NVIDIA GeForce GTX480 Video Card Review :: GeForce GTX480 and GTX 470

03-26-2010 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Today NVIDIA is launching two cards, the GeForce GTX 480 and the GeForce GTX 470. Before I delve into the architecture behind the two cards I thought I should share a chart of what these cardís specifications are and the price points relative to the competition. This is a chart of the current prices of the HD 5970, HD 58xx series and the projected price and specs of the NVIDIA cards:

ATI Radeon HD 5970 ATI Radeon HD 5870 ATI Radeon HD 5850 ATI Radeon HD 5830 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Process 40nm 40nm 40nm 40nm 40nm 40nm
Transistors 2.15 Billion 2.15 Billion 2.15 Billion 2.15 Billion 3.2 Billion 3.2 Billion
Engine Clock 725MHz 850MHz 725MHz 800MHz 700MHz 607MHz
Shader Clock 725MHz 850MHz 725MHz 800MHz 1848MH 1674MHz
SPs 2x1600 1600 1440 1120 480 448
Computer Performance 2x2.72TFLOPS 2.72TFLOPS 2.09TFLOPS 1.792 TFLOPS
Texture Units 2x80 80 80 56 60 56
Texture Fillrate 2x68Gigatexels/second 68GTexels/second 52.2GTexels/second 44.8GTexels/second 42GTexels/second 34GTexels/second
ROPs 2x32 32 32 16 48 40
Pixel Fillrate 2x27.2GPixels/second 27.2GPixels/second 23.2GPixels/second 12.8GPixels/second 33.6Gigapixel/second 24.3Gigapixels/second
Z Stencil 217.6GSamples/second 108.8GSamples/second 92.8GSamples/second 51.2GSamples/second
Memory amount 2x1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB 1536MB 1280MB
Memory Data Rate 2x4.8GBps 4.8GBps 4GBps 4GBps 3.7GBps 3.35GBps
Memory Bandwidth 2x153.6GB/second 153GB/second 128GB/s 128GB/s 177.4GB/second 133.9GB/second
Maximum board power 286W 188W 170W 175W 250W 215W
Price $699 $394 $299 $239 $499 $349