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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 480 SLI GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 32% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 81% 126%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 19% 2%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 81% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32% 65%
Doom Eternal 14% 42%
FIFA 20 30% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 102% 152%
Need For Speed Heat 32% 65%
Halo: Reach 58% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 SLI are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition.

The GTX 670 has a 214 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 480. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 670 manages to provide 18.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 214 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 480, but the GTX 480 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 670. As a result, the GTX 480 exhibits a 38 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 480, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 480.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 480 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 480 has 162.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 670, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 480 is massively better than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 480 SLI has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 480 is 1346 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317. The GTX 480 having 29 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 480 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 670.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 480. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 480.

The GeForce GTX 480 SLI requires 500 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 480 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 670. The GTX 480 requires 330 Watts more than the GTX 670 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 480 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed701 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock-vs980 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF100-375-A3 (x2)Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080
9
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8.1
2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.3

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed924 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth354.8GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units960vs1344
Actual Shader Performance65%vs63%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs112
Texture Rate84.1 GTexel/svs102.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate67.3 GPixel/svs29.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections4vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power500 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 480 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 480 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 480.
The optimal performance it delivers is largely better than a single GeForce GTX 480 and relatively close to GeForce GTX 590.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.
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