Point of View has been kind enough to send us one of the first two Nvidia DX11 graphics cards. This is the new Nvidia card dubbed the GTX 470, based on the Fermi graphics processor, and slower of two. We have already written about Point of View's latest 470 GTX card here, but this time around it's time for some comprehensive testing. We've gotten our mitts on the aforementioned card and decided to do some preliminary tests to show you what this card is about, and what it's capable of.
|Graphics Processing Unit||GeForce GTX470|
|Graphics core speed||607 MHz|
|Memory Speed||3348 MHz|
|Memory bus||320 bit|
|Shader clock||1215 MHz|
|HDMI||1x mini HDMI|
We managed to run a few important benchmarks for determining performance, including Metro 2033 and Far Cry 2:
Far Cry 2 on Ultra settings at 1920x1200 resolution is the game where the 470 GTX scores better than Radeon HD 5870.
Strapped with 1536MB of fast GDDR5 memory, Nvidia GTX 480 has no trouble dealing with high resolutions and tessellation in undoubtedly one of the best looking PC games of 2010, Metro 2033, but Point of View 470 GTX fights hard to provide playable frame rate. Metro 2033 is post-apocalyptic game developed by 4A Game and implements a number of advanced DX11 features (including Tessellation) with the latest generation of DX11 graphics cards. At highest tested resolution, more memory brings advantage to 470 GTX in compare to HD 5870.
We will certainly run a few more benchmarks before we can get any conclusions but at least in some cases the card is performance wise very close or faster than Radeon HD 5870, at least judging from these two benchmarks.
Stay tuned for the full review.