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ASUS ENGTX480-2D1-1536 Geforce GTX 480 Videocard Review
13 July 2010
Summary: NVIDIA does stress that the Geforce GTX 480 is more than just a gaming card however. It's the first videocard to use NVIDIA's Fermi architecture, which is a radical departure from the design of previous Geforce videocards.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Fastest single-unit DX11 graphics accelerator available, Outstanding performance for ultra high-end games, GF100 Introduces Error Correcting Code (ECC), Reduced heat output and cooling fan noise, Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case, Includes native HDMI audio/video output, Adds 32x CSAA post-processing detail, Supports triple-SLI functionality, Three-year product warranty
Cons: Consumes 315W under full load, Very expensive premium-level product, Lacks free DX11 PC video game bundle