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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Hitman 3 252% 262%
Cyberpunk 2077 170% 178%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 147% 154%
Resident Evil 8 170% 178%
FIFA 21 36% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 280% 291%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 139% 146%
Genshin Impact 170% 178%
Far Cry 6 291% 302%
The Medium 237% 247%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition.

The GTX 470 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 470. This results in the GTX 470 providing 2.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 470 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 470 providing 2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 470 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 GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 470 has 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 470, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is marginally better than the GTX 470.

Both the GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition have 448 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 470 has 2.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the GTX 470 has 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the GTX 470 takes the edge.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition requires 215 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date09 Jul 2010vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.3
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8.2
1920x1080
6.4
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6.3
2560x1440
4.6
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4.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed837 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth133.9GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick 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 Units448vs448
Actual Shader Performance30%vs28%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs56
Texture Rate39.2 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs40
Pixel Rate28 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 470, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 700MHz, instead of 608MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WindForce 3X Cooling System: features 3 ultra quiet PWM fans, three copper heat pipes and a unique vapor chamber to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 10% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 470.
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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