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post #81 of 91
I think a better comparison is with the 8800GT.

And I stipulate that it's not even THAT 'legendary' unless you take into account the 470's 'latter day pricing'. It BECAME about as sweet as an 8800GT was during it's time ... i.e. it could be OC'd to get reasonable close to as fast as the next generation (9xxx-series, which was also a 'refresh' like the 5xx series).

8800GTX was truly legendary for it's time. 470 is not in the same league.

And this is coming from someone who LOVES their 470's in SLI ... they NEED good aftermarket cooling though. Water cooling is nifty for them, but I guarantee nobody out there using it getting any higher 'max playable settings' than I can get ... +10% fps difference is invisible when gaming.
    
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Just got wind of this thread. I've been beating up my two 470's; 1.137v, 860/1950 and with remarkable results. Surprised to see it put in the category of "Legendary" but this card will take some real heat (pardon the pun) and spit out anything I give it. Now that I have an FX-8150 and a decent cooling system along with great ram, I'm looking forward to seeing what these things can really do without the bottlenecking from my 1090. Love the use of Antec 620's for liquid cooling. Hmmmmm! I just might see if I can pull that off in a few months. The noise from the fans does tend to get annoying at times, but what a pair of cards for a great SLI!

Nice thread, OP...
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Originally Posted by OCScrub View Post

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Yes. Almost a 2 year old card....and it's legend still grows.
    
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didnt knw the 470 went this hard!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post

The only problem there is ATi gave options to wax the 8800 Ultra and still save $400+. The 8800 Ultra was a joke actually in pricing vs performance and everyone knew it, all it was was a factory oc'ed 8800GTX, that's it nothing new it was G80 still.
And the 8800 Ultra did not "DESTROY" anything really to a degree when it came out for the 8800GTX already set precedence. NV just took advantage of people who thought ULTRA meant something.
And there are enthusiasts that use their brain to buy products, then there are those who have more money then brains.

This. /thread
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rx7racer: Yes but note in the article that 8800gtx and 8800 ultra are synonymous because I do agree that they were basically the same card...but maybe the Ultra was more overclockable...can't remember.
    
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Agreed once you overclock the card, it lets loose and takes down every game. Most people just complain that it is too hot or power hungry ,but once you tame that you got one of the best graphics cards.
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post #88 of 91
The gtx480 is a much Superior card then the gtx470. Great overclocking, better memory etc.. Hell my two gtx480's can still max out every game there is, MEtro 2033 and Battlefield 3 included. Such an amazing investment for such long term gaming, This is assuming ur running on one monitor. Obviously more vram is needed if u choose to go multi-screen setups but ill wait for bezel-less screens for that..
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Nice thread:thumb: Made me chuckle as i purchased my GTX 470 to replace my 8800GTS and i have to say i LOVED my GTS it always made me think of American Muscle cars for some reason? it was big hot power hungry and heavy (from the 7600GT) that it replaced but damn that thing hauled....... (you know)wink.gif. It still lives on in my step daughters rig...... Running Aero for Win 7:o..... Sniff! Had some issues with "her"biggrin.gif and she needed a good bake in the oven....... unfortunately this was only a temp fix BUT after another strip down and a good blast with the heat gun it's purring along again nice now lol!

I will GENUINELY sad when it finally dies as i think it was my finest PC component purchase EVER it cost me £315 right on release but i couldn't hope to think how many hours of great gaming that me and my bro have spent with this thing. G80...... LIKE A BOSS BABY you know it:D.

I hope that my 470 is still going strong for the same time.

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Ive bought 6 gtx 470's. LOL. All msi golden editions (unlocked). I dont plan on upgrading until I cant use high/ultra settings.
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