NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI vs 480M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Fermi
Code name
N13E-GR
 
N11E-GTX-A3
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 October 2012
 
25 May 2010

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M'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 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1920
 
352
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
850 MHz
Transistor count
5080 Million
 
3000 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
18.7 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
598.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M 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
n/d
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
n/d
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M: 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
n/d
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
2x 192 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2800 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
76.8 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
No outputs
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
Optimus
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+
Verde Drivers
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.1
 
12 API
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.5
OpenCL
n/d
 
1.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 670MX SLI 12.10 +263.4%
GTX 480M 3.33

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 670MX SLI 7042 +222.3%
GTX 480M 2185

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 670MX SLI 23526 +165.2%
GTX 480M 8872

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI

263.4% faster (about 3.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 October 2012 vs 25 May 2010)
More pipelines (1920 vs 352)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
Verde Drivers
3DTV
Optimus Support

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
Less power hungry (100 vs 150 watts)

So, GTX 670MX SLI or 480M?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 670MX SLI and GeForce GTX 480M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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