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 9.23 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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
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
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 480M.
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 benchmarks 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
9.21
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2185
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
8872
 
Passmark
2042
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
StarCraft 2 (2010)
medium / 768p
45
 
high / 768p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
62
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

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 HD 6970M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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