GTX 480 with Core i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

For the most part, the GTX 480 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It is worth noting that the GTX 480 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 1536 MB RAM, the GTX 480 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 480 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 480 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
Price $ 499 3/5 Good
Year 2010 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 480
Maximum Recorded Temperature 94C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise dB 5/5 Excellent
Recommended Power Supply 600W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 45 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 1 GB 2/5 Acceptable
Overall Combination Score 48/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
57 FPS
39 FPS
43 FPS
42 FPS
55 FPS
37 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

GTX 480 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP1022
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP250 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock701 MHz
Memory Clock924 MHz 3696 MHz effective
Shader Clock1401 MHz

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 400
Launch Price499 USD
Release DateMar 26th, 2010

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

Die Size529 mm²
GPU NameGF100
GPU VariantGF100-375-A3
Process Size40 nm
Transistors3,100 million


Bandwidth177.4 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size1536 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

SM Count15
Shading Units480

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance1,345 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance168.1 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate21.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate42.06 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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