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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

Graphics Processor
GF100
Cores
480
TMUs
60
ROPs
48
Memory Size
1536 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
384 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
I/O
I/O
PCB Front
PCB Front
PCB Back
PCB Back
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
Foundry
TSMC
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
Reviews
84 in our database

Relative Performance

5%
GeForce 210
7%
GeForce 9400 GT
8%
Radeon HD 4550
10%
Radeon HD 5450
12%
Radeon HD 6450
13%
GeForce GT 520
16%
GeForce GT 220
21%
GeForce GT 430
21%
Radeon HD 5570
23%
Radeon HD 4670
24%
GeForce GT 440
24%
GeForce GT 240
28%
GeForce 9600 GT
30%
Radeon HD 5670
32%
GeForce GT 640
33%
GeForce 9800 GT
34%
Radeon HD 6670
36%
Radeon HD 4830
38%
Radeon HD 4770
40%
Radeon HD 4850
41%
GeForce GTS 250
42%
GeForce GTS 450
44%
Radeon HD 5750
50%
Radeon HD 7750
50%
Radeon HD 5770
51%
GeForce GTX 260
52%
Radeon HD 4870
52%
Radeon Vega 8
52%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
53%
GeForce GTX 650
56%
Radeon HD 5830
59%
Radeon HD 6790
60%
Radeon HD 4890
62%
GeForce GTX 460
62%
Radeon RX Vega 11
63%
GeForce GT 1030
64%
GeForce GTX 275
64%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
64%
GeForce GTX 280
65%
GeForce GTX 465
68%
Radeon HD 6850
70%
GeForce GTX 285
75%
Radeon HD 5850
76%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
76%
Radeon HD 7790
79%
Radeon RX 550
79%
GeForce GTX 470
82%
Radeon HD 6870
88%
Radeon HD 5870
91%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
91%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
93%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
93%
Radeon HD 6950
96%
GeForce GTX 295
98%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
98%
Radeon HD 7850
100%
GeForce GTX 480
105%
Radeon HD 6970
107%
Radeon R7 265
108%
Radeon R7 370
108%
Radeon RX 560
109%
GeForce GTX 660
109%
GeForce GTX 570
118%
GeForce GTX 950
119%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
122%
Radeon R9 270X
123%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
124%
GeForce GTX 580
125%
GeForce GTX 1050
125%
Radeon HD 7950
127%
Radeon RX 460
128%
Radeon HD 5970
131%
GeForce GTX 760
141%
GeForce GTX 670
145%
GeForce GTX 960
148%
Radeon R9 380
149%
Radeon R9 285
151%
Radeon HD 7970
152%
GeForce GTX 680
156%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
160%
GeForce GTX 770
164%
Radeon HD 6990
168%
Radeon R9 280X
170%
GeForce GTX 590
170%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
189%
GeForce GTX 780
195%
GeForce GTX 1650
207%
Radeon RX 470
210%
Radeon R9 290
224%
Radeon R9 390
226%
Radeon R9 290X
229%
GeForce GTX 970
232%
GeForce GTX TITAN
234%
Radeon RX 570
235%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
238%
Radeon R9 390X
239%
Radeon HD 7990
240%
Radeon RX 480
242%
GeForce GTX 690
255%
Radeon RX 580
261%
GeForce GTX 980
264%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
264%
Radeon R9 FURY
265%
Radeon RX 590
290%
Radeon R9 295X2
295%
Radeon R9 FURY X
300%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
323%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
339%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
340%
GeForce GTX 1070
355%
Radeon RX Vega 56
385%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
395%
Radeon RX Vega 64
395%
GeForce RTX 2060
405%
GeForce GTX 1080
466%
GeForce RTX 2070
466%
Radeon VII
488%
TITAN X Pascal
501%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
541%
GeForce RTX 2080
626%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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
L1 Cache
64 KB (per SM)
L2 Cache
768 KB

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

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