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I have a GTX 470 and looking for an AMD equilivent that Idles and runs cooler...

I have very poor AC circulation in my room so i need a card that runs cool, however i dont want to sacrifice performance. Are there any cards that allow this?
 

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I think an Radeon HD 6870 is roughly the equivalent of a 470. I want to say it would have lower power consumption, therefore creating less heat with lower temps.

Don't hold me to that though...
 

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Ok thanks. That atleast gets me started...

Currently idling at60c with a Afterburner fan profile. Without the profile I idle at 70-80c
 

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Yeah I am pretty sure the 470 is known for being a small space heater lol
 

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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

HD 6870 is no match for GTX 470 in DX11 games. the VLIW4 architecture is weak in modern games like crysis 3 , farcry 3, bf3 with MSAA. I would say go for a HD 7850 2GB. but it will cost you more. you can sell a GTX 470 for USD 100. HD 7850 cards sell for USD 160

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

HD 7850 can overclock to 1.15 ghz matching HD 7870 / GTX 580 at those clocks.
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Thank you very much for this... I thought this was the case but didnt want to say anything.

I previously traded my GTX 460s for the HD6800 series so i didnt this a 470 would still be in the same area.
 
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