Originally Posted by Superpuperdudle
So there was this thread on here months ago (before i was a member) and it compared the GTX 470 to the GTX 560TI, and it has actual game benchmarks and compared them for overclocking, and it showed that the GTX470 @900 destroyed the GTX560Ti@1ghz, does anyone have a link to that thread.
Well, just looking at hardware specs alone, the GTX 470 has 448 shaders while the GTX 560 Ti has 384. So, I'm not surprised that a GTX 470 @ 900 MHz core can beat a GTX 560 Ti at 1 GHz core.
The problem is...it is a LOT harder to get a GTX 470 to 900 core stably, even with lots of voltage. Add that to the fact that 470s are already hot-running cards, and you really need to have good cooling to be able to run those kinds of clocks.
Most 470s top out at around 800-825 MHz core, even with extra voltage.
GTX 560 @ 1 GHz performs around the same as a stock GTX 480:
GTX 470 overclocked to 800 MHz would give that level of performance, so if you could clock a 470 up to 900 MHz core then it would be faster.Edited by 996gt2 - 10/22/11 at 11:56am