|Stunning Gaming Effects
Cutting-edge Microsoft DirectX 11 graphics and NVIDIA® PhysX® technology take gaming to a new level. Witness effects so realistic that you’ll have to remind yourself it’s just a game. Repeat: It’s just a game.
Breakthrough the boundaries of your screen. Games, movies and photos enter a new dimension with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology. Thrill seeker? Use two GeForce GTX 480 cards in NVIDIA® SLI® configuration to project across three displays with NVIDIA® 3D Vision Surround™ technology. *Warning: May cause screen envy.
Prepare yourself for the future of gaming. GeForce GTX 480 powers interactive raytracing, bringing spectacular, photo-realistic renderings to your screen for the first time. Go ahead, spoil your eyes.
- Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support
DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
- NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround Ready*
Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technologies. NVIDIA® Surround™ also supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays.
- Interactive Ray Tracing
By tracing the path of light through a 3D scene, ray tracing uses the power of the GPU to create spectacular, photo-realistic visuals. Get a glimpse into the future of gaming with ray tracing.
- 3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology**
Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s premier gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
- NVIDIA PhysX® Technology
Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
- NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
- 32x Anti-aliasing Technology
Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 32x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
- NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology***
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
- PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
- Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
- HDMI 1.3a Support
Fully integrated support for HDMI 1.3a including xvYCC, Deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound.
* NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround requires NVIDIA release 256 driver, two or more graphics cards in NVIDIA SLI configuration, 3D Vision glasses and three matching 3D Vision-Ready displays. See www.nvidia.com/surround for more information.
** A GeForce GTX 470 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 470 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
*** Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details.
Note: The below specifications represent this GPU as incorporated into NVIDIA's reference graphics card design. Graphics card specifications may vary by Add-in-card manufacturer. Please refer to the Add-in-card manufacturers' website for actual shipping specifications.
|Graphics Clock (MHz)||607 MHz|
|Processor Clock (MHz)||1215 MHz|
|Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)||34.0|
|Memory Clock (MHz)||1674|
|Standard Memory Config||1280 MB DDR3/GDDR5|
|Memory Interface Width||320-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)||133.9|
|NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready|
|NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready***|
|NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology**||HD|
|NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology|
|Bus Support||PCI-E 2.0 x 16|
|Certified for Windows 7|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||2560x1600|
|Maximum VGA Resolution||2048x1536|
|Standard Display Connectors||Two Dual Link DVI|
|Audio Input for HDMI||Internal|
|Height||4.376 inches (111 mm)|
|Length||9.5 inches (241 mm)|
|Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)||100 C|
|Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)||TBD W|
|Minimum Recommended System Power (W)||550 W|
|Supplementary Power Connectors||6-pin x2|
*- A GeForce GTX 480 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 480 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
**- Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details.
***- NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround requires NVIDIA release 256 driver, two or more graphics cards in NVIDIA SLI configuration, 3D Vision glasses and three matching 3D Vision-Ready displays. See www.nvidia.com/surround for more information.