NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 480M SLI sales 25 May 2010. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.2 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.56 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 480M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
N11E-GTX-A3
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
25 May 2010
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 480M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
704
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
425 MHz
 
Transistor count
6000 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 480M SLI'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
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 480M SLI: 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
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 14000
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 480M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
13.64
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4229
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
16500
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480M SLI 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)
low / 768p
280
 
medium / 768p
75
 
high / 768p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
170
 
medium / 768p
90
 
high / 768p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
132
 
medium / 768p
83
 
high / 768p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 480M SLI from AMD is Radeon R9 M470, which is slower by 4% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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