GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 480 vs 545 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

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EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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Front view of GeForce GTX 480

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 480

Reasons to consider the
EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,824 vs 12,710 More than 85% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better PassMark score 4,356 vs 1,285 Around 3.5x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,100 vs 6,640 More than 3x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 64 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 5,014 vs 1,600 Around 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Significantly better sky diver factor score 244.88 vs 106.99 More than 2.2x better sky diver factor score
Better floating-point performance 1,393 GFLOPS vs 501.4 GFLOPS More than 2.8x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 21.78 GPixel/s vs 5.23 GPixel/s Around 4.2x higher pixel rate
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
Higher texture rate 43.56 GTexel/s vs 20.9 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 60 vs 24 36 more texture mapping units
More shading units 480 vs 144 336 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,561 vs 517 More than 3x better PassMark direct compute score
Better bitcoin mining score 116.66 mHash/s vs 35.37 mHash/s More than 3.2x better bitcoin mining score
Front view of GeForce GT 545

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Nvidia GeForce GT 545

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Higher clock speed 871 MHz vs 726 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much lower TDP 105W vs 250W 2.4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 480 vs GT 545

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 480
116.66 mHash/s
GeForce GT 545
35.37 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 480
34.48 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 545
10.69 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 480
706.1 frames/s
GeForce GT 545
306.54 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 480
303.89 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 545
92.76 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 480
3,359.44
GeForce GT 545
3,356.56

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 480
3,696.63
GeForce GT 545
3,309.72

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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