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GeForce GTX 480 And 470: From Fermi And GF100 To Actual Cards!

Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage

It might come as a bit of surprise to you that Vantage favors the Radeon HD 5870 over Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 480, and perhaps less of surprise that the dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 and GeForce GTX 295 cards take first and second place. However, bear in mind that Vantage is a DirectX 10-class synthetic metric. While many of our readers like to see these numbers, they’re not necessarily representative of real-world performance.

Also bear in mind that we’ve disabled PhysX support here. Synthetic though this test might be, there’s clearly a huge weighting given to this capability, and we’re measuring graphics performance here.

  • restatement3dofted
    I have been waiting for this review since freaking January. Tom's Hardware, I love you.

    With official reviews available, the GTX 480 certainly doesn't seem like the rampaging ATI-killer they boasted it would be, especially six months after ATI started rolling out 5xxx cards. Now I suppose I'll just cross my fingers that this causes prices for the 5xxx cards to shift a bit (a guy can dream, can't he?), and wait to see what ATI rolls out next. Unless something drastic happens, I don't see myself choosing a GF100 card over an ATI alternative, at least not for this generation of GPUs.
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  • tipoo
    Completely unimpressed. 6 months late. Too expensive. Power hog. Performance not particularly impressive. The Radeon 5k series has been delivering a near identical experience for 6 months now, at a lower price.
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  • tpi2007
    hmmm.. so this is a paper launch... six months after and they do a paper launch on a friday evening, after the stock exchange has closed.. smart move by Nvidia, that way people will cool off during the weekend, but I think their stocks won't perform that brilliantly on monday...
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  • not at all impressed
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  • Godhatesusall
    high power consumption, high prices along with a (small, all things considered) performance edge over ATI is all there is. Are 100$ more for a gtx 480 really worth 5-10% increase in performance?

    Though the big downside of fermi are temps. 97 is a very large(and totally unacceptable) temperature level. IMO fermi cards will start dying from thermal death some months from now.

    I just wanted competition,so that prices would be lower and we(the consumers) could get more bang for our buck. Surely fermi doesnt help alot in that direction(a modest 30$ cut for 5870 and 5850 from ATI and fermi wont stand a chance). It seems AMD/ATI clearly won this round
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  • Pei-chen
    Wow, it seems Nvidia actually went ahead and designed a DX11 card and found out how difficult it is to design. ATI/AMD just slapped a DX11 sticker on their DX10 card and sells it as DX11. In half a year HD 5000 will be so outdated that all it can play is DX10 games.
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  • outlw6669
    Kinda impressed :/

    The minimum frame rates are quite nice at least...
    Lets talk again when a version with the full 512 SP is released.
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  • djtronika
    yawn
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  • The way we're meant to be dismayed, gg infirmi
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  • randomizer
    I'll keep my GTX275.
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