GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 480 vs GTS 250 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

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 

GPUBoss recommends the EVGA GeForce GTX 480  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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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Significantly better PassMark score 4,356 vs 893 Around 5x better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 73.6 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 3,800 MHz vs 2,300 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Many more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Better floating-point performance 1,393 GFLOPS vs 483.8 GFLOPS Around 3x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 21.78 GPixel/s vs 12 GPixel/s More than 80% higher pixel rate
Significantly wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better fire strike factor score 31.06 vs 16.34 More than 90% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,561 vs 180 Around 8.8x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 480 vs 128 352 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTS 250

Reasons to consider the
ZOTAC GeForce GTS 250

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Higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 480 vs GTS 250

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 480  vs GTS 250 

8.4
7.5
Our card came without bundle, but we hear that AIBs will be including Mini-HDMI to HDMI adapters, DVI to HDMI adapters and software like NVIDIA's Rocket Sled Demo or Car Garage.
GeForce GTX 480

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