NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 480 sales 26 March 2010 at a recommended price of $499. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1.5 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.85 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 177.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm). 6-pin & 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.06 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 480's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
100.00
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
26 March 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$71.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 480's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 480's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
480
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
480
 
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
42 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,345.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 480's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
SLI options
2-way, 3-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 480: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1848 MHz (3696 data rate)
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
177.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 480.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.0
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 480. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
18.20
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5014
 
Passmark
4358
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3650
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
54
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 480. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
117 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 480 from AMD is Radeon R7 360, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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