NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M vs RTX 3070 Mobile
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 480M and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 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.
PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 480M and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile. 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.
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Maximum VGA resolution
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480M and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 480M 8.06
RTX 3070 Mobile 64.51 +700.4%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 480M 2185
RTX 3070 Mobile 37290 +1606.6%
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 480M and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
Less power hungry (100 vs 115 watts)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
700.4% faster (about 8 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 25 May 2010)
More pipelines (5120 vs 352)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 76.8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 40 nm)
So, GTX 480M or RTX 3070 Mobile?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 480M and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.