The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 470 1,280MB graphics card is based exclusively on
the reference design that NVIDIA rolled out to the press a couple of
See? The only difference between the two is the additional two
ZOTAC-branded stickers on the card in for review today.
Worried about size? The card measures 9.5in long and will therefore fit
into the majority
of systems without a problem.
six-pin power connectors are
required to power the GTX 470. NVIDIA claims a maximum thermal design
point of 215W, and we'd encourage readers to have a quality 600W-plus
ZOTAC also keeps to the reference speeds of 607MHz core, 1,215MHz
general, and 3,348MHz memory clocks. We'll be seeing pre-overclocked
models soon, according to industry sources.
large heatsink uses five heatpipes
to pull the heat away from the hot-running GPU. A radial fan then blows
cooler air over them and forces it out of the back of the card.
are standard for a GTX
400-series card, too, bringing with it twin dual-link DVI and
already know the performance
of a single GTX 470, and testing shows that the ZOTAC card falls
perfectly in line with the results obtained from the reference model,
so we paired them up, cobbled them together via SLI, and installed them
into a cavernous Corsair Obsidian 700D chassis.