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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 benchmarked

by Parm Mann on 22 March 2010, 11:59


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The weeks leading up to a major technology launch are always going to be riddled with Internet leaks, and the upcoming introduction of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480 graphics card - codenamed Fermi - is no exception.

Scheduled to be launched on March 26th, NVIDIA's card has already been priced, pictured and detailed over the course of the last month. Accompanying the steady flow of information is a set of in-house NVIDIA benchmarks, which claim the GeForce GTX 480 to be superior to AMD's fastest single-GPU competitor, the ATI Radeon HD 5870.

NVIDIA's own benchmarks have to be taken with a pinch of salt, but the first of what appears to be real-world benchmarks have now arrived to back up NVIDIA's claims. Surfacing at Arabic technology site arabhardware.net, the brief benchmarks pit NVIDIA's latest against an ATI Radeon HD 5870 across four benchmarks; DiRT 2 in DirectX 11 and Far Cry 2 in three resolutions.

We can't comment on the authenticity of the results, but the figures reinforce the belief that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480 will become the fastest single-GPU graphics card on offer.

HEXUS will of course be bringing you the definitive verdict, so stay tuned for our in-depth review later this week. In the meantime, feel free to mull over the above benchmarks in the HEXUS.community forums, and remember to head over to SCAN this Friday if you want to partake in an exclusive NVIDIA Fermi launch event.

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Why no resolution information for Dirt2?

But yay, looks like it beats the four month old little card that uses much less power. If it hadn't have done that it would almost certainly be doomed.
No massive surprises there for me, everybody seems to agree that its real competitor is the 5970… can't wait until Hexus labs can get their teeth into it and get some proper comparisons out there.

285/295/480/5870/5970 would do nicely for me, please ;)
the brief benchmarks pit NVIDIA's latest against an ATI Radeon HD 5870 across four benchmarks; DiRT 2 in DirectX 11 and Far Cry 2 in three resolutions
So it's faster than a 5870 in 2 games? Hardly conclusive, IMNSHO ;)
Its also a card thats like more than 4 months newer, yet uses more power and just beats it. Also as the 10.3a drivers proide a significant boost in performance for dirt in dx11 with the 5850 is this the same as the 5870? If so then i think Nvidias card didnt beat it by much.

If AMD went the route of brute power and not effciency then im sure they would have something a lot better, even better than the 5970 but still. Im waiting till hexus bench this too find out, power usage is a big factor along with price :D.
It's speedy - as expected, but how cherry picked are those results? Isn't Far Cry 2 a TWIMTP title? And were the 10.3a drivers used for the ATI I wonder?

As per the other posters, I look forward to a Hexus review.