NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 21 scores, 87 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Breathtaking visual effects rendering thanks to Fermi and DirectX 11 technology.
  • Untouchable singleGPU performance, 3D Gaming
  • Fast performance. Supports DirectX 11. Enables 3D Vision Surround with appropriate hardware.

Cons:

  • Runs hotter and louder than the competition.
  • Costly to own and run, Powerhungry, Runs incredibly hot

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

By all accounts the GeForce GTX 480 is not the beast we were hoping it would be. It's main competitor, the Radeon HD 5870 is no slouch, so beating it in almost every test is a real accomplishment, however in many cases it wasn't a great deal...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

Are you dutiful about keeping your drivers up-to-date? Nvidia does a pretty good job of maintaining a regular release schedule. Today we look at how much performance you can expect from an old card in new games using four driver packages. Everyone is...

By Expreview on -

According to the test, the full spec’ed 512SP GTX 480 just brings a performance improvement of no more than 6% over the 480SP GTX 480. The power consumption and temperature of GF100 have become NVIDIA’s headache. Even without overclocking,...

By The Tech Report on -

Putting together these value comparisons is harder than it looks. Oh, sure, looking at our overall value graphs and making broad generalizations is a lot of fun, but it can be quite misleading. You've gotta keep the hidden variables in mind. If this...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

With aftermarket cooling systems you could probably negate the...

By Atomic MPC on 82

An alternative for DX11, but not a huge...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

Nvidia’s long anticipated enthusiast graphics card, the GeForce GTX 480, has finally arrived at the DirectX 11 ball. ATI has been strutting its stuff since last September, but if Fermi makes...

By PC Authority on -

Fermi is here at last, but can Nvidia’s newest (and long-delayed) graphics creation trump ATI’s take-all-before-it 5800 series? We put two cards to the test to find out...

By Tbreak.com on -

http://tech.tbreak.com/2010/04/geforce-gtx-480-worth-upgrading-from-radeon-hd-5870/GeForce+GTX+480-+Worth+upgrading+from+Radeon+HD+5870%3F2010-04-28+12%3A27%3A16Ace Our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 sample got a bit delayed in reaching us. We figured that...

By IT Reviews on -

The fastest single-GPU card money can buy, but not the giant leap forwards some people were expecting. NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 480 price Buy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 securely online at a bargain price £449 inc. VAT NVIDIA: 0118 903 3000 www.nvidia.com...

By BeHardware on -

For over six months, NVIDIA has been trying to center as much attention as possible on its new architecture so as to queer AMD’s pitch with the Radeon HD 5000 series. Those in bad faith will also say that it was making all that noise so as to...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The card at a glance Zotac supplied us with test model of their GeForce GTX 480 1.5 GB. The Zotac model mirrors the NVIDIA stock design, with the only difference being the Zotac sticker. The double decker fan cooling system is very noisy. There are...

By HardwareZone.com on -

The GeForce GTX 480 continues to amaze us with its sheer graphics crunching ability, along with its other not so desirable traits of high operating temperatures and power requirements.NVIDIA's claim of improved SLI performance seems to be spot on,...

By X-bit Labs on -

What do we have half a year since the release of the Radeon HD 5870? Taking all the tests together (which is not exactly correct), the new GeForce GTX 480 is an average 5 to 15% faster than the Radeon HD 5870 depending on the specific test, quality...

By iXBT Labs on -

Before drawing any conclusions we'll dot the i's on what has already gained momentum on the Web. As you may know, NVIDIA accused AMD of reducing image quality in Warhammer 40.000: Dawn Of War II by means of Catalyst AI for the sake of higher...

By The Tech Report on -

These two new GeForces draw more power, generate more heat and noise, and have higher price tags than the closest competing Radeons, but they're not substantially faster at running current games. For many, that will be the brutal bottom line on the...

By Legit Reviews on -

Yesterday, we updated the video card BIOS of our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 reference graphics card to what we were told is the version that will be used on the GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards when they come out in just a couple weeks. The version that...

By PC Advisor on 70

All things considered, there's a lot to like here. The Fermi architecture has a lot to offer, particularly where anti-aliasing or tessellation are concerned. The 5870 does have a considerable advantage over the nVidia GeForce GTX 480 in a number of...

By Techgage on -

NVIDIA's Fermi architecture has been brewing for a while, but from a consumer perspective, we've been waiting a long six months to see the results come to fruition. Has the wait been worth it? I have to say that no, it wasn't. It's not...

By Fudzilla on -

We've been waiting, and waiting and waiting some more, but today the wait is over for the most part. This is probably second most controversial if not the most controversial chip in Nvidia’s history and we must admit we haven’t seen such...