NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI: specs and benchmarks

Price now 149$
Games supported 72%
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 425
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1200
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 11.85
Graphics card Technical data and tests


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


percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in performance rating341
Value for money (0-100)3.09
GPU code nameN11E-GTX-A3
Market segmentLaptop
Release date25 May 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now$149 of 12215 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 480M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores704of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed425 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors6000 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 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 sizelarge


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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed1200 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory-

API support

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

DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 480M SLI. 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 SLI 11.85
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

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 SLI 4229

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 SLI 16500

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480M SLI 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 games across different resolutions:

This video card matches 85% minimum and 72% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 480M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 480 Mobile, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile Radeon RX 480 Mobile

Similar GPUs

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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M SLI GeForce GT 750M SLI

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