NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 graphics card review. Benchmark and Specs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 graphics card (also called GPU) comes in 254 in the performance rating. It is a good result. The graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 runs with the minimal clock speed 700 MHz. It is featured by the acceleration option and able to run up to . The manufacturer has equipped NVIDIA with GB of 1536 MB memory, clock speed 1848 MHz (3696 data rate) and bandwidth 177.4 GB/s.

The power consumption of the graphics card is 250 Watt, and the fabrication process is only 40 nm. Below you will find the main data on the compatibility, sizes, technologies and gaming performance test results. Also you can read and leave the comments.

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General info

The basic set of information will help you find out the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 release date and its purpose (laptops or PCs), as well as the price at the time of the release and the average current price. This data also includes the architecture employed by the producer, and the chip’s codename.

Place in performance rating: 301
Value for money (0-100): 7.61
Architecture: Fermi
Code name: GF100
Type: Desktop
Release date: 7 December 2010 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP): $499
Price now: $8.99 (0x MSRP)
Value for money: 2.72
GPU code name: GF100
Market segment: Desktop

Technical specs

This is the important information that defines the graphics card’s capacity. The simpler the device production process, the better. The core’s power frequency is responsible for its speed (direct correlation) while the elaboration of signals is performed by the transistors (the more transistors, the faster the computations are carried out).

Pipelines: 480
Core clock speed: 700 MHz
Transistor count: 3,100 million
Manufacturing process technology: 40 nm
Power consumption (TDP): 250 Watt
Texture fill rate: 42 billion/sec
Floating-point performance: 1,345.0 gflops
Maximum GPU temperature: 105 °C
CUDA cores: 480
Pipelines / CUDA cores: 480
Number of transistors: 3,100 million
Thermal design power (TDP): 250 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Today there are numerous form factors for PC cases, so it is extremely important to know the length of the graphics card and the types of its connection. This will help facilitate the upgrade process.

Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
Length: 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
Supplementary power connectors: 6-pin & 8-pin
SLI options: +
Bus support: 16x PCI-E 2.0
Height: 4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)

Memory

The internal main memory is used for storing data while conducting computations. Contemporary games and professional graphic apps have high requirements for the memory’s volume and capacity. The higher this parameter, the more powerful and fast the graphics card is. Type of memory, the capacity and bandwidth for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480.

Memory type: GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount: 1536 MB
Memory bus width: 384 Bit
Memory clock speed: 1848 MHz (3696 data rate)
Memory bandwidth: 177.4 GB/s
Shared memory: -

Video outputs and ports

As a rule, all contemporary graphics cards feature several connection types and additional ports. Knowing these peculiarities is crucial for avoiding problems with connecting the graphics card to the monitor or other peripheral devices.

Display Connectors: Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support: +
HDCP: +
Maximum VGA resolution: 2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI: Internal
HDMI: +

Technologies

Each graphic card manufacturer complements its products with branded technologies that are used both in games and in the working process. Below is the list of peculiar features that you may find rather useful.

3D Vision: +
CUDA: +
DirectX 11: DirectX 11

API support

All API-supported NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 are listed below.

DirectX: 12 (11_0)
OpenGL: 4.2

Overall gaming performance

All tests have been based on FPS counter. Let’s have a look on what place NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 has been taken in the gaming performance test (calculation has been made in accordance with the game developer recommendations about system requirements; it can differ from the real world situations).


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Legend
5 Stutter – The performance of this graphics cards with this game is not well explored yet. According to interpolated information obtained from graphics cards of similar efficiency levels, the game is likely to stutter and show low frame rates.
May Stutter – The performance of this graphics cards with this game is not well explored yet. According to interpolated information obtained from graphics cards of similar efficiency levels, the game is likely to stutter and show low frame rates.
30 Fluent – According to all known benchmarks with the specified graphical settings, this game is expected to run at 25fps or more
40 Fluent – According to all known benchmarks with the specified graphical settings, this game is expected to run at 35fps or more
60 Fluent – According to all known benchmarks with the specified graphical settings, this game is expected to run at 58fps or more
May Run Fluently – The performance of this graphics cards with this game is not well explored yet. According to interpolated information obtained from graphics cards of similar efficiency levels, the game is likely to show fluent frame rates.
? Uncertain – The testing of this graphics cards on this game showed unexpected results. A slower card might be able to produce higher and more consistent frame rates when running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – The performance of this graphics cards with this game is not well explored yet. No reliable data interpolation can be made based on the performance of similar cards of the same category.
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Benchmark

Benchmarks help determine the performance in standard tests for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480. We have listed the world’s most famous benchmarks so that you could obtain accurate results in each (see the description). Graphics card preliminary testing is especially important in the presence of high loads so that the user could see to what extent the graphic processing unit copes with computations and data elaboration.

Overall benchmark performance

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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Passmark

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Octane Render OctaneBench

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4.5 Out of 19 Hitesti score
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