Gigabyte GTX480 SOC Review

3D Mark Vantage and Unigine

Gigabyte GTX480 SOC Review

3D Mark Vantage

As we saw when we reviewed the Lightning, its really two cards. When stock it's just cool and quiet, but once overclocked its an absolute beast. The Gigabyte in 3D Mark is between those two extremes being better out of the box but just a bit behind when overclocked. We still see some very gaudy numbers though.


Unigine Heaven

0x Anti-Aliasing

Again we can see the performance of the GTX480SOC in 'stock' configuration beating out the Lightning fairly easily. With the overclock applied things are tight between the two cards with the SOC just edging ahead. Considering that it's 35MHz slower than our Lightning overclock it's impressive indeed.


8x Anti-Aliasing

With more image quality the graphs get stretched but the results remain the same. Synthetically at least the SOC is ahead at stock and overclocked. Impressive performance indeed from Gigabyte.

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Most Recent Comments

21-11-2010, 21:15:54

With the GTX580 being the latest and with a price to match, Gigabyte want to show there is life in the old GTX480 yet.

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21-11-2010, 22:16:31

I hope they do a version of the gtx 580 quick of this wonder when we will see the first non ref gtx 580s anyway.Quote

21-11-2010, 22:46:06

Wow it's a very nice job that Gigabyte has done. I'm wondering how their warranty and support will be for GPU's, if it's comparable to EVGA and they bring more non-reference cards like this well... They'll do really well! Comparing this card at stock the the reference card is quite impressive and the work Gigabyte put in, especially with technology that you can't pronounce .Quote

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