Palit is one of the first companies to release a custom designed GTX 470 card. They changed the PCB design and the cooling solution to meet their demands, first of all allowing the cards to be built at a more affordable cost level.
In regards to specifications and clocks nothing has changed, the Palit GTX 470 offers exactly the same performance at the reference design, the only notable change is the reduced price of $330 vs. $350 of the reference design (…)
Palit’s GeForce GTX 470 is a solid implementation of a non-reference design for the GTX 470. Coming at reference design clocks, we didn’t expect any changes in performance – and there weren’t any. Palit also went with several design choices that aren’t performance related. The major changes are that Palit uses a dual-fan cooling setup instead of the single fan on the NVIDIA heatsink. Another change is the voltage regulation circuitry which has been designed with cost in mind. Let’s start with that. A cheaper voltage regulation design can often result in higher power draw or less stable power delivery which could show in lower overclocking limits. In our testing, the Palit GTX 470 reached a maximum overclock comparable to the reference design, so overclocking is not affected.
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