PICTURES: GeForce GTX 480 Stripped Apart

We're just days away from the official unveiling of Nvidia's first Fermi-based GF100 GPUs. Some of those living down under at Australia-based Atomic MPC, however, seem to have gotten their hands on a sample and have taken it apart. Thankfully, there are pictures, and we've selected a few to show you.

Check out the full gallery of disassembly pictures at Atomic MPC.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • brendano257
    Better than box pictures I suppose =D
  • Pictures and pictures and pictures, and still no benchmarks....
  • lol and here come Fermi all nude, whats next?
  • builderbobftw
    I want to see the different Photos benchmarked!!!!

    (We seen like a dozen, so plenty of samples)
  • micr0be
    i dont get it ... why don't i remember this much hype for ATI 5XXX series....
  • dragonsqrrl
    Interesting to see how the heat sink and cooling assembly is set up under the hood. Looks like the aluminum frame (serving as a heat sink for the memory) and the main GPU heat sink are actually two completely separate components. It's also interesting to note that the heat pipes actually come in direct contact with the GPU.
  • Shadow703793
    I gave up on this card being silent once I saw the Delta fan. :lol:

    At any rate, this is one power sucking beast.
  • yzfr1guy
    But, Will it blend?
  • XD_dued
    shadow703793I gave up on this card being silent once I saw the Delta fan. At any rate, this is one power sucking beast.
    yea based on the prices, it looks like it won't perform much better than 5xxx yet consume a lot more power...
  • Spanky Deluxe
    I'm sure benchmarks are coming soon - chances are there's an embargo on them until official launch and enough units are on their way to retailers. A little blue bird tells me that Tom's already has a 480 and already benchmarked it a few days ago.