GTX 470 with Core i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

For the most part, the GTX 470 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It is worth noting that the GTX 470 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 1280 MB RAM, the GTX 470 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 470 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 470 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Price $ 349 4/5 Very Good
Year 2010 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 470
Maximum Recorded Temperature 95C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 60dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 565W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 54 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 1 GB 2/5 Acceptable
Overall Combination Score 52/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
49 FPS
32 FPS
65 FPS
111 FPS
56 FPS
30 FPS
61 FPS
28 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

GTX 470 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP1045
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP215 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock608 MHz
Memory Clock837 MHz 3348 MHz effective
Shader Clock1215 MHz

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 400
Launch Price349 USD
Release DateMar 26th, 2010

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

Die Size529 mm²
GPU NameGF100
GPU VariantGF100-275-A3
Process Size40 nm
Transistors3,100 million


Bandwidth133.9 GB/s
Memory Bus320 bit
Memory Size1280 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

SM Count14
Shading Units448

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance1,089 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.1 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate17.02 GPixel/s
Texture Rate34.05 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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