NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.17% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 480M sales 25 May 2010. This is a Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 480M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking644
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money1.47
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN11E-GTX-A3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date25 May 2010 (13 years old)
Current price$163 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 480M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 480M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores352of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed425 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors3,100 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)100 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate18.7 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance598.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 480M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 480M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1200 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 480M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 API
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 480M. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 480M 4.17

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 480M 1617

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 480M 8872

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 480M 2185

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

900p33
Full HD40

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 7−8

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1−2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 2−3

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 480M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 480M is Radeon HD 8870M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 480M:

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 480M according to our statistics.

User Ratings

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