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Gigabyte GTX 470 'Super Overclock' Speeds, Fans

Following our spy's peek at the upcoming Super Overclock edition of Gigabyte's take on the GeForce GTX 470, we now have more solid details, plus confirmation's from the company's R&D team on the final clock speeds of this top-tier graphics card.

First up, the core clock is going to be boosted from the stock's 607MHz to the Super Overclock of 700MHz. We're told that there's going to be some additional headroom in some of the cherry-picked GPUs. The memory clock will also be cranked up to an effective 3,480MHz.

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The design of this card is unique to Gigabyte, as the company boasts that it has improved upon the reference design in the area of power. This upcoming model, the GV-N470SO-13I, will actually have 12 power phases dedicated to the GPU and two phases for the memory. This is an upgrade over the four phases for the GPU and one for the memory in the reference design, all in an effort to improve the overclockability and stability of the card.

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While the triple-fan cooler isn't new, what's different about this design is that the three fans are all placed at slightly different angles to cool their respective, independent heatsinks in an "anti-turbulence" manner. We're also told that the speeds of the three fans are controllable independently (good for DIY control freaks) but that software should take care of that cooling aspect automatically.

Pricing hasn't yet been set, but these beefed up GTX 470s are expected to hit sometime next month.

  • altoidman85
    This is all well and good but where are the silent piped graphics cards of yesteryear? I have a 9600GT the 8600GTS and 7600GT all from gigabyte and loved each of them... granted they wernt the best performing cards, but I just loved the silence of them no matter what I did. It seems that making silent video cards has taken a back burner especially in the past year or so. Sad...
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  • tommysch
    I want one, and I want it now!
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  • zorky9
    altoidman85This is all well and good but where are the silent piped graphics cards of yesteryear? I have a 9600GT the 8600GTS and 7600GT all from gigabyte and loved each of them... granted they wernt the best performing cards, but I just loved the silence of them no matter what I did. It seems that making silent video cards has taken a back burner especially in the past year or so. Sad...You'd have to wait for the lower tier models suited for HTPC's and basic computing. These beasts are meant for more graphic intensive applications and games.
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  • razercultmember1
    1000mhz phase change anyone?
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  • Gin Fushicho
    Will it compete with a low end GTX480?
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  • AMW1011
    Yeah, that is awesome, I really need one!

    Oh and by the way, the differences between the GTX 470 and 480 hardware wise is a less than 10% decrease, so at the same clocks we should be looking at almost identical performance. Now at 2560x1600 or 1920x1200 with extreme AA the GTX 480 will pull away a bit more thanks to the increased memory and bandwidth. Here's hoping for <$400!
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  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    Gin FushichoWill it compete with a low end GTX480?low end GTX 480 lol
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  • bildo123
    altoidman85This is all well and good but where are the silent piped graphics cards of yesteryear? I have a 9600GT the 8600GTS and 7600GT all from gigabyte and loved each of them... granted they wernt the best performing cards, but I just loved the silence of them no matter what I did. It seems that making silent video cards has taken a back burner especially in the past year or so. Sad...
    This x100. I got a 4870 awhile back and the thing wasn't bad at idle, but it sounded like a weak hair dryer when gaming, definitely distracting in audio sensitive games (AvP, L4D), so I ended up getting after market cooling, slightly higher temps, but it's relatively silent.
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  • ordcestus
    If the price is reasonable, I'll be buying 2 of these
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  • manitoublack
    unfortunately these designs dump heat in the case. not cool.
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