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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition GeForce GT 440
Cyberpunk 2077 178% 927%
Hitman 3 262% 1236%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 154% 840%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 146% 809%
FIFA 21 40% 418%
Grand Theft Auto VI 291% 1345%
Far Cry 6 302% 1386%
Genshin Impact 178% 927%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 298% 1373%
Battlefield 6 262% 1236%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 440.

The GeForce GT 440 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 440. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 23.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 440. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 440 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 36 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 440. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 22.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 440. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 440 was released less than a year after the GTX 470, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 470 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 440, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 84.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 440, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is much better than the GeForce GT 440.

The GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 440 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 440 is 156. The GTX 470 having 426 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 440.

The GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 440 requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 440. The GTX 470 requires 150 Watts more than the GeForce GT 440 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 440.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3Fermi GF108-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2010vs01 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed850 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth136GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs96
Actual Shader Performance28%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate36.4 GTexel/svs13 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs4
Pixel Rate26 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 38 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Celeron G530 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
GeForce GT 440 is a middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108-400-A1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above Radeon HD 5570 however, Radeon HD 5670 is still much faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 440.
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