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. 1536 MB 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 18.09 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 480's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
78.03
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
26 March 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$71.99
 
of 4403.52 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
480
 
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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
 
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

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
1536 MB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1848 MHz (3696 data rate)
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
177.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark 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
18.09
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5014
Passmark
4359
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
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

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 HD 6990, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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