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GTX 470 SOC Issues

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October 23, 2010 3:32:58 AM

I managed to get my hands on a brand new Gigabyte GTX 470 Super Overclock for 100 bucks. I'm going to use this for a month or so until the 69xx's come out..

I'm having some issues with it though.. When I installed it and started playing a few games to test, I was completely disappointed. So I installed Afterburner to check it out.. The Memory clock speed was at 1600Mhz?! This thing can typically OC to 4000Mhz. It doesn't let me adjust the memory clock over 2180.. That's LOWER than stock.. 3DMark Vantage scored it @ 8600! That's less than my 5770.. lol

System:
Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0 Ghz
8GB Patriot RAM @ 1066
Gigabyte GTX470 SOC

1 Monitor @ 1920x1080.

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a c 1312 U Graphics card
October 23, 2010 1:13:09 PM

What did you expect from a $100card it is cheaper than your HD5770!
On the memory dual data rate.
October 23, 2010 1:37:17 PM

rolli59 said:
What did you expect from a $100card it is cheaper than your HD5770!
On the memory dual data rate.



It's a $300 dollar card. Double the price of my 5770. And what does your second sentence mean? "On the memory dual data rate"? Are you implying that I need to multiply the clock speed by 2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2010 1:46:14 PM

dimurof82 said:
It's a $300 dollar card. Double the price of my 5770. And what does your second sentence mean? "On the memory dual data rate"? Are you implying that I need to multiply the clock speed by 2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Becuase its Dual Data Rate (DDR) its whatever the MHZ is, then x2.. Thos should be the true reading of the Super Clock
October 23, 2010 1:54:51 PM

reccy said:
Becuase its Dual Data Rate (DDR) its whatever the MHZ is, then x2.. Thos should be the true reading of the Super Clock


That's what I was thinkin.. Thank you for the clarification. Then that means everything is running as it should. I'm pretty disappointed in the card, good thing I only dropped 100 bucks on it. Contrary to the excellent reviews I read on the stock OC'ed card. It's quieter, uses less power consumption and runs cooler than the GTX 470 ref, but performance wise it doesn't make the grade.
a c 125 U Graphics card
October 23, 2010 2:47:36 PM

I'm pretty sure DDR is Double data rate, not Dual data rate
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2010 2:50:30 PM

Sounds like its either user error, or you bought a functioning defective gpu.

Its a 700mhz gtx 470, its performance should be HIGH.

Use gpu-z , see check the shader count, clocks

Does the card load up close to 100% ?
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2010 3:09:06 PM

dimurof82 said:
That's what I was thinkin.. Thank you for the clarification. Then that means everything is running as it should. I'm pretty disappointed in the card, good thing I only dropped 100 bucks on it. Contrary to the excellent reviews I read on the stock OC'ed card. It's quieter, uses less power consumption and runs cooler than the GTX 470 ref, but performance wise it doesn't make the grade.


I have the ASUS Reference cards and there pretty solid in terms of performance, have OC'd them myselfs to:
GPU Clock: 692
Memory: 857
Shader: 1384

With this, i see no differences in smoothness in Medal of Honor or Age of Conan, but i havent got a FPS meter, so can only presume its a couple of FPS higher, meaning that the Stock Clocks are performanign perfectly in in terms of FPS playing access for me not to notice a difference.
October 23, 2010 4:02:16 PM

Maybe I was just expecting a little too much.. Here is my GPU-Z Screen shot.. It runs smooth, but not the boost I thought. It looks like it's loading up to 100% in afterburner.. @ 100% for 30 minutes or so it hasnt gotten over 81 degrees.



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