NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 425
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 7.02

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 480M sales 25 May 2010. This is 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. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

7.02%

of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 480M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating484
Value for money1.91
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN11E-GTX-A3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date25 May 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now$163 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 480M's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
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)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate18.7 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance598.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1200 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 480M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 7.02
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

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.

GTX 480M 2185

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.

GTX 480M 8872

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

GTX 480M 2050

Game benchmarks

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.

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

900p33
Full HD40

Full HD
Medium Preset

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

Full HD
High Preset

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

Full HD
Ultra Preset

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

1440p
High Preset

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

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

4K
High Preset

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

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 480M's AMD equivalent is Radeon R7 M275DX, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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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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