NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 480 sales 26 March 2010 at a recommended price of 499 USD. This is a 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). An additional 6-pin & 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.76 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
26 March 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
499 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
480
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
480
 
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
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 video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
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)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
SLI options
2-way, 3-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1848 MHz (3696 data rate)
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
177.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
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 supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
18.76
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5014.00
 
 
Passmark
4355
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3650
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
54
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
117 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

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