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post #11 of 59
I agree with everyone about the heat and power a GTX 470 dishes out, but it does perform better than the other two choices.
If you have good~great airflow in you case and don't mind the sound of the GTX 470's fan ramping up to cool itself then get it, overclock it to 750~8xx mhz and be done it'll give you a performance of that of a stock GTX 570/480.

I have two GTX 470s on water and I NEVER break 60c in games@ 865mhz but that's on water, but even with them on water they still heat up my room.

Good Luck with you decision!!
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post #12 of 59
Is it a non-reference GTX470?

If so, get that sucker!

The 460 is still a reasonable card (I know it's not killing all games on ultra, but it runs all I want at 45+ FPS at nice settings) and the GTX470 is a step up from that too, a real step up! Unlike all this GTX660Ti, 670, 680 nonsense.
post #13 of 59
What PSU do you have . because GTX 470 needs a quality 550w PSU. so depending on your PSU decide whether you are ok with the higher temps and power consumption. otherwise get the HD 6850.
Edited by raghu78 - 9/1/12 at 4:44am
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post #14 of 59
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

GTX 470 is the fastest card. But you have to decide whether you are ok with the higher temps and power noise. otherwise get the HD 6850.

^^ This. HD6850 if you don't want noise and heat but good performance. or GTX 470 for more power. but certainly not the GTX 550 Ti since it is priced like an HD6850 and much slower by comparison.
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post #15 of 59
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Let's see. I have a 500w psu with two 6 pins. It has 2 twelve volt rails with 20 amps each.
The 470 is a PNY XLR8 GTX 470 1280MB card..
I don't give a rats ass about noise as long as its not as loud as an airplane taking off.
I only care about heat, and performance. And PhysX. Main reason I wuvs NVIDIA.
post #16 of 59
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Originally Posted by LightMassKiller View Post

Let's see. I have a 500w psu with two 6 pins. It has 2 twelve volt rails with 20 amps each.
The 470 is a PNY XLR8 GTX 470 1280MB card..
I don't give a rats ass about noise as long as its not as loud as an airplane taking off.
I only care about heat, and performance. And PhysX. Main reason I wuvs NVIDIA.

What is the brand of the PSU. I guess GTX 470 will push that PSU so I would get HD6850 to be on the safe side.
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post #17 of 59
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Let's see. I have a 500w psu with two 6 pins. It has 2 twelve volt rails with 20 amps each.
The 470 is a PNY XLR8 GTX 470 1280MB card..
I don't give a rats ass about noise as long as its not as loud as an airplane taking off.
I only care about heat, and performance. And PhysX. Main reason I wuvs NVIDIA.

what brand and model of PSU. we need to know whats the combined +12v output across both rails. some psu might have hgh amps on each rail but very less when combined output is considered.
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post #18 of 59
gtx 470 hands down. overclocks like a beast and will perform on-par with a gtx 570 if overclocked to 800mhz which is the average overclock of a gtx 470
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Look it up. Its the RAIDMAX RX-500AF
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Look it up. Its the RAIDMAX RX-500AF

I would say get the 6850 that way. It is a good card overall but its main problem is tessellation but as long as you play DX9/ DX10 or light DX11 games you should be fine.
It is hard to recommend a GTX 470 with that PSU. Since another PSU will cost you even more and GTX 470 + New PSU = price of an HD7850 so it doesn't worth it.
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