NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M

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 9.27 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 480M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF100
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
25 May 2010
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 480M'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 480M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
352
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
18.7 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
598.4 gflops
 
of 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 size
large
 
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
2-way
 

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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 480M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 480M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
9.25
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2185
3DMark Vantage Performance
8872
Passmark
2039

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480M 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 480M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 480M.

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73
 

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

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

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of League of Legends on GeForce GTX 480M.

/
73
 

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Minecraft on GeForce GTX 480M.

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73
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 480M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 480M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 480M.

medium / 768p
45
 
high / 768p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 480M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 480M from AMD is Radeon RX Vega 8, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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