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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

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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 11.0. 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.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1680x1050.
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 PCIe 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

Released: Mar 26th, 2010
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 499 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

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


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
Pixel Rate: 21.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 42.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 1,345.0 GFLOPS

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: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.1
CUDA: 2.0
Shader Model: 5.0


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Card Notes

SFUs: 60

Retail boards based on this design

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
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, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
MSI GTX 480 Twin Frozr II 701 MHz 924 MHz 10.433 inches
Point of View GTX 480 701 MHz 924 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 480 AMP! Edition 756 MHz 950 MHz