Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Super OC 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe GV-N480SO-15I

  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Super OC 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe GV-N480SO-15I
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Based on 4 scores, 8 reviews available
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Pros:

  • High quality components for overclocking, Lower power consumption than standard stock card at factory overclocked settings, Lower voltage requirement at same clock speeds compared to the Galaxty GTX 480, Quiet Operation, Dual-BIOS (SOC and LN2), Cheap com
  • Bmr_approved.png, Ultra quiet cooling system with aggressive stock fan profile, Much lower temps than reference designs, Performance on most games is excellent, PhysX capability is great feature with minimal FPS impact, Unmatched power supply design
  • Nice performance increase over reference GTX 480, High clock speeds out of the box, Triple fan cooler quiet under load, Lower power consumption, Dual BIOS, Good component selection, Runs cooler than reference design, HDMI output, Software voltage control

Cons:

  • Umption compared to the GTX 580
  • The GTX 570 does it all for less, GTX 4xx price structure is not realistic at the moment, Hot air from GPU cooler stays inside case, Not the fastest GPU on the planet anymore

Expert reviews and ratings

By Bjorn3D on 90

The GIGABYTE GTX 480 SOC is more than just an ordinary GTX 480. GIGABYTE managed to provide a cooler that keeps the card at optimal temperatures while keeping the fan noise to the minimum. With high-quality components, cherry-picked GPUs, and...

By Benchmark Reviews on 87

From a performance standpoint, it seems odd to be criticizing an overclocked GTX 480, just because a couple of GTX 460 cards took their combined strength of 672 CUDA cores and leapt to the top of almost every benchmark. Multi-GPU set-ups are not the...

By HardOCP on

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Superclock is a great video card. It is the highest clocked GeForce GTX 480 we can find, and it isnt the most expensive. In terms of pricing, it sits right in the middle of the GTX 480 pack at $469 MSRP. Its...

By Pureoverclock on

Gigabyte is a board partner that's known for pushing the boundaries on Nvidia's reference graphics cards, whether it's a custom heatsink, improved quality components, or a factory overclock. And true to form, the GTX 480 Super Overclock...

By Overclock3D on 90

Sometimes we have to eat our words, and today is one of those days.When MSI released the GTX480 Lightning we were completely shocked by how amazing it was and what a turn-around MSI had managed to make on the beleaguered Fermi chip. From an...

By Guru of 3D on

I think it was one day before the GTX 580 launched when we received an email from Gigabyte, "Hey Hilbert, would you guys like to review our new GeForce GTX 480 SOC edition?" And I replied back, are you sure you did not mean GTX 580 ? And no, it was...

By techPowerUp! on 90

Gigabyte's timing with their GeForce GTX 480 Super Overclock couldn't be worse. With the first stores getting stock only weeks after NVIDIA released their new GeForce GTX 580, a lot of potential customers will be considering the GTX 480 "old...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Wie fr die MSI N480GTX Lightning gilt auch bei der Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 SuperOverclock - leider etwas zu spt. NVIDIA hat inzwischen die GeForce GTX 580 prsentiert und will die GeForce GTX 480 auslaufen lassen. Hersteller, die nun...