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Since I'm about to receive a great GTX 480, I decided to take my 470 for a last spin before I'm selling it. Never have I owned a card as great as this Asus, and even though it took several 470's to come across this, it was well worth the time and money invested.

EDIT: After flashing a BIOS with SC clocks on the card, the slider maximum allowed up to 940MHz.
So I ran another Vantage, 940/1903 @ 1.187v on air. This 470 is insane.






At these speeds the card runs at a 50,4% overclock and is Vantage/Furmark/game stable. Surprisingly the AXP still manages to control things with temperatures maxing out around 80°C, but as expected OCCT's GPU test isn't a fan of these extremes. Up to 900MHz it is.

What kind of price could I be asking for this 470?
Edited by Stance - 6/21/11 at 4:42am
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Don't ya love it? I love my AXP to death....don't know if I could ever part with it.

Great job!
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1.175v is a lot of juice... people will more than likely view that as a weakness when you go to sell it since Fermi's are *supposed* to be run under 1.087.

That's a pretty amazing overclock, but it's still a 470 and it isn't easy to unload older cards, even if they do OC well.

I would say $200 shipped.

As a side note, I too have recently been overclocking my GTX465 GE (unlocked to a 470) just for kicks. The other day I got it to 840 on the core with 1.075v and load temps of 81C in OCCT. The bump to 850 made it artifact and black screen, but I was pretty shocked that it was able to withstand that high of a clock at that voltage without breaking sooner.
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1.175v is a lot of juice... people will more than likely view that as a weakness when you go to sell it since Fermi's are *supposed* to be run under 1.087.
That's just how it goes when you approach the ceiling, those last few steps always require very large voltage bumps. At 875MHz the voltage can already be dropped down to 1.1v.

Very nice job on the 465, don't think I've ever seen such a high one.
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That's just how it goes when you approach the ceiling, those last few steps always require very large voltage bumps. At 875MHz the voltage can already be dropped down to 1.1v.

Very nice job on the 465, don't think I've ever seen such a high one.
Haha... thanks, but I believe brettjv has taken his to over 900 core.

They are GF100-A3's, so they might as well be 470's.
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Very nice, highest I ever did on reference air cooling was 900 core. Though that was in the winter with the window open

I put that card on water and ran out of slider room. Wish I had known about Nv Inspector back then, I would have tried for more.

    
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Hehe, quite insane.

Hope I can sell mine to someone putting it under water. How did you get the slider to go up to 930 instead of 915?
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I flashed the bios with the SC edition clocks.
    
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Looks about average for a 470 OC.. most will do 900 at least on good cooling.. I would say 175-200$ shipped.
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Looks about average for a 470 OC.. most will do 900 at least on good cooling.. I would say 175-200$ shipped.
If by 'good cooling' you mean 'water', that may be true. Anything over 850 at the 1.087V cap on air is exceptional though. VERY few 470's will do 900 on air though no matter what voltage you use.

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Haha... thanks, but I believe brettjv has taken his to over 900 core.

They are GF100-A3's, so they might as well be 470's.
Nah, highest I've gone on mine is 855, and that takes 1.1V. At 1.075 I can only hit around 805 actually ... so you got a better card than mine. Well, at least better than one of them as I've never tried finding max OC on them individually.

470's are the black sheep of the Fermi family ... but they are severely underrated, as they've got a LOT of untapped potential ... what other card regularly does OC's of nearly 40% on air?

My cards at 855/1810 were within 12% of SLI 580's at stock on the Call of Pripyat bench when I did a little bench-off thread a few months back. And 580's don't have a ton of OC'ing headroom left on them, %-wise. So at max OC's I think SLI 580's is only around 30% faster than SLI 470's ... for about 100% more money
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