Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI get on latest AAA 2024 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 300 games in the list.

The GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 15 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 22 which we saw got good frame rates of 72 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 22 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Next we have FIFA 22 running on GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI which gets L: 144FPS, M: 113FPS, H: 76FPS, U: 55FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Resident Evil 8 gets L: 43FPS, M: 34FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 16FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI, this is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

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? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB as this is better than 716 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 25% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 956 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 76% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
55 FPS
The GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI was released on 01 Mar 2010
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI
Fermi GF100-375-A3 (x3)
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
48 (x3)
Pixel Rate
101 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
3072MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
768KB (x3)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
701 MHz
Max Power
750 Watts
1000 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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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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