ZOTAC GTX480 Review

Warhead, MW2, Metro2033

Zotac GTX480    Review

Crysis Warhead

Given the reliance of Crysis Warhead on PhysX based cards, and how well it responds to them, it's no surprise at all to see the GTX480 eat it for breakfast, especially in the maximum frame-rate tests.

When it comes the important average FPS test it's all a lot closer, but with the overclocked ZOTAC 480 allowing us to put Vsync on and see the benefit it definitely takes home the laurels here.

Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 suffers from the same issue that we had with Shift, namely it's a console based game as so is reliant on absolute power rather than the little tweaks that enable the two different architectures to find gains in other ways. Our results reflect this although none of our cards remotely flinch and almost beg for a higher detail setting.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is the latest all shiny shooter employing nearly every fancy effect you could ever hope to see. It certainly is a feast for the eyes.

It looks like this could be the DirectX 11 equivelant of the Crytek games, because none of our cards managed to give a huge framerate. The ZOTAC in its overclocked state provided a much smoother gameplay experience without the frame-drops the others experienced.

Shall we move on to the conclusion and wrap this up?

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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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