NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
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  • 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 6.03

Summary

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

6.03%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 485M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating475
Value for money2.29
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN12E-GTX-A1
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2010 (12 years ago)
Current price$163 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1150 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate36.8 billion/secof 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 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+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 485M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

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 6.03
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  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 485M 2359

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 485M 13536

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 485M 2709

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.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

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Full HD66

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 0−1
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Metro Exodus 1−2
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

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 Radeon R9 M470, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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