PCI Express 2.0
2560 x 1600
Number of DVI Outputs
Number of HDMI Outputs
GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number
Manufacturer Website Address
GV-N480D5-15I-B GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card
PCI Express 2.0
Number of DVI Outputs
Number of HDMI Outputs
Minimum 600W or greater system power supply with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connector Microsoft Operating System(s):
Number of Stream Processors
2560 x 1600
Reviewed by ga2010005611 at @ 09:08 PM Oct 02, 2010
Gigabyte does improve on the board components even though it's a reference design.
Heat & noise issues are grossly & overly exaggerated!
MY MATX RIG: ANTEC NSK3480 with side 120mm (modded), 120mm rear and 100mm upfront. INTERNAL COMPONENTS: 2 HDD's, 1 fan controller, 4 sticks of RAM, one Auzentech X-Fi Prelude card, E8600 cpu, Corsair HX620.
FULL LOAD: 80C @ room temp of 23C, fans set @ 1200rpm. IDLE TEMP: 50C @ room temp 23C, fans set at 1200rpm.
NOISE? I can not hear it over the all my cooling fans (@ 1200rpm) at full load.
DRIVERS? Stable as a rock with Nvidia drivers. No problems in Win7, Vista or XP.
POWER? Do the math or use an online PSU calculator. My Corsair HX620 does a fine job.
ADVICE: Choose the right computer chassis, plan your airflow correctly and you will not have any heat/noise issues whatsoever.
Runs best in Windows 7 64bit or Vista 64bit in conjunction with mid to high-end parts.
I can only fault Nvidia at GPU efficiency. Otherwise I still give this product a 5/5.
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Currently Gigabyte accepts end users’ requests on RMA service.
Motherboards, Video cards, servers and Rackmount server boards carry three years limited warranty.
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