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GTX 470 fun
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:56:29 PM »
Friend of mine gave me a GTX 470 as a temp gaming card while I wait for my 680 to be RMA'ed. While it was alright, it just lacked the grunt I have been accustomed to over the years. Life as of recent hasn't afforded me the time to sit and do what I love doing most - irking the most out of my hardware.

Having said that, here is what I managed to get out of my GTX 470 so far. Seems to have no issues, although ramping up the fans on this card to 65% is slightly annoying , the gains have been tremendous at this point.

Wolfenstein New order now plays flawlessly on medium/high settings @ 1920x1080 with what I would imagine 40-50fps steady.

Not too shabby for a 4 year old GPU


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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 10:02:37 PM »
Very nice overclock and honestly the 470 even today is not a card to be laughed at, can power through most games.

sure its nothing to my 770 4gb's but compared to most rigs its a awesome card :)

maybe show us some game streams with it :)
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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 10:02:37 PM »

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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 10:26:39 AM »
I also picked up an i3 530 and a mini itx mobo with 4gb of ram for 50$ It wasnt bad, but it was  lacking so I took it upon myself to also do something about that.  Also bumped up the gpu speed a bit more since it was running cool and stable.  Had to run the ram @ 1200 since it requires 1.85v to get 1600 out of it LOL!

This is on the stock cooler as I have to ensure my H220 isnt screwed (got it back in parts, radiator had the shit kicked out of it, but doesnt appear to be leaking at this point. )

Been running 12 hours without a hiccup as im not going to run stress tests on a stock cooler. But i has been rocking civ 5 all night .

And this is my starting point to a proper build. I would attempt some gaming streams, but with 4gb of ram that is all but impossible at the moment.





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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 01:42:38 PM »
I also picked up an i3 530 and a mini itx mobo with 4gb of ram for 50$

That is an excellent buy for a solid starting point, and easily upgraded as you come across similarly great deals. i5 750/760 and i7 860 sell pretty cheap.

Have fun!
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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 02:27:25 PM »
Thanks Bond!

I do plan on jumping to a z97 platform over the next little while as this is a nice setup, this mobo lacks way too many features I require and the layout is bumpkis. And I know this platform will bottleneck either my 680 or **crosses fingers** a 290x which I hope to get.

Unsure if I am going to want a 4670k or to go with the dual core Pentium anniversary chip and clock it to the moon.
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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 02:46:16 PM »
I also picked up an i3 530 and a mini itx mobo with 4gb of ram for 50$

That is an excellent buy for a solid starting point, and easily upgraded as you come across similarly great deals. i5 750/760 and i7 860 sell pretty cheap.

Have fun!

sorry I modded your reply when I meant to quote

And sometime people give me i5 750's if I come across one I will message you right away Fudd :)

my bad haha
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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 06:16:34 PM »
No problem on the modded reply (it doesn't look any different other than saying you modified it last for what I remember).

Just don't make it say anything too ridiculous and its fine by me.

Thanks Bond!

I do plan on jumping to a z97 platform over the next little while as this is a nice setup, this mobo lacks way too many features I require and the layout is bumpkis. And I know this platform will bottleneck either my 680 or **crosses fingers** a 290x which I hope to get.

Unsure if I am going to want a 4670k or to go with the dual core Pentium anniversary chip and clock it to the moon.

There is a tomshardware review of the pentium anniversary. If you haven't read it, it can be summed up by saying OCing as far as it will go gives you performance that, on average, equals a current i3 (but for quite a bit less money....though power consumption is quite a bit higher on the OC'd pentium). The i5 still has a decent advantage even at stock clocks if its in your budget when the time does come.
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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 08:00:32 PM »
I used to have 2 gtx470's in SLI, I ran lots and lots of benches with them.  They were EVGA, they clocked up to 800 mhz for me, and had a 2600k that did 5.1 ghz, I cant find the screen shots right now, but those were good old days when I used to bench and spend a lot of money on things like that.

That 530 will clock to 4.4ghz easily, its a pretty damn good chip still for light gaming.

Also just sold a 760 for 60 bucks. 

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Re: GTX 470 fun
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 03:47:40 AM »
That must be a pretty good chip the i3, that manage 4.4GHz (presumably on air), because the basic clock is just shy to 3GHz by default:
http://ark.intel.com/products/46472/Intel-Core-i3-530-Processor-4M-Cache-2_93-GHz

So I believe that it will move on well most modern games with decent settings, not only suitable for "light" gaming  ;)
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