Summary: Great card. Really needs to be properly water cooled to enjoy to its fullest potential. Great for FPS gaming. With the stock heat sink the gpu gets very hot even when the fan is placed on full speed. To fix this problem a well designed full water block will lower the temperatures and improve on general performance when over clocked.
Summary: With over four hundred entries, our giveaway of the MSI N470 GTX is more popular than dry ice at an overclocking convention. Before we announce the winner though, we chucked this card into our gaming PC to see what this baby could do. Read on to see why the 470 GTX solves all of the problems of its bigger brother, the 480 GTX, and delivers a compelling experience for those who demand high-end performance.
Summary: I've got 2 of these both overclocked to GTX480 speeds using MSI afterburner. They're amazingly fast but also extremely loud and really hot. At full fan speed, it sounds like a jumbo jet in a hurricane and I've seen the temps of the bottom card that doesn't get the direct air flow that the top card gets spike all the way up around 108*C. YIKES! 24 hour 3DMark torture testing though shows them to be completely stable with no artifacts or lock ups.