NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M vs RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.31
 
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Architecture
Fermi
 
Ampere
GPU code name
N11E-GTX-A3
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
25 May 2010
 
4 January 2021
Price now
$163
 
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Technical specs

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
352
 
5120
Core clock speed
425 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
3,100 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
18.7 billion/sec
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
598.4 gflops
 
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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.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
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Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

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.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 480M and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
8.5

Benchmark performance

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%

Gaming performance

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.
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