The nVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1536 MB GDDR5 Graphics Card from EVGA is a video graphics card that provides astounding cinematic visuals. It boasts double the CUDA cores of previous generation GPU's and a high-speed GDDR5 1536 MB memory. Enjoy support for DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2 applications as well as nVIDIA's 4-way SLI, CUDA, 3D Vision Surround and PhysX technologies. Compatible in 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations, the GeForce GTX 480 provides brilliant and immersive experiences in games and unsurpassed computational power. The GeForce GTX 480 supports PCIe 2.0 bus architecture, which offers high data transfer speeds for all bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.
It is also backwards compatible with existing PCIe motherboards. The two dual-link DVI-I connectors enable high-resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560 x 1600, while being HDCP compliant. nVIDIA's 4-way SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the ultimate gaming solution under Windows 7. The CUDA technology unlocks the GPU's power to accelerate the most demanding tasks like video transcoding, physics simulation and ray tracing. Thus, it delivers incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs. GeForce supports nVIDIA's PhysX, which enables a new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience.
It supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and meets security specifications of the Blu-ray disc format. Hence, it allows playback of encrypted movie contents on PCs when connected to HDCP compliant displays. The combination of high-definition (HD) video decode acceleration and post-processing delivers picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for movies and videos. The 3D Vision and SLI technologies supported by nVIDIA allow you to expand games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for an ultimate gaming experience. Moreover, nVIDIA's Surround supports triple screen gaming with non-stereo displays.
The Microsoft DirectX 11 GPU with Shader model 5.0 is designed for ultra high performance in the new API's (Application Programming Interface) key graphics feature and GPU-accelerated tessellation. It ensures compatibility for OpenGL 3.2 applications. Furthermore, it has fully integrated support for Mini-HDMI 1.3 a including xvYCC, deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound. EVGA Precision monitors and controls fan speeds, core clocks, temperatures, frame rates, takes screenshots and more. With features like built-in artifact scanning and benchmarking, the EVGA OC Scanner combined with EVGA Precision makes the perfect combo for any enthusiast.