NVIDIA Surround with GeForce GTX 470 Results Update
30 June 2010
Excerpt: Yesterday we showed you NVIDIA Surround and 3D Vision Surround technology as demonstrated by a pair of GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards. For whatever reason, NVIDIA really only wanted us to test, benchmark and write about our experience with the top-shelf cards - likely to make sure we had the best possible experience for 3D Vision testing.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 SLI Testing - Fermi gets doubled up
17 June 2010
Excerpt: When we first reviewed the new GeForce GTX 480 and 470 graphics cards back in March one of the few things we left short in our discussion was the possibility of running a pair of the cards in SLI. We touched on it briefly, but only in passing and we really wanted to spend some quality time with the dual-GPU configurations to get a better feel for how the system would perform and how much actual benefit you would get going by doubling your investment cost.
Excerpt: Asus' GeForce GTX 470–based ENGTX470 offers the same kind of impressive gaming performance you get with ATI's Radeon HD 5870 card, but at a lower price and with the bonus of CUDA GPU–accelerated computing support.
Pros: Superb performance, DX11 support, Works with Nvidia's 3D Vision add-on, Supports physics and computation acceleration, Quieter than the GTX 480, Overclocking utility included
Cons: Blocks an adjacent expansion slot, Requires two six-pin PCI-E power connectors
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and 470 graphics processors
31 March 2010
Summary: These two new GeForces draw more power, generate more heat and noise, and have higher price tags than the closest competing Radeons, but they're not substantially faster at running current games. For many, that will be the brutal bottom line on the GeForce GTX 470 and 480. Given the complexity and the rich feature sets of modern graphics processors, that hardly seems fair, but the GF100 is facing formidable competition that made it to market first and is clearly more...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 Review - GF100 and Fermi tackle gaming
26 March 2010
Excerpt: We have been waiting for this day basically since GT200 was revealed: NVIDIA's next-generation GPU architecture. While AMD has been releasing card and card with DX11 support and Eyefinity gaming, NVIDIA has been forced to sit idly by and await its own hardware. The GF100 GPU is finally here as the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 graphics cards and they are surprisingly potent solutions for gamers!
Conclusion: If you take a look into the past, multi card setups have always been a somewhat temperamental solution to the never-ending quest for high performance. We remember a time when just getting SLI and Crossfire to run properly in the vast majority of applications was a lesson in frustration. Well, times have changed.
Conclusion: Remember, if you are interested in our GTX 480 review, click here. While the GTX 400 series is obviously built for high end computing and graphics capabilities, both of the cards seem to come from opposite sides of the tracks. As we saw in its review, the GTX 480 is a product which is geared towards enthusiasts with a price to match but it sucks power, has some nagging performance issues at high resolution and produces a ton of heat.
Summary: В ходе нашего тестирования GeForce GTX 470 практически на равных сражался с конкурентами, на отдельных тестах (особенно синтетических) даже их превосходя. Однако силы оказались неравными: значительно более высокая стоимость решения NVIDIA сделала невозможным присуждение ему пальмы первенства. Тем не менее почетного упоминания в разделе «Редакция советует» он по праву удостоился.
Pros: Хороший ГП с весьма значительным потенциалом.
Cons: Слишком высокая цена для такой производительности.