Originally Posted by angelkiller
YThe GTX 480 has 7% more shaders, more ram, and slightly higher clocks, and a lower core voltage, which may equalize the other stuff. But when you look at power consumption, the GTX 480 uses way more than 7% more power. In fact it's not even close to 7%. So clearly, either adding 7% more hardware increases power by more than 7%, or there's another variable here.
The GTX480 has 7% more shaders (at 15% higher frequency), 20% more ROPS, 20% wider memory bus and 20% more memory (at 10% higher frequency).
It has more than 7% hardware on the chip/board.
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