Geforce GTX 480 VS HD5970 Benchmark test review

Finally the official Nvidia GTX480 benchmark tests is out in the net on web site, so I want to share with you some of the benchmark pictures showing the Tests results between the GTX480 , GTX 480 SLI ,GTX 295 , GTX 285 , GTX 275 and the radeon HD 5970 , radeon HD 5870 ,radeon HD5870 radeon HD5850.

Lets begin with the specifications and features of the two new graphic cards the ATI Radeon HD 5970 and the Nvidia GTX480 .

Nvidia GTX480

Nvidia GTX480 Specifications:

GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores
Graphics Clock (MHz)700 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz)1401 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)42 
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz)1848 
Standard Memory Config1536 MB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)177.4


infos about the New GF100 chip :
The GeForce 400 Series is a family of graphics cards being developed by Nvidia but was delayed and instead released in March 26, 2010. Nvidia claimed that the GeForce 400 Series "will mark a milestone in the history of gaming." originally slated for production in November 2009,

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 features:
The first products from the GeForce 400 series were launched on March 26, 2010
, starting with the GTX 480 and GTX 470. The GTX 480 is the highest-end model from the GTX 400 series and comes with 480 CUDA cores, a 700 MHz core clock speed, 1401 MHz shader clock and 1.5 GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 480 is roughly 10% faster than ATI's HD 5870 and launched with a price tag of US$499

The GTX 470 comes with a lower 448 CUDA cores, 607 MHz core clock, 1215 MHz shader clock and 1.25 GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 470 is around 10% faster than the HD 5850 and launched for price of US$349. Both these cards are the first Nvidia graphics cards to support Direct3D 11.

  • Tear it up. Gamers want the fastest GPU on the market and GeForce GTX 480 sets the new standard. Its next-generation architecture delivers unprecedented gaming performance at maximum resolution and quality settings, even on the latest DirectX 11 titles.
    • On average, 27 percent faster performance than any GPU on the market in newer DX11 applicationsi. At 19x12 4xAA/16xAF resolution, the GTX 480 is 61 percent faster in Metro 2033, 89 percent faster in Unigine Heaven v2, and 29 percent faster in Battleforge than the closest competitive product.
  • Dial it up. The new NVIDIA® PolyMorph Engine, a scalable geometry processing engine built from the ground up for DirectX 11 tessellation, enables incredibly detailed game characters and terrain with blazing performance. In addition, high-speed 32x anti-aliasing smoothes edges for top-notch visual quality.
    • The GTX 480 is also the world’s first consumer GPU to enable interactive ray tracing for ultra photo-realistic scenes.
  • Scale it up. New NVIDIA 3D Vision™ Surround technology expands the gaming real estate across three monitors in full stereoscopic 3D – making for a truly immersive gaming experience.ii
    • Combined with NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless active shutter glasses, 3D Vision Surround technology lets you feel like you’re in the game
    • Capable of rendering more than 746M pixels/second at full HD 1080p for a mind-blowing, 5760x1080 gaming experience.
    • Advanced NVIDIA software automatically converts more than 400 games to stereoscopic 3D without the need for special game patches.
      • Get a complete view of the battlefield in real-time strategy games.
      • Manage inventory windows and quest logs, and track your party in your favorite MMORPGs.
      • See your enemy’s movement quicker and react first in first-person-shooters.
      • Buckle yourself into the driver seat of your favorite racing game and be immersed in the action.
    • Watch Blu-ray 3D movies, view 3D photographs, or stream 3D content over the Web.
  • Blow it up. NVIDIA PhysX® technology brings games to life with dynamic, interactive environments.
    • Two times the PhysX technology performance over prior generation GPUs for dynamic game effects, such as turbulence, fluids and smoke.
    • New NVIDIA® GigaThreadTM scheduler allows up to 10-times faster switching between graphics and physics processing, enabling more complex effects to be rendered in real time.
  • Open it up. Next-generation CUDA™ architecture unleashes the computational power of the GPU to tackle the most intensive multimedia applications
    • World’s most open computing platform, with complete language and API support, including CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute, OpenCL, Java, Python, and Fortran for the broadest compatibility with GPU-accelerated applications.
    • Full support for GPU computing under Microsoft Windows 7.

HD 5970

The ATI radeon HD 5970 is a dual GPU graphic card based on HD 5870 so its dual HD 5870 on a single PCB card and it worth about 600$ , this really not a big deal as you can get tow crossfire cards for sub 500$ , keep in mind that anyone can receive the HD 5870 from ebay for only 249$ so think again if you want this 600$ piece.
HD 5970 PCB

HD 5970 Specifications:
  • Engine clock speed: 725 MHz 
  • Dual GPUs
  • Processing power (single precision): 4.64 TeraFLOPS
  • Processing power (double precision): 928 GigaFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: 1.45 billion polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 464 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 116 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 46.4 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 185.6 Gigasamples/sec
  • Memory clock speed: 1.0 GHz
  • Memory data rate: 4.0 Gbps
  • Memory bandwidth: 256.0 GB/sec
  • Maximum board power: 294 Watts
  • Idle board power: 51 Watts

As you can see in these benchmarks results the HD5970 from ATI beat the new GTX 480 from Nvidia , but keep in mind that the ATI HD5970 is a dual GPU and the new GTX480 is a single GPU , so lets just wait the next Nvidia dual GPU GTX400 serie , may be the GTX 490 .
Overclocking test result :
"increase the fan-speed to 80 per cent (<4,000rpm) and then used EVGA's Precision tool to force up the clocks. From the default 700MHz/1,400MHz/3,698MHz clockings for core, shader and memory, respectively, we hit 800MHz/1,600MHz/ 4,224MHz, representing a 14 per cent increase over stock. System-wide power-draw increases from a peak 475W to 525W.

Looking a the 2,560x1,600 results, Far Cry 2 (8x AA) performance rose from 54.91fps to 61.3fps and DiRT 2 DX11 from 50.69fps to 56.78fps"

update: nVidia is likely to be showing its most important partners a very serious piece of new kit, The GTX490 Dual GPU.
Geforce GTX 480 VS HD5970 Benchmark test review Geforce GTX 480 VS HD5970 Benchmark test review Reviewed by Mhr on 15:30 Rating: 5

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