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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) DirectX 11 ZT-40101-10P 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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  • 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 700 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x mini HDMI
  • 480 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Next-generation gaming has arrived. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 gives your games an adrenaline shot with incredible performance and futuristic, visually-stunning graphics. Experience heart-pounding, cinematic visuals on your favorite games with the combined power of DirectX 11, CUDA, 32x Anti-aliasing and NVIDIA PhysX technologies. And expand your visual real estate across three HD displays in jaw-dropping stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate in immersive gaming. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480: pure adrenaline meets visual bliss.

  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The new DirectX 11 GPU with full Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute 11 and tessellation support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg NVIDIA PhysX Technology NVIDIA PhysX technology enables a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience.
  • newegg NVIDIA CUDA Technology CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs. The CUDA technology has already been adopted by thousands of programmers to speed up those performance hungry computing applications.
  • newegg NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Vision Surround and 3-way SLI Ready NVIDIA 3D Vision brings a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technologies. Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s premier gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • newegg Interactive Ray Tracing By tracing the path of light through a 3D scene, ray tracing uses the power of the GPU to create spectacular, photo-realistic visuals. Get a glimpse into the future of gaming with ray tracing.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/3/2013 7:50:22 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: This is the best part of my system. I'm not a power gamer, and I don't overclock, but this has satiated all of my gaming and video needs. It's always the highlight of my benchmarks.

Cons: Runs REALLY hot. But it's designed to. Just really bothers me that sometimes it'll hang out around 85°C (and sometimes higher) during high gpu usages. Keeps the rest of the system warm.

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  • Brian M.
  • 8/9/2011 5:41:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: I upgraded from SLi 8800 640 GTS. My gpu score in Vantage was below 7000 and the 8800's didn't overclock that well. The 480 came with a great overclocking program (firestorm) which is much more useful then the nvidia control panel. My Vantage score with this card and an 8800 for physx is almost 20k.

Cons: This card runs hot even under manual fan settings. During my last Vantage test it hit low 80c.

Other Thoughts: My only regret is that I couldn't get an eVGA and qualify for the step up program.

I also upgraded from an x2 6400+ to an x4 955BE. Definitely helped the 480.

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  • Casey W.
  • 7/20/2011 5:32:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMess with the fan settings

Pros: -Stock, this thing tears up modern games like nothing.
-Seriously, this is a big powerful beast of a card.

Cons: -Make ABSOLUTELY SURE you can fit it in your case before you buy. Thing's ~10" long, and will muck with however you have your HDDs cabled up if you have too small a case.

Other Thoughts: It runs hot, but that's because the default fan settings are absolute bollocks. Originally installed, it idled at around 67C (although it's also been super hot here recently). Found out the fan was running at 44% speed. After changing the fan settings so that it sped up at lower temperature thresholds, it's more like 50-53C idle now, on about as hot a day. On a cool night it gets down to 39C idle. Need to do more testing as far as how much it heats up under load now, but I suspect it's got a lot more leeway. With only the one drum fan venting the heat pipes, small wonder the thing runs hot for most people when that fan is set to run kinda slow. The heat issue won't kill the card even if you just leave the fan settings alone, since under load the fan kicks up enough that the card'll probably never overheat. I've maxed crysis on a hot day before messing with the fan speeds, didn't have any problems with instability.

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  • Samuel A.
  • 6/28/2011 5:15:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest looking card to date

Pros: I have been wanting a 480 since they came out and fell in love with the look of the external heat pipes. I still think they are the best looking high end reference card out there - the 580 looks boring in comparison. Plus, now that I have waited so long, the price is great for the performance that you get. I bought two of these for SLI, and they work perfectly. Heat isn't a problem even though both my cards are right on top of each other. They are designed with an opening in the top and bottom fan area to suck air from both directions for this purpose. Having two of these huge cards in my 800d looks amazing when looking inside the case window and seeing those beautiful heat pipes.

Cons: One died on me within a week, but Newegg replaced it immediately. Very impressed with Newegg's RMA department. Also, the cards do heat up the room, especially down here in southern Alabama playing in the summer it can get pretty toasty.

Other Thoughts: Heat and noise is not a problem for me at all. I think it's kind of cool how much heat they throw out, makes me feel like i have two powerful beasts in my computer. In SLI with both cards on top of each other the top one maxes at 93, bottom one high 80's. Not all that loud either in my opinion.

Much better than my old gtx 560 SOC's in SLI. The windforce fan on those did not externally exhaust the hot air like these do.

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  • thomas b.
  • 6/23/2011 1:59:55 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's okay.

Pros: So far it looks pretty good. Huge increase in FPS on The Witcher 2 and Fallout New Vegas coming from my old GTS 450. I was somewhat skeptical about ZOTAC just because I've never bought anything from them but their packaging was really well done and the card appears to be well made. I usually buy EVGA, but I would give ZOTAC another chance if this thing lasts.

Cons: Needless to say it's HOT. Idles at around 73c for me, but I also have horrible airflow in my case. This thing is rated to run up to 105c, and after long hours of gaming I haven't seen it go above 92c. However, during Furmark I hit the 100c mark and decided enough was enough and shut it off. I figure if a game like The Witcher 2 can't push it anywhere near that mark it must be safe to use.

Other Thoughts: The card is pretty long so make sure you measure everything out before you buy. I had no problem fitting it & measured beforehand but it would really suck to buy this thing then not even be able to fit it in your case. Also make sure you have at least a 750W power supply, this thing is a power hog. The specs state at least a 600W, but I really wouldn't want to push it too far and have something go wrong. Will update this review if I have any problems in the future.

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  • Steven S.
  • 10/20/2010 4:44:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsReference card with heat pipes

Pros: Completely painless install. Swapped out a 9800 GTX and 650 watt Thermaltake PSU for the Zotac GTX480 and a 775 watt Thermaltake PSU, booted up smooth as silk. Windows reinstalled the drivers, and it just works.

I'm not into the heat and performance numbers number hooha. I don't overclock anymore. Total waste of my bandwidth, but I digress.

The card is in my son's old 9xxx quad core 4 GB game box. He's happy, the case hasn't caught fire, the games haul the mail and look better than they ever have. That's really all that matters.

Cons: Not a one hiccup so far. See Other thoughts

Other Thoughts: This is a niggle.

I have not been able to register the card. This bothers me, because the card has to be registered to get the lifetime warranty. One has to create a user account to register the card. Unfortunately, the user account process is not complete until an email confirmation is sent from Zotac. It should be instantaneous, but it's been several hours since I put in the user account info. My boggle is this... Is Zotac already going the way of BFG? Are lifetime warranties a death sentence in the graphics card industry?

Anywho food for though. Zotac is slow to get things done. This card should be registered and the warranty should be hooked up. It's just a reference card with some heat pipes sticking out the top. Any of the 480 cards would probably do the job, and some of the other card manufacturers have been around a while.

The card gets 5 stars. Zotac gets 1 until this on-line registration thing is taken care of. I guess I could use the phone. But what if nobody answ

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  • Nathan S.
  • 9/3/2010 5:45:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhere is all the heat?

Pros: I don't know how people are installing their video cards, but they should NOT get the insane temperatures I've read about.
The Good:
*No micro-stuttering (unlike GTX295 & HD5970)
*Performance is comparable to the GTX295, but with tighter frame rates.
*Seems to handle anti-aliasing better than the GTX295.
*DX11 compliant, with the horsepower to actually use the DX11 capability.
*Does not run NEARLY as hot as gossip and rumors on the internet indicate.
*Idles at 34 C to 41 C (this is @725 MHz with fan at 75%)
*Seems to run 66 C on a load. (this is @725 MHz with fan at 75%)
*Consumes 250 watts against the 289 watts the GTX295 consumed.
*Plays all modern games on highest settings.
*SLI capability (superfluous though it may be).
*Over-clocking potential (according to many sources).

Cons: The Not So Good:
*Not a dramatic improvement over the GTX 295.
*Huge and heavy.
*Who would have guessed that if you cram this giant card into a small ATX case with no air flow it would get ridiculously hot? (sarcasm).
*Is not free.

Other Thoughts: --
This is a fantastic video card. It also came with a few free games. The thing I was most astonished by was the fact that it actually runs much cooler than my GTX 295 dual PCB card. I was expecting to have some serious problems cooling the card down, but my fears were allayed when I observed 30 C temperatures on stock in my well ventilated Antec 900 case.

I've attempted to include a diagram of the method I use to reduce temperatures in my ATX case, but I don't see anyway to include this through Newegg's review system.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2010 1:17:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected!

Pros: The thing runs fast. Maintains atleast 60 FPS in most games at 1650x1050.

Cons: Like everyone else has said, the thing runs hot, but well within a safe range. With the fan at 100% (which is very, very loud by the way) the thing can still stay under 88C. Watercooling is still probably recommendable for it; it's just very hot for any enthusiast. The "Zotac Firestorm" overclocking tool is a little strange. I can't seem to adjust the GPU clock with it, as "Engine Clock" obviously doesn't change it (as shown by GPUZ).

Other Thoughts: The inclusion of Just Cause 2 was nice. It's a very fun game, and all the better when you can run it max settings on this card!

Also, to the reviewer titled "Get A Life"; Get A Job. Even if quad sli 480's is a little extreme, it just makes their computer more awesome. How you decided that having the latest technology makes you pathetic I will never know, but you obviously seem to have no understanding of computer builders. $2400 is easily pocket money to someone with a decent job.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/24/2010 5:22:20 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsDecent products, horrible support

Pros: Their products are priced well and are decent. Don't own this model, but purchased a ZT-73TE250-HSL (still worked with several busted caps) through Newegg.

Cons: Horrible support. Pray that your device never breaks and have to RMA it, as you may never see it. RMA'd my card and got confirmation from Zotac they received it on 4/26, they stated that it may take up to 30 days to repair. It's almost the end of June and I have yet to see the card. RMA status on their site still says received. The few times I have contacted them about my RMA status they were unable to access the RMA info and promised to call/email, which never happened either.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi muyg,
I apologize for the lack of communication on behalf of the RMA department. Please provide me your RMA case number and I will look into it personally. You can reach me at


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  • Anonymous
  • 5/27/2010 3:28:38 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsGet a Life

Pros: I'm sure this card is great, but I didn't buy it.

Cons: Ridiculously expensive but some people get a hard one for that extra thousand points in 3dsysmark.

Other Thoughts: Seriously the guy on here talking about getting THREE GTX 480s to replace his QUAD SLI 295s? Ludicrous, the amount of money being spent for such a stupid hobby. I'm a gamer too, and yeah I can only afford a "budget" custom rig, but even if I had extra money $2400+ on JUST the video cards for your computer is, well, absurd and and pathetic. Get a life. Go outside. Accept the fact that most games run great on high settings with a pair of 260s in SLI. Hell, I'm only on here because my 8800GT is on the fritz and I'm looking for a replacement while I wait for RMA. GTX 260 it likely is...

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