Fermi Arrives - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

The GeForce GTX 480 is NVIDIA's latest flagship and the first to make use of the new GF100 chip.The first thing you'll probably notice about the GeForce GTX 480 is how big the card is. As you'll see from the photos below, it is roughly the length of a Radeon HD 5870, but it has a meaner looking reference cooler, which makes it look more imposing and perhaps slightly larger. What also grabs your attention are the four thick heat pipes sprouting from the core. Such a design is a break from reference coolers of old, which have traditionally been blockish and dull.

 Anyhow, feast your eyes on the photos of the GeForce GTX 480.

8.0
Performance
9.5
Features
8.5
Value
7
The Good
Untouchable single-GPU performance
3D Gaming
The Bad
Costly to own and run
Power-hungry
Runs incredibly hot