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The EVGA GeForce GTX 480 is a high-end graphics card released in March, 2010.

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Pros

comes with a good software tool to monitor the card's performance, allows some advanced settings

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can run some heavy applications and many browser windows lag-free

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runs games at full settings with great framerates

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Cons

high price puts it out of reach for most general users

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draws a lot of power, need to ensure you have a high-end power supply for it

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fan can get fairly noisy when it kicks into high

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generates a lot of heat, need to make sure your case is well cooled

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 480 is a high-end graphics card released in March, 2010. This card is a step above the GeForce GTX 470, and is designed to compete with the ATI Radeon HD 5870. The GTX 480 features DirectX 11, PhysX and Nvidia 3D Vision Surround technologies. This card is compatible with 2, 3, and 4-way SLI configurations, allowing for a wide range of options when it comes to potential computing power. This GPU’s core clock runs at 700MHz, which is complimented by 480 CUDA cores and 1536MB of GDDR5 memory. The general consensus among expert reviewers indicates the GTX 480 is a faster product than the competition’s HD 5870, however it uses more energy and produces more heat in the process. Video output includes two Dual-Link DVI-I ports and one Mini-HDMI 1.3a connection. Included software includes EVGA’s Precision and OC Scanner tool, which allows users to fine tune and customize their gaming experience.

Features
  • Microsoft DirectX11 Support
  • NVIDIA CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL Support
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
  • NVIDIA 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI ready
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
  • Two Dual-Link HDCP DVI-I Connectors
  • One Mini-HDMI 1.3a connector
  • OpenGL 3.2 Support
Specifications
  • Core clock: 700 MHz
  • Memory clock: 3396 MHz
  • Shader clock: 1401 MHz
  • CUDA Cores: 480
  • Bus: PCI-E 2.0
  • Memory: 1536MB GDDR5
  • Memory bit width: 384 bit
  • Memory speed 2.0 ns
  • Memory bandwidth: 177.4 GB/sec
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