ZOTAC GTX480 Review

Zotac GTX480

Zotac GTX480  Review


ZOTAC have kept to their company colours for the GTX480 box, and it's certainly eye-catching. A clear window enables you to see the behemoth of a heatsink.

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Within the box we find all the various things we expect to find, including molex to PCI-E cables and a well written manual.

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And here is the card in all its reference glory. As the GTX480 is still very new we're in the "reference cooler" stage of the cycle, but the ZOTAC logo still cuts a dashing figure.

Just in case anyone doubts the need for such a huge hunk of metal, take a look at how busy the back of the card is!

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We have two SLI fingers for tri-SLI goodness, should you wish to melt icebergs entirely on your own, the triple display outputs for triple monitor 3D gaming, and the 8 and 6 pin PCI-E power connectors.

The power is actually our first surprise as with all the talk that this takes more power than can be provided by Sellafield we expected dual 8-pins.

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Now its time to take a look at the stock cooling....

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Most Recent Comments

14-04-2010, 06:07:06

Aye its a bit of a let down by NV this time as i was really looking forward to the new cards.Quote

14-04-2010, 07:08:26

Originally Posted by name='clone38'
Aye its a bit of a let down by NV this time as i was really looking forward to the new cards.
I was aswell if Im honest, just have to hope they get it all sorted with the cash injection from the sales of these cards.Quote

14-04-2010, 09:50:39

Quite dissapointing really. 5870 is really the one to go for, or 5970, which is faster in some and clocks very well. Perhaps Fermi could be better used as a grill?

I hope the next generation brings something better to the show, because these are too hot for what they give, and when a 5970 is only £50 more, they represent very poor value.Quote

14-04-2010, 13:25:23

Me wants one, watercooled ofc!

My 280ocx is dammed loud on air but having heard these I couldn't put up with the noise.Quote

14-04-2010, 17:28:29

Judging by the color of the cooler it seems that NVIDIA can use it to light their own victory cigar. Quote

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