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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

GF100
Graphics Processor
480
Cores
60
TMUs
48
ROPs
1536 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
384 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce GTX 480 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF100 graphics processor, in its GF100-375-A3 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GF100 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 529 mm² and 3,100 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTX 480 Core 512, which uses the same GPU but has all 512 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce GTX 480 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 480 shading units, 60 texture mapping units and 48 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 1,536 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 701 MHz, memory is running at 924 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 250 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI. GeForce GTX 480 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 499 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GF100
GPU Variant
GF100-375-A3
Architecture
Fermi
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
3,100 million
Die Size
529 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 26th, 2010
Generation
GeForce 400
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
499 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

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GeForce GTX 480
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355%
367%
395%
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488%
501%
546%
621%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
701 MHz
Shader Clock
1401 MHz
Memory Clock
924 MHz
3696 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1536 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
384 bit
Bandwidth
177.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
480
TMUs
60
ROPs
48
SM Count
15

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
21.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
42.06 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
1,345 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
168.1 GFLOPS (1:8)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP
250 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board Number
P1022

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
2.0
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

SFUs: 60

GF100 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP4
VDPAU: Feature Set C

Retail boards based on this design (16)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
Colorful iGame GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
EVGA GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
EVGA GTX 480 Hydro Copper FTW 752 MHz 950 MHz Single-slot, 2x DVI 1x HDMI
EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked 726 MHz 950 MHz
EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked+ 726 MHz 950 MHz
GIGABYTE GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
GIGABYTE GTX 480 SOC 821 MHz 950 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
KFA² GTX 480 LTD OC Anarchy 760 MHz 950 MHz
Leadtek GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
Manli GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
MSI GTX 480 HydroGen 701 MHz 924 MHz
MSI GTX 480 Lightning 750 MHz 1000 MHz 12 inches/305 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 480 Twin Frozr II 701 MHz 924 MHz 10.433 inches/265 mm
Point of View GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 480 AMP! Edition 756 MHz 950 MHz