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Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 438 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We proceeded to look at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 22 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI will run the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 43 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Another game tested was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, L: 43FPS, M: 34FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 16FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Borderlands 3, which returned L: 79FPS, M: 62FPS, H: 42FPS, U: 30FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 52% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which is 24% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 850 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
55 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI is released on 01 Mar 2010

GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI
GPU
Architecture
Fermi GF100-375-A3 (x3) (x3)
Process
40nm
TMUs
60
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
48 (x3)
Pixel Rate
101 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1440
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
924 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
354.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x3)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
701 MHz
Power
Max Power
750 Watts
PSU
1000 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI Game Requirement Analysis

The GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI of GeForce GTX 480. Rank based on best case scenario.


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GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 15%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 38% 15%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 78% 58%
Death Stranding 29% 58%
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 58%
Need For Speed Heat 35% 15%
Planet Zoo 39% 24%
Diablo 4 22% 58%
FIFA 20 55% 39%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 29% 58%
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You forgot the sketchy dual psu system.

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the ranking bad, because two GTX 480 beats GTX 680 witch is about the same performance like mine GTX 770, Ranking saying that 3 way GTX 480 just 4% better than my GTX 770

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