Reviews and Problems with EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (012-P3-1470-AR)
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WTH is this card made of?
Andriy U., Newegg
30 May 2015
Summary: Quite and powerful, never issues whatsoever
Pros: I have bought this card in 2011. I can still play all new games without any issues, even on high settings (on 60 HZ 1080P). Recently had a good deal on 750 TI, but never even opened, felt like would not be any noticeable difference besides power consumption, so never bothered myself touching it. ...
Summary: I have a 850watt PS from 2008 that powers these babies with no hiccups what-so-ever (CoolerMaster Pro) but it looks like I'll be going the 8800 route this Christmas just because the newer games are requiring more memory, and some of todays games are VERY poorly optimized (looking at you WD).
Pros: Bought this 4 years ago and still playing all the AAA Game titles released this year! Does good with physX enabled titles to boot.
Cons: If you smell something burning, that's just the hair on my toe's.... ie: it can get warm. I didn't really notice it till last year when I bought a second one off that "Craig" fella to SLI them (I like all my graphic settings MAXed out because I'm a PC guy). Winter time it was nice in here, but it...
Pros: Ive had it for almost 3 years now and no issues at all. Invested well at the beginning and it looks like I won't have to upgrade any soon. After 3 years still keeps up with all new video games, and most of them on ultra settings.
Cons: Nvidia recently updated the drivers to my 470 card. Shortly thereafter I started having troubles with it. Got blue screen of death over and over. Tried about everything to fix it, but the card was already broken, likely from overheating, caused by the Nvidia driver. I will never buy another Nvidi...
Cons: First one died due to overheating. There is nothing fancy or wrong or dirty or mistreated about my setup. Huge full sized case with plenty of air flow in the right places. Card would over heat and crash. I have two of these. First one went few months ago. Just shrugged it off. Now the second one ...
Pros: Good value at this point. Probably one of the best performance/price cards out there.
Cons: Loud. And I mean obscenely loud. This product should never have been released with such awful cooling. 90c under load and it gets louder than my window air conditioner. If you care about noise, avoid this card altogether or get an aftermarket cooler for it.
Summary: This is a great card overall aside from the fact that the fan boosts the overall dBA of my computer. Even just simple web browsing will boost the fan. Other than that, it plays Far Cry 3 on ultra settings with AA turned off as well as a few other new, major titles.
Pros: -Good card, is keeping up with the latest games even in 2013. -Shroud is nice looking
Cons: -Very loud fan, especially when under load!!! -Nvidia drivers suck.
Pros: I've had this card since 2010 and I've yet to have a single issue with it. I've played Skyrim, Crysis 2, Dishonored, Planetside 2, and a dozen other games maxed out and haven't dropped below 50fps.
Cons: Without EVGA precision, or some other fan controller, it can run pretty hot. Gets loud when the fan kicks on, too, but nothing too bad.