The power draw results are especially impressive when you remember that the Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I is running at higher clock speeds than the reference card. Despite the increased performance, the card uses less power than a standard GeForce GTX 470.
The temperature results are not as dramatic as we expected. But once again, the Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I manages to surpass reference card performance, despite an aggressive factory-backed overclock.
While the temperatures are similar, the noise difference between the Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I and the reference card is remarkable. Even at load, the Gigabyte Super Overclock card is barely audible, while the reference model creates a fair amount of acoustic pollution.