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Hi guys! It's been long time while my last post here, but now I'm back As my GPU is getting older and older day by day I decided to sell her/him P and buy a faster card. I'm interested in MSI GTX 470 Twin Frozr II or Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC. Will both of these cards overclock the same? Which of these will be better in OC? Thanks for Your help.
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I would get the Gigabyte card. It's already overclocked well, and even though it doesn't leave much room for more, at least you know what IS overclocked will be stable out of the box.

If you can obtain it, get the Gigabyte GTX 560 SOC. I hear those cards are beasts.
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post #3 of 13
They are both great cards. It all comes down to the price and personal preference.

On the other hand I suggest trying to get a 560 instead of getting a 470 at this point. A much better future proof investment.
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Originally Posted by Averwind View Post
They are both great cards. It all comes down to the price and personal preference.

On the other hand I suggest trying to get a 560 instead of getting a 470 at this point. A much better future proof investment.
yes get the GTX 560 Ti
preferably the versions with dual fans like MSI and Gigabyte and Asus
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post #5 of 13
As everyone said go with the GTX560. You wont regret it.
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post #6 of 13
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What do You mean "better future proof"? As far I know GTX 470 is as fast as GTX 560. And power consumption of overclocked 560SOC is higher than GTX580 :/
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If your decision is swayed monetarily, the msi gtx 465 can have its bios flashed to a gtx 470 apparently.

That said the gigabyte version of the card appears to overclock better but most review sites use afterburner and don't attempt any bios mods via nibitor.

However the gigabyte card seems to be a higher quality package all around where as the MSi card is rather vanilla outside of the cooler.

Gigabyte.
post #8 of 13
there is no future proof, people will always want the next best things, Kepler is around the corner, people will upgrade their card from 500s, I'm waiting for Maxwell which is 2 yr away, 10 time faster then the 480,

I'm happy with my 470 it'll last me to Maxwell, I always upgrade from every other generation, not every generation
Edited by DrDarkTempler - 2/20/11 at 7:09pm
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Both cards GTX 56ti and GTX 470 presents similar performance in stock. Also GTX 560 overclocks very well but GTX 470 Twin Frozr II overclocks very well too (I don't know how well overclocks GTX 470SOC from Gigabyte). Also GTX 470 after big overclock (which I want to do) performs similar to overclocked GTX560Ti. So... I'm stupid right now o.O
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post #10 of 13
560 is the newest generation and it just came out last month. That's why.

It is also better in physical dimensions and power consumption department against 470.
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