NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GF100 DX11 Video Card Review

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GeForce GTX 480 Test Settings

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with all the latest updates installed. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Corsair DOMINATOR memory modules were run in triple-channel mode at 1866MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings. The ATI Radeon HD 5000 series cards were all tested using CATALYST 10.3 drivers and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 used Forceware 197.25, while the GeForce GTX 480 used Forceware 197.17. The ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard was run using BIOS 0610 with the processor running stock settings and Turbo enabled.

Windows 7 Drivers Used:
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program V9.1.1.1014
SoundMAX 2000B Audio Driver V6.10.2.6585 for Windows 64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver V11.10.5.3 for 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)

The Test System

Here is the Intel LGA 1366 Test platform:

Intel Test Platform






Live Pricing



Intel Core i7 975



ASUS P6T Deluxe V2



6GB Corsair DDR3 1866MHz


Video Card


See Below


Hard Drive


Western Digital VelociRaptor




Titan Finrar


Power Supply


Cooler Master 1000W




None (Open Bench)


Operating System


Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Video Cards Tested:

  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 1GB – 735MHz Core / 1010MHz Memory
  • MSI R5870 Lighting 1GB – 900MHz Core / 1200MHz Memory
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB – 850MHz Core / 1200MHz Memory
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB – 765MHz Core / 1125MHz Memory
  • ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB – 700MHz Core / 1000MHz Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 – 700MHz Core/1401MHz Shader/1848MHz Memory
  • PNY GeForce GTX 285 – 648MHz Core/1476MHz Shader/ 2484MHz Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU-Z 0.4.0 Details:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GPU-Z 0.3.9

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Idle Temperature Testing Results

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