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Gigabyte's Super Overclock GTX 470 Unveiled

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

We just landed at Gigabyte's headquarters early in the morning and got a sneak peek at a special graphics product.

From what we can tell, it's an Nvidia GeForce GTX 470, but it's been considerably beefed up. We're still working on the details, but this one is going to be of the "Super Overclocked" variety.

It's also sporting what we were told a total of 12 power phases, which should help overclockers sustain stable overclocks at higher frequencies. The silicon of the GTX 470, however, will be unchanged, so expect the same 448 CUDA cores and 1280 MB of RAM – but those clocks will be at a higher level.

Stay tuned as we'll have a lot more on this upcoming product soon!

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    WR2 , June 2, 2010 3:40 AM
    I guess the cooler is a Mystery for a while longer too.
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    aberchonbie , June 2, 2010 2:53 AM
    wow, that is one beautiful card.. if i had money to blow, i'd get this and a 30" and lose my 4850's and my 24
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    d-block , June 2, 2010 2:54 AM
    The blue board looks cool. Not much else to look at though..
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    joytech22 , June 2, 2010 2:55 AM
    I JUST GOT MY Gigabyte GTX470!!! i'm regretting everything i buy ugh..!
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    HansVonOhain , June 2, 2010 3:04 AM
    Wow, look at those Mosfets. That is some regulation needed to keep this card running hot.

    Now, this is the right card to getting use closer to the 'Can it fry eggs?' dream.
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    WR2 , June 2, 2010 3:40 AM
    I guess the cooler is a Mystery for a while longer too.
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    JackNaylorPE , June 2, 2010 3:48 AM
    I think we are going to see quite a few of these from various vendors .... with some real significant improvements over the reference designs w/ the 470.....lotta room for OC'ing.
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    Anonymous , June 2, 2010 4:19 AM
    so really this is an article with pictures of a 470. because there have never been factory oced versions of gpus sold before. no specs, no details, no dates, nothing substantial except we know the pcb will be blue! gigabyte has never done that before!
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    dragonfang18 , June 2, 2010 4:55 AM
    Did they mention the 480 being superclocked by EVGA? or is this card mentioned, because of the 12 power phases and some pictures? Is this superclocked as much as EVGA's superclock of the 480?
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    Lmeow , June 2, 2010 4:57 AM
    I doubt it'll be worth it... I'm kinda expecting 'Super Overclocked' to be at 40MHz o/c on the core/shaders at most, and I'm predicting they're going to charge a $20 or so price premium. Just like how a regular EVGA GTX 480 costs $499.99 on newegg, yet the EVGA GTX 480 SuperClocked costs $23 more at $522.99, for a 25MHz overclock. Although these Super Overclocked cards have more power phases, I think they are relatively pointless in the sense that it's far more likely extreme overclockers and people of the sort who would be able to make use of these extra phases would buy a GTX 480 instead, yet this is just the GTX 470. Hopefully it'll have a much better cooling system than nVidia's reference design cooler.
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    Gin Fushicho , June 2, 2010 6:10 AM
    Well... if it get's near the strength of a low end GTX480 I'll be happy.
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    Anonymous , June 2, 2010 6:43 AM
    Less resources with higher clockspeed? Yay for somthing that sucks up power like a gtx480 and is probably gonna cost similar with the aftermarket cooler. Also,perform less. :|
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    pirateboy , June 2, 2010 10:48 AM
    nvidia sure knows how to FAIL...heheheh
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    Mousemonkey , June 2, 2010 11:34 AM
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    A mystery GTX 480 from Gigabyte spotted.

    Gigabyte's Super Overclock GTX 470 Unveiled : Read more

    Hey Marcus, any news and/or rumours of the dual GTX470 either from Gigabyte or Galaxy?
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    philiprudd , June 2, 2010 11:49 AM
    This looks like a nice offering but the price is high!! When is the 40nm of TSMC gona be in good working i want to see a full blown fermi card that can do what its ment to do so overclocking these cards is not gona work for me with these prices.
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    nforce4max , June 2, 2010 12:57 PM
    Interesting that they are working on a dual gpu GTX470.
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    Mousemonkey , June 2, 2010 1:04 PM
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    Interesting that they are working on a dual gpu GTX470.

    Well Galaxy might be but I don't know about/haven't seen any others.
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    Pei-chen , June 2, 2010 1:10 PM
    A lot bigger than stock card? This card appears to be 11" compares with stock card's 9.5"
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    digiex , June 2, 2010 2:04 PM
    Just wondering, how long will it last without the heat sink, Can Tomshardware.com do the benchmark, compare it ATI Cards.
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    tokenz , June 2, 2010 2:13 PM
    d-blockThe blue board looks cool. Not much else to look at though..


    Yeah too bad we will never see it once they throw the cooling system on it that covers the whole board.
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    Mousemonkey , June 2, 2010 2:22 PM
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    A lot bigger than stock card? This card appears to be 11" compares with stock card's 9.5"

    11"? Not even trying.
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