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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 440 Gigabyte Turbo Cache 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Hitman 3 1223% 262%
Cyberpunk 2077 917% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 830% 154%
Resident Evil 8 917% 178%
FIFA 21 413% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1331% 291%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 800% 146%
Genshin Impact 917% 178%
Far Cry 6 1372% 302%
The Medium 1169% 247%

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 Gigabyte Turbo Cache 1GB Edition.

The GT 440 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 440. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 23.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the 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 GT 440 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 36 more Render Output Units than the GT 440. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 22.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 440. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The 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 256 MB more video memory than the GT 440, so is likely to be slightly 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 GT 440, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is much better than the GT 440.

The GeForce GT 440 Gigabyte Turbo Cache 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 440 is 159 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The GTX 470 having 423 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 GT 440.

The GeForce GT 440 Gigabyte Turbo Cache 1GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 440 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 150 Watts more than the 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 GT 440.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed830 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2011vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
4.3
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8.2
1920x1080
2.9
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6.3
2560x1440
2.1
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4.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth51.2GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs448
Actual Shader Performance8%vs28%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs56
Texture Rate13.3 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs40
Pixel Rate3.3 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G530 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 440 Gigabyte Turbo Cache 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 440, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit is now of 830MHz, instead of 810MHz while the Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System was replaced by Gigabyte's custom-designed 80 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise..

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance boost over the reference GeForce GT 440.
GeForce 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.
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