Gigabyte GTX480 SOC Review

Overview

Gigabyte GTX480 SOC Review

Overview

There is no denying the major factor of the GTX480SOC in the artwork. We can't recall a more focussed box art that didn't just contain the product name.

The reverse is clearly dominated by the many improvements made over the stock card, including cherry picked GPUs, a better cooling system and increased quality of the voltage and memory parts.

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Just in case the huge logo on the front didn't make it clear the box is also adorned with the Super Over Clock logo.

The box contents are pretty much what you'd expect with Molex to PCIe power, manual, driver CD and a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.

Gigabyte GTX480 SOC Review     Gigabyte GTX480 SOC Review  

And here is the card in all its glory, dominated by the WindForce 3X cooler. The cooler has three 80mm PWM fans, each of which with its own dedicated heatsink to ensure the swiftest dissipation without build-up.

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The inputs and outputs of the card are the standard GTX480 ones of two DVI, a mini-HDMI outputs alongside a 6pin and 8pin PCIe power input.

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21-11-2010, 22:16:31

murphy7801
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

Dewinte
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

22-11-2010, 00:34:00

murphy7801
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Originally Posted by Dewinte View Post

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 .
Yer thing is Iv found evga cards have great warranty but are quite average products themselves.Quote

22-11-2010, 05:40:58

SnW
Naked card = geek porno LOL

Nice review matey Quote

22-11-2010, 05:56:45

Todd
How you managed to keep me occupied for thirty minutes I have no idea... As always, lovely jobly.Quote
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