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...
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.
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.
Conclusion: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480 was greeted with a lukewarm reception on the day of launch. Excusing the egregiously bad pun, but a lot of noise was made about the how hard the cooler had to work to keep the hot-running GPU under 100°C.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470: 6 Months Late, Was It Worth the Wait?
26 March 2010
Conclusion: To wrap things up, let’s start with the obvious: NVIDIA has reclaimed their crown – they have the fastest single-GPU card. The GTX 480 is between 10 and 15% faster than the Radeon 5870 depending on the resolution, giving it a comfortable lead over AMD’s best single-GPU card.
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.
Summary: The nVidia Zotac Geforce GTX 470's take-no-prisoners attitude towards performance is reflected in its price-tag, although it is a few pounds less than you'll pay for an ATI Radeon HD 5870, making the Zotac GTX 470 a very good buy.
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.