NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M

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 gamers. 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. An additional none power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 11.29 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

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
Laptop
 
Release date
25 May 2010
 

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
352
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
18.7 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
598.4 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.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
2-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
2 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
76.8 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.
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
11.29
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2184.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
8872.00
 
 
Passmark
2042
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
2.60
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
high / 1024p
53.86
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
58.30
 
ultra / 1080p
15.50
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
62.30
 
ultra / 1080p
16.10
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 480M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 4870, which is faster by 4%.

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