NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 SLI is the high-end consolation prize

by Rafael Hernandez on April 16, 2010 · 0 comments

While the top-end of the graphics card segment is always on the mind of the performance gamer there’s something to be said for aiming just a tiny bit lower, especially when it can save you a bit of your hard earned money in the end.

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 470 in an SLI setup provides a potent performance environment which should chew through even the most graphically complex games. Hardware Canucks takes it for a spin:

There is no hiding the fact that NVIDIA’s new cards are now known as some of the hottest-running and most power hungry GPUs ever produced. Running them in single card configurations results in substantially higher power consumption than their immediate competition but in our opinion, the GTX 470 is the better suited of the two cards for running in an SLI configuration. If you are looking for one of the fastest dual-card setups, the GTX 480 is naturally the way to go but heat and power supply selection will be worries that the GTX 470 somewhat alleviates.

Avoiding a massive power supply upgrade should make an upgrade such as this much more palatable.

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