NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M: specs and benchmarks

Price now 163$
Games supported 69%
  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 1150 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 8.85


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 485M sales 6 January 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 1.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96.0 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


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 485M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating433
Value for money2.67
GPU code nameN12E-GTX-A1
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now$163 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 485M'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 485M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed1150 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate36.8 billion/secof 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance883.2 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 485M'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
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options+


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 485M: 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 amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1500 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth96.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 485M. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 485M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 485M. 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 485M 8.85
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

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 485M 2709

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 485M 13536

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 485M 2359

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 485M 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:


Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 485M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 485M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX GeForce GTX 675MX
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M SLI GeForce GTX 260M SLI
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Radeon HD 6970M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX SLI GeForce 9800M GTX SLI

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