , fermi performance increased so much that 470 is more powerful than 5870 in most games , not to mention physics support , cuda , better tessellation , stable drivers , games enhancement , Nvidia 3d vision , better SLI scaling than CF and more .

I have 4850 and GTX470 , GTX 470 is much quieter and cooler .
As i said before MSI afterburner fan speed profile makes the maximum temp . 74
and maximum fan speed 80 , it never reaches such values unless you stress the GPU to 98% with overclocking , The card never gets noisy below 70 % and when it gets noisy you can't hear it as the game covers it .

Just for comparison , HD 4850 (which is considered a quite , cool card ) reaches 70 C when fan is set to 60 . If you increased it over 65 % , it will be scary man and it will cover the sound of the game , when you run it on 100% , it's like a vacuum !!

The ability of GTX470 is massive , My friend overclocked a Gainward stock GTX470 to 905MHz , so I think with a pro galaxy fan cooler it may reach 1000 MHZ .

For sure , I recommend it for any one .
August 11, 2010 12:27:43 PM

GTX 470s in SLI will be much better than GTX 460s in SLI in terms of performance, but at the cost of high power consumption, temperature and noise as well as costing 250$ more.Its really the OP's choice to make.
August 11, 2010 4:17:11 PM

r_Rozx said:

The ability of GTX470 is massive , My friend overclocked a Gainward stock GTX470 to 905MHz , so I think with a pro galaxy fan cooler it may reach 1000 MHZ .

For sure , I recommend it for any one .


No, not on air.
October 13, 2010 1:21:27 PM

the 460`s scale at 1.9 average and the 470`scale at 1.7
thus if you get th 460`s in sli then then they will surely outperform the 470`s

and yes also have to consider the price, power requirements and temps.
thus the 460`s are less power hungry, are cheaper and they run cooler.

and yes you also have an option to overclock the 460`s which could give you a great performance boost and still run cooler than stock gtx 470`s.

and there are also 2gb versions available of the gtx 460`s available in the market
try googling their benchmarks
October 13, 2010 2:23:22 PM

All the Fermis scale pretty much the same.

460 SLI is not as fast at 470 SLI, but is cheaper, runs cooler and uses less power.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
October 13, 2010 2:26:21 PM

There was no point in dragging this one after a couple of months was there?
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