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GeForce GTX 480M: AVADirect’s W880CU Is Packing The Heat

Benchmark Results: Crysis

Our desktop tests have shown that Crysis is essentially GPU-bound by anything less than a Radeon HD 5870 graphics card. How will the GeForce GTX 480M stand up?

While the GeForce GTX 480M is significantly faster than any other single-GPU mobile solution, its still “only” fast enough to play at high detail levels smoothly when the display resolution is dropped to 1280x720.

The use of Very High detail levels in Crysis should be reserved exclusively to desktop gaming systems.

  • bin1127
    It plays Crysis!
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  • Tamz_msc
    ....all of these notebooks must be plugged into a power outlet before gaming commences.
    I think that sums it up.
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  • Lmeow
    Portable vasectomy!
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  • Tamz_msc
    LmeowPortable vasectomy!LOL +1
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  • xyzionz
    Quite a surprise on the power consumption...
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  • sprunth
    That's a crazy heat pipe setup...

    Agree on the naming thing on the last page, that would be helpful.
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  • Maziar
    Great review.
    Before its launch,it was rumored that it will have a much higher power consumption than 5870M, but now it seems they are close
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  • "Notice that the component on the left uses both fans and has two-thirds the total number of heat pipes" Ummmmm if I'm looking at the picture correctly the GPU and the majority of the heat pipes are on the Right, you may want to retype that.
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  • are there no temperatures for gpu in article or i missed it?
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  • Plyro109
    The funny thing is, AMD actually DID use the naming scheme you like in their LAST generation of mobile GPU's. The Mobility 4850 matched the standard 4850's number of stream processors, albeit with lower clock speeds. Same with the Mobility 4870 and Mobility 4870x2.

    They changed it in response to Nvidia's naming scheme, which is a shame. I liked the matching of desktop/laptop performance to names, too. :/
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