Zotac GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card pumps out those high res frames

by Rafael Hernandez on May 12, 2010 · 0 comments

Nvidia’s GF100 chip line has had a bit of a rough go with delays and hot running initial samples sent to reviewers but it seems that retail boards are slightly less toasty as once believed.

Benchmark Reviews has a look at the Zotac GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card and compares it to an early release board and finds that it runs a bit cooler and uses a bit less energy in the process:

Once 3D-applications begin to demand power from the GPU, electrical power consumption really begins to climb. Measured at full 3D load, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 engineering sample set a new maximum power record and consumed 370 watts. With a more mature BIOS controlling the unit, our retail Zotac GeForce GTX 480 slimmed down to 355W… a decrease of 15W.

A small but measurable improvement which will have to be good enough until they refine the chip further.

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