NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M vs 580M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
8.54
Architecture
Fermi
 
Fermi
Code name
N12E-GTX-A1
 
N12E-GTX2
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
6 January 2010
 
28 June 2011
Price now
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$249

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
384
CUDA cores
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384
Core clock speed
384
 
620 MHz
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
1950 Million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
 
39.7 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
883.2 gflops
 
952.3 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M 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
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None
SLI options
2-way
 
2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96.0 GB / s
 
96.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+
DirectX 11
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DirectX 11

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
12 API
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 485M 8.20 +3.7%
GTX 580M 7.91

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 485M 2709
GTX 580M 3117 +15.1%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 485M 13536
GTX 580M 14404 +6.4%

Passmark

GTX 485M 2400 +5.3%
GTX 580M 2279

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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40 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GTX 580M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M

3.7% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

Much newer (28 June 2011 vs 6 January 2010)
DirectX 11
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
Blu-Ray 3D
3DGaming
Optimus Support

So, GTX 485M or 580M?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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