Summary: Just a heads up, this card is not the one reviewed by maximum pc, it is its half-sibling. The card with the ultra-durable technology and high end capacitators is the GV-N470UD-13I, Gigabyte GeForce GTX470 1280 MB DDR5 320B 2DVII/HDMI/HDCP Video Card - Retail GV-N470UD-13I this card is the GV-N470UD-13I-B, which is a nvidia stock reference Gigabyte card.
Summary: Read about this video card in Maximum PC. Is a great high-mid range video card. I am running it in SLI with a i7 3.06 proc. Tears games up and hardly a stutter. I haven't run any tests on it, and I max my frame rates at 70, but I haven't seen any issues. Please remember to ACTIVATE your second card if running SLI! You have to go into the Nvidia application and turn it on. Otherwise you just paid a bunch of money for a card to burn power and heat up your case.
Summary: The Gigabyte Technology NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 with 1280 MB of DDR5 is an excellent entry point into the Nvidia FERMI world. It strikes the best balance between price and overall performance. It has a very effective cooling subsystem and should be readily over-clockable. The Fermi GF100 silicon is one of the largest and most complex circuits ever built by man and boasts a total of 512 cores spread over 16 multiprocessors.